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Asian fusion restaurant in the Whangarei Town Basin
US$3 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 7 April 2021

I get the most enjoyment from visiting this place when you can share the tapa-style meals and enjoy a cocktail. They have a nice array of cocktails that both taste and look amazing, my favourite has been the lychee mojito. And of the share plates...- the kale salad with satay dressing is always a must! The setting is very warm and cosy, with Asian influences. The bar looks spectacular at nighttime when all lit up.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021

The food is amazing! Great variety as well and the atmosphere is fantastic. And to top it off....beautiful location at the Whangarei wharf. This is a must visit if you’re in Whangarei. We’ve also been to the one in Mt Maunganui and that one is...fabulous as well.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2021 via mobile

Service was good and staff pleasant. The pork belly was good. The chicken satay was greasy and way too salty.the steamed dumplings tasted strange. It seemed like the flavors used were not compatible and didn't blend well. Overall not an enjoyable meal.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 January 2021

We had a crew lunch here after crossing the Tasman. It was the first meal off the yacht after 12 days and didn’t disappoint. Great food and friendly service.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

We were a party of 8 with three hungry teenagers and a coeliac child so we’re unsure if we’d all get something we’d love . The teenagers were happy , however , the gluten free options are very limited (as they cook everything in the...same fat/oil) . Friendly staff and Very tasty and good sized portions for the rest of us but could improve on advertised options for gluten free as being coeliac isn’t just a diet choice.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 11 November 2020 via mobile

We had 4 choices from the Express Lunch and they were delicious. The Kale Slaw was delightful surprise and we very much enjoyed our meal.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

Perfect for sharing! Visited here for dinner with some friends and were told to share lots of different dishes and it was perfect. We ordered the kale salad, pork belly, dumplings, squid and duck salad. It was all so delicious, but the squid was my...favourite. The staff were very nice. Only bad thing was the desert, I ordered the mango cheesecake and it tasted very bland. Other than that everything was 👌🏽More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020

We love this type of food and it was really delicious. Could not fault the flavours at all. However the dishes came all at once and were virtually dumped on the table. Very rushed and the staff seemed uninterested in delivering a dining experience. Very...disappointing as the food was certainly good, but they need to sort this.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020 via mobile

Excellent service, fun and friendly atmosphere, great location and a superb menu. However this is the first restaurant we've been to that was unable to cater for my food requirements resulting from Crohn's. The only items on the menu they could guarantee were free of...onion and garlic were fries and rice. We were sad to leave. The waiter was very respectful and made suggestions about where else we could dine.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

I have been twice for dinner with friends and happy with meals and service! Have been few times just to get takeaways and the service was horrible! The lady serving was so rude and impatience - first time seemed like she was just having a...bad day- went back couple of days later and was the same lady and guess what? Same service ! No smiling or Welcoming words! My husband went for the third time a week later and the same lady had the same “attitude”! I ended up giving up to get my coffee from there! Never went back for dinner as keeping relating to the poor experiences I have had!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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  • No. 8 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4