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Hede Cafe & Bar

43 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good11%
  • Average7%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible36%
Mar 3, 2017
“Avoid Friday and Saturday nights ”
Jan 19, 2017
“Pre Show Dinner (7:30pm Show)”
Closed Now
All hours
Japanese, Asian, Grill
$$ - $$$
43 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Dined here last week on a Friday night and had a good experience.. Food was delicious and fresh.. I loved my Chicken Teriyaki dish and the pork dumplings Restaurant did get busy and loud as a lot of younger people come to do the BYO.....More

1  Thank Racheenz
Reviewed March 31, 2017

ervice was poor from the get go. We ordered our meals at 8.45pm, and the first dish (a side of spring rolls) arrived at 10.15pm. From then onwards dishes came out in dribs and drabs - most of the meals were stone cold. A few...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Amazing Japanese food. Pays to book as it's often really busy, we've been turned away before! Great value on the set menus. Yum!

2  Thank Rachael B
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

Food was good. But when we dined there there was a group of about 20 treating the place like a pub! They were so ridiculously loud we moved tables and still couldn't hear ourselves talk, or THINK. The surrounding tables were just as frustrated &...More

1  Thank Samantha B
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Recommended by one of my friend. So we went and tried for our lunch here yesterday and every happy with our orders (very delicious food and clean). I ordered a curry chicken dish, comes with miso soup and the taste was so yummy!!!! The service...More

1  Thank Pia528
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Arrived at Hede at 6:00 pm (table for 3 required) and were directed to sit anywhere. Orders were taken efficiently and we ordered 3 separate Set Menus. 55 minutes later we received our food which was an extraordinary time to wait for food delivery given...More

Thank ActionHero47
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Arrived for a pre-show meal assuming that two hours would be sufficient time. However, the speed of service was so slow this was a serious challenge especially considering we had only ordered one course.

3  Thank Gavin P
Reviewed December 21, 2016

After reading all the bad reviews was delighted that my expectations were exceeded.did not have to wait for service or food and thought was very reasonably priced. All and all an enjoyable evening.

1  Thank Trudy M
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We arrived here at 10:30pm after seeing a show so didn't actually expect their kitchen to still be open. However it was and we had the most amazing meal. It was nice that the staff didn't rush us and we couldn't get enough of their...More

1  Thank Orangetablet
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I personally had no concerns on their service although what mattered was their food.. When you go to Japanese restaurant you expect dishes that tastes fresh and lightly seasoned. Although hede's dishes tasted completely opposite. We have ordered tepanyaki chicken dish and the other beef...More

Thank Minjoo B
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Restaurant Details

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Japanese, Asian, Grill
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 472-5249
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