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$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
60 Church Road | Pukete, Te Rapa., Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-850 9339
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“salad” (26 reviews)
“pork skewers” (5 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
60 Church Road | Pukete, Te Rapa., Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Before the change of owner, this used to be our favourite place, as we frequently came for dinner. However, the owner has changed the menu and upped the prices by almost double for half the portion. This service was still good, they understood our frustrations....More

Thank Toby_Ano
Mark S, General Manager at Ember, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Tony, thank for your review The menu changes and price jump was unfortunately driven by a new Head Chef who had started at the same time as the new owner purchased Ember. He left us in November and since then we have brought back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on Sunday after receiving poor service at another venue where we were unable to get attention of staff to place an order. Unfortunately for us this was not the last stop for the evening. When we arrived we were greeted promptly and were...More

2  Thank ainsleeash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably priced food. Loved the mac cheese balls. Lots of spicy food on the mail menu which is not my thing really so ended up having the pumpkin salad which was really nice.

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find on the North side of Hamilton, easy parking and modern premises. The staff were attentive and efficient with high tech ordering on a quiet night. All mains are Japanese grilled on a skewer, with good taste and suitable salads, a simple menu...More

Thank Chris-Brigg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Salt n pepper squid ok, mac n cheese balls very good, was lookin forward to the pork belly, but they had run out with the wedding party there that night, settled for the pulled brisket burger. Disappointed no embers to be seen, no smoke to...More

Thank Mark H
Mark S, General Manager at Ember, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mark H I'm sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience here at Ember. We do cook some items on gas like most restaurants, however we do have a Japanese Robata Grill, using charcoal, sitting prominently at the front of our open kitchen, which...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Ember to celebrate my birthday with family. We had booked our table a week in advance. I asked twice for our table when we arrived. There was a big wedding on in the restaurant. We told our meal would take a hour because...More

Thank Kara-Lee C
Mark S, General Manager at Ember, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kara, apologies about saturday night. We do normally roster on extra staff when we have functions on, however one of our chefs and one of our FOH team had called in sick very last minute. The girl who would of been serving your section...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The evenind sunset views were beautiful over the hills Highly recommend the smalls (tapas) a good selection and really delicious. The big's (mains) we found to be a little chewy but tasty enough, but I would forgo these and have a few more of the...More

Thank Matryn7856
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Top marks for Ember! We recently had breakfast here after reading about it in Nourish magazine. Staff were friendly, helpful and professional. We were met with a smile and made to feel really welcome. Our breakfast was incredible. Beautifully prepared with care, love and an...More

Thank kowhai2016
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

....I would. My wife took me here for my birthday. We had never been before, but used to hear good things about it when we lived in Waikato so decided to try it when we were back for a visit. We got there when it...More

1  Thank kereru44
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We enjoyed a lovely meal, had to book at the last minute as our booking at another restaurant was cancelled (chef was sick!). Relaxed atmosphere, nice surroundings with attentive wait staff.

Thank ChucklesHamilton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Church Road | Pukete, Te Rapa., Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-850 9339
  • E-mail
Ember Eatery & Bar: Our philosophy around sharing plates is to share our delectable selection of food between friends and family. We want our creations to create a casual and intimate, friendly and laid-back atmosphere, encouraging conversation and interaction around the table.
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