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“It's for the food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of KC cafe

KC cafe
39a Courtney Place, Wellington, New Zealand
043858980
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Ranked #316 of 824 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It's for the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Successful restaurant owners will agree – places thrive or fail on their service. Get service wrong and you’re dead.

KC Café manages to plumb even greater depths. There is no service to speak of, but for staff who, to judge from their demeanour and behaviour, are pretty ambivalent about customers at best and rather dislike them in general.

BUT, none of this matters. KC Café is consistently and always full to the gunwales. Why? It’s the food. An extensive menu of good food. Genuinely nice, interesting, authentic, delivered fast despite the crowds of people and excellent value for money.

It’s interesting to sit by the window onto the street and look at would-be diners walking past. The well-heeled and aristocratic glance in and hurry along, possibly put off by the decor which is some way past its use by date. What they fail to see is that the tables are packed with happy customers, many Asian, obviously relishing their experience. They’re not there to be seen. They’re there to be fed in a way that few other cafes in Wellington can match.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Tony B
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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526 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Good and Cheap Cantonese food on Courtney Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

All your basic cafe style chinese food - I have been about 6 times in the past 3 months - really enjoy their 'Wonton Mee Dry" at $11.50 - their BBQ meats are also very good.

In summer get a table on the edge of the footpath and watch the world wonder on by

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank kiwi-traveller-PS
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Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Fantastic food, place is very clean, the lady at the counter is NOT customer focused, but the food is amazing!! Would def go back

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Megan O
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wellington
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best chinese takeaway in wellington”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Best chinese takeaway in wellington, been consistency for a long time. very good for after work quick fed, also vey good price too.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank laziooo
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Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best chinese food outside of Hong Kong for me.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Its not a Kiwified chinese, its the real thing, that means no sweet and sour (though they probably sell it) and plenty of tripe, stocks and unusual veges. I generally go here with my wife after a few beers in town, we lived in Hong Kong and this is our fix for authentic Chinese food. I cant rate this place highly enough. I normally go for the spicy beef soup or beef brisket clay pot. Both are great. The staff are either friendly or miserable depending on who you get. I dont care either way as i go for the food. Awesome place.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank mattandsuze
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