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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Vietnamese, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic night out with family where we tried most of the menu and thoroughly enjoyed every dish. Highly recommend the pork belly and chicken dishes along with the desserts and sides. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Overall a great night and we will...be back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here at Dragonfly is absolutely the best. They have something for everyone and will even change things slightly to meet your dietary requirements. Great service. Great atmosphere. Well worth a visit!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely family catch up evening here with my brother and my son. The service was excellent- friendly, helpful and attentive without being at all intrusive. The food was all fantastic and the sharing style of eating was great. We shared 4 starters and...3 mains with sides , and even had desert which isn’t usual. We ate in the courtyard which has a lovely ambienceMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

We were told by a local to come here after a show, for cocktail happy hour after 10pm. We were glad to have had the recommendation! It’s a very funky place. Great decor. Music not too loud. Yummy cocktails were 2 for $24. Friendly staff....A really nice way to end the evening.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

We had a great team dinner at Dragonfly. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was tasty. We even sampled the mocktails, which were excellent!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

We had a simply lovely dinner at Dragonfly. Even though we had not booked (I do recommended booking as it is popular), it was no trouble and we were given a lovely high table near the cocktail bar. The food choices were great and the...food soooo tasty. Our waiter was excellent, attentive and super efficient. If ever we are back in Wellington, we will return!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

It was a Monday night & web search showed they were shut but we walked past anyway. Our good luck they were open. First visit n we will be back. Staff were nice to deal & service & food excellent. We had small plates which...were very tasty & just right amount. Atmosphere also good.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

A lot of work has gone into the ambiance of the restaurant. However, it's very long and very dark and not so good for those with claustrophobia issues. Luckily we ended up in the dimly lit courtyard at the back which had a bit more...space but I did feel I was in the back of a long cave. The food was delicious. Couldn't fault it. I had the pork dumplings in a chilli sauce, shortrib beef and star anise pannacotta. Wonderful. But I have to say the evening was ruined with the very uncomfortable little backless stools we sat on for 2 hours, and the headbanging loud music that was not in keeping with the atmosphere. It spoilt it for me and I wouldn't go backMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

Came here with my partner for a date night and the food was so bad we only ate half and left. We spent $160 for the 2 of us so was extremely disappointed and we didn't even take away the rest as just wasn't good...so felt extremely ripped off. Drinks weren't bad but could not make up for how bad the food was. I love Asian cuisine so was excited for this but we left to go eat elsewhere to make up for it. Far better Asian restaurants in Wellington, definitely never coming back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

We were in Wellington for a special girl's weekend away. The entrees were amazing! Having been highly recommended to go to Dragonfly as a 'special' place for a beautiful meal and experience by both our managers, we were sadly very disappointed. We endured extremely loud...weird music one couldn't hear 50cms away, overzealous patrons packed in like sardines trying to talk over the music, and sadly the main meals left us very disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

This is an incredibly busy and popular spot and it's easy to see why! Their take on Asian food is creative and delicious! It is not a huge space so probably not the place for an intimate dinner a deux but service is propmt, helpful...and friendly. Their version of spring rolls is not to everyone's taste as the ingredients are blended into one soft filling but it's still tasty. The popcorn chicken is absolutely delectable but the beef short ribs are outstanding. Meltingly tender and flavoursome. Great cocktails and a reasonable wine list. Would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

Large group of old friends and with all our differences we had the most wonderful night - service was fabulous-food was so very delicious and we were able to all pay separately Sorry no photos too busy having the best time !!!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

Love the food here and the cocktails. Second time we have visited on business and another sensational meal. Highly recommend the coconut squid and the beef short rib.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2023

Bro the Ching Chong Bing Bong was straight fire and you should definitely get the ching chong bing bong because it tastes amazing with octopus balls

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Stunning cocktails and even better food. Great atmosphere - loved every dish we ordered but the coconut squid would have to be my favourite

Date of visit: February 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4