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Chim-choo-ree

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14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-839 4329
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to chim choo ree with my colleagues for a Christmas lunch. The ambience is good but thr is not enough parking in front of the restaurant. Food came promptly and service was good. Food presentation was also very good but the taste wS not very good.

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Thank garima14
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I often dine here because the food is the best in the Waikato. I usually order a variety of dishes such as the Anchovy Toast and Churros. The mains are sublime.

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Thank olgahjw
Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we booked in for 4 people, we mentioned that one of our party is a Vegan. The restaurant phoned back the day before to check details and asked how many courses would our vegan guest require. On our advice they especially prepared an entrée and main course which proved excepional and impressed our guest. Our Welsh waiter stood out... More 

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Thank Ngaire205
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My expectations of good food and service are high these days and this place always delivers. So many interesting but rewarding flavours to try. Small plates and big plates you really can't go wrong. The staff here are pretty funky, passionate about what they do and I like they can give genuine recommendations on both food and drink. They've always... More 

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Thank Laura D
Israel
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269 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I didn't expect to be so pleased with a restaurant that serves almost only complex dishes, but I found more than enough items on the menu, all were served beautifully and were flavored well. Service was good, and the prices were not as high as one would expect at this type of establishment.

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Thank B B
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed by the food considering what you pay for it. The service was not that great, granted on a busy night, but we weren't asked if we wanted any drinks once.

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Thank sofiat796
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent, friendly and helpful. We shared a bar starter and a dessert which were both delicious - ( Rice pudding and I hate rice pudding and this was divine). A main of the eye fillet and duck were both outstanding and very filling.

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Thank iti685
Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice dinner during our one night layover stay in Hamilton. Restaurant is ever so slightly located out of the main city centre, however still walkable. Fresh oysters served with a beautiful mignonette. I can't remember where the oysters are from, but were the best on our trip. Did not order a whole lot, but the dishes we did... More 

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Thank Steven L
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441 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again, friends invited and accompanied. And yes, they have great taste! Is this the best restaurant in Hamilton? they thought so. I could not disagrees it was truly excellent. Do book as it is very popular. the menu is exciting, novel and full of local produce. The wine list is similar and we had NZ wines that were so tasty,... More 

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Thank David S
Kiwi in London
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there tonight. The food was great, and flash. I was worried that I wouldn't get full, but by the end of it I was. Individually the different courses seemed expensive, but all up my drink, entree, main and dessert came to $78 - which was reasonable, considering the high standard. The staff were very friendly and professional. They... More 

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Thank mr_vigilante

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-839 4329

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