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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
About
Savor the finest fusion menu in Dunedin. Inspired shared plates that will transform your usual dining experience. All in the heart of The Octagon. We have designed the menu with small plates to share, leading on to main-sized meals that can be enjoyed with a side. Our kitchen team philosophy is to source the best ingredients, working closely with our suppliers, and to treat the product with respect. We try to use different techniques to highlight the flavour of each dish, and we are always testing new dishes that we’d like to showcase to our guests.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Asian, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is great, and they have some excellent dishes and sharing platters. Together with a great drinks menu, we had a great time here discussing various topics. The decoration inside is nicely done, and gives it a cosy feeling. Prices, especially for that what...is offered, are very, very reasonable.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to vault 21 for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant itself is very cool. The service was very attentive. We had the tacos, dumplings, mussels and veggies to share, followed by desert. Everything just tasted fresh and light . Walked away very satisfied....We were seated in the back part near the kitchen, I enjoy an open kitchen experience being able to see the chefs at workMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vault 21 is a lovely restaurant with fantastic service, a warm and calm environment, and nice decor. The restaurant consists of about 3 dining areas, providing a comfortable experience considering the size of the restaurant. The grilled eggplant was a favourite of ours with a...perfect charred flavour, toasty pine nuts, and a miso sauce. The Peking duck crispy tacos were a bit difficult to eat due to the crunchy taco having a tendency to snap. The duck, however, was tender and plentiful, with a great hoisin flavour. The braised wild mushroom hot pot was full of mushroomy goodness, but slightly lacking in salt. The sticky beef wontons were reminiscent of a beef Wellington- super meaty and delicious with a crunchy exterior. The mains downside to our experience was the lack of dairy free dessert options, with only one being dairy free. Overall, our experience was very enjoyable.More

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Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, cocktails & excellent service. A great dining experience to celebrate our son’s 21st birthday.

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Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here on a couple of occasions when visiting Dunedin and each time the food, service and cocktails have been amazing.

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Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024

We couldn’t fault Vault 21! We booked for a graduation celebration and it exceeded our expectations. Service was superb, drinks were amazing and the food was divine!

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

Came to Vault 21 for my graduation lunch, with my family. Lovely menu with Asian flavors. Fresh produce, friendly staff, great atmosphere. Despite being ultra busy we weren't rushed from our table. Will definitely be back.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

Amazing food we had a selection of the light meals and the best cocktail IV ever had!! Definitely 5 out of 5

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

We booked online, so easy to do, so were promptly seated upon arrival. Good drinks menu with lots of options, even some Mocktails. We decided on sharing plates and the menu suits this well. We had the beef dumplings and Pierogi’s for starters and the...Bang Bang Chicken as a main. All were excellent and very tasty. Do try the Pierogis when you visit as they aren’t a menu item that you come across very often. I think they are an old Ukraine food, but I could be wrong. They are delicious and I’m glad I’ve finally tried them. We were served promptly and the food was all steaming hot. Our wait staff were great and very knowledgeable. I’d definitely dine here again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

My husband and I dined here yesterday for lunch it was the day of the pink concert in town, the restaurant was so busy we were lucky we booked. I saw the staff making every effort to accommodate those who hadn't booked also. We were...served by our waiter within mins of being seated, he quickly took our drinks order and soon returned for our food order. Food was prompt and delicious and well presented. The staff made sure we had everything we needed at regular times but not too much. Can't wait to come back with a large group and dine in one of the cool alcoves Thank you for everythingMore

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

We booked here before seeing the link concert. It was extremely busy, however service was not affected. Highly impressed with the hostess and our male waiter was fantastic as it was so busy, he remained very calm and we felt very looked after. Food was...great, drinks delicious and the whole meal was very reasonably priced. Great to have plenty of GF/DF options as someone from our party had those concerns. 10/10 will be coming back.More

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Disappointing dinner experience. We were seated down the back near the kitchen and the music was so loud we couldn’t hear each other speaking. When I brought this up to the waitress she said “0h it’s cause we have our DJ on”…maybe look at selecting...a more appropriate dining music option and leave the DJ for after dark when it turns into a club!? Food was average, Bang Bang Chicken bland and uninspiring.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Came here for Valentines Day and didn't think we would need to reserve a table so unfortunately there were no tables inside. Luckily there were tables outside and it was a beautiful day. Great location to people watch. Waitress was in great spirits and we...enjoyed talking with her, she recommended some dishes to try and all were tasty but the highlight was the beef wontons and eggplant. Parking was a bit hard so recommend walking if possibleMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

My wife and I went here on the evening of 10 Feb 2024. We found the staff very accommodating and friendly. The restaurant had an excellent vibe and it was matched by fantastic food. We also found it very good value. Highly recomended.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

Sitting down for a pre-show meal, the quality and enthusiasm of service was immediately obvious. Not in an OTT way but genuine. Drinks ordered/delivered with grace then meal. Everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere, especially the interactions with our server. Great effort. We’ll be back.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Vault Restaurant, General Manager at Vault 21, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2024

Thank you for your review! I'll be sure to pass the compliments back to the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, Samantha, Restaurant Manager

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Vault 21 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5