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167 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 8288
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11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
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141 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday dinner here. Unassuming place, easy to walk past. We went on a recommendation. Eclectic no frills place, which I quite like. Decent menu options, quick service. We ate early as heard it can fill up quickly after 5pm. Food arrived quickly. I ordered the Dumpling Tom Yum. They had run out of dumplings but offered won tons instead. That... More 

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Thank Sean F
Nilai, Malaysia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Seatings are congested. Food was blend, chicken laksa was not anywhere near the laksa taste. The nasi lemak was a huge let down. The Aunty Mena's special tofu was good but on the whole the food was very pricy, small portions, and being a vegetarian, Asian food enthusiast this place will not be a good place for introduction towards Asian... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I had missed a chance to eat here the last time I passed through Wellington, but this time I made sure to arrange it so I could have lunch there on my way north. And I made sure to stop on the way back through because it was sooooo tasty! I had spring rolls, dumplings and deep-fried mushrooms, Nasi Goreng... More 

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Thank echoriath
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Great food for a great price. After trying to get food near by at a place with rude staff and literally no where to sit, we came upon this place. Food was excellent. Curry soup on a cold day is a dream.

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Thank Meghan D
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Very modest, simple and unassuming place. The atmosphere was easy going. This is a no frill place that serves tasty food and in generous quantity. The only negative point was time delay to serve. Wall decoration was eye catching and unique. Yummy food not to be missed out. Located in the busy Cuba street.

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Thank Mukundan S
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

There's no need to worry about meat turning up in your dish here and being a vegetarian this is a huge plus! I love Asian food and aim to support vegetarian places. Lot's of selection and it has even pleased my carnivorous peers. The food here is ok, although I have found several dishes a little bland. The deep fried... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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131 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We found this place while searching for a place to have lunch. From the outside the restaurant does not make a big impression and it looks like hundreds of other asian restaurants. As soon as you are inside you realize it is a special place. The walls are uniquely painted and decorated. The service was very friendly but a little... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Busy simple restaurant in the heart of the city. Many choices of food and well informed staff eg gluten free. Very popular with locals and visitors so you may have to share a table but it adds to the fun. The service is not fast as the meals are freshly prepared and well worth waiting for.

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1 Thank biggreentravel
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Super cheap ($10-15) for mains, and big portions! After all my visits I've settled on Nasi Lemak with soya slice and potato. Their deep fried dishes are too heavy and fatty, so avoid these if you're after healthy, light food. Their mock meats are spot on, so if you're a meat eater and want to try out vegan food -... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised and the food was really yummy. We had the vegan/gf version of the Laska, tom yum soup, and the Chow Mee of which was delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 8288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?