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100 Molesworth Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
473-3370
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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The Beehive is an eclectic mix, offering mainly NZ breakfast staples and mainly Malaysian dishes at lunchtime and after work. The Malaysian food is what attracts us back time and time again. The vegie dhal with a roti is my favourite, whether its for a quick and tasty lunch or a more relaxed dinner with an accompanying glass of wine.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Go for murtabak or its rotis. They sre freshly made. Love its customer service. Popular with the parliamentary crowd.

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Thank 233Shan
Wellington, New Zealand
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353 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This used to be one of my favourites but must have changed hands and went today and the service was shocking (not the usual lovely lady at the counter) and the food - had chicken beehive special - was not up to the previous standard of care and quality in preparation. Still edible and okay - just not what it... More 

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Thank amr100
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The food is of acceptable standard for Malaysian visitors. The lady owner seems a bit loud and abrupt but the husband seems very friendly and welcoming. Brought our family of 16 recently and having lived in NZ since the 80's, we missed a good Malay breakfast and since this is my third trip to this cafe, I thought why not.... More 

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Thank rtsrka
Wellington
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227 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

The Beehive provides the standard range of dishes, chicken & lamb curries, nasi goreng and rending are all available. The Beehive is not licenced so one can't have a soothing lager along with makan. Service is relatively swift and one gets a meal for around $15 that keeps the hunger at bay. having said that the food is not spectacular,... More 

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Thank Ralph777051
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

I visited this cafe for the first time at lunch today. I was really shocked by the service from the woman at the til. Mega unfriendly, snatched money off me, got annoyed at me when I didn't specify which 'special' I wanted. She then proceeded to berate another staff member loudly. As a customer, I want to be greeted with... More 

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Thank Melissa T
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Basic decor but great food and really friendly owners. Relatively cheap lunch or dinner. I've bought the boys here for probably the last decade. Good place for family meal.

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Thank thatraynerlad
New Zealand
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Went here last week to grab a roti chanai. I used to come here all the time but the food has gone down a few notches...not to mention the woman on the til who didn't smile. The roti was ok, a bit dense. It came with a tiny bit of curry sauce and a piece of chicken for $9.

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Thank YYML
Masterton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Appearances can be deceiving. It doesn't look much but it has a great lunch menu with very reasonable priced food. Quick service. It's a hidden gem. Great dishes of the day.

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Thank Mac88_12
Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is a Malaysian cafe, one block up from Parliament so one of the best places to go if you need to get lunch or dinner when you have business at that end of town. The food tastes great. The service is very attentive. During the day you order at the counter and at night they will bring you a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Molesworth Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 473-3370

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