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Welcome to Street Food Kitchen, we proud ourselves on offering Street Food from around the world. Lots of international flavours in a shared plate dining experience. Come in and enjoy Timaru's largest range of craft beer and cocktails.
US$7 - US$10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Street Food
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My absolute favourite place to go in Timaru. Food and cocktails are always done to an amazing standard and they often have a 'specials menu' or a change of menu which keeps it exciting to keep going on the regular!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 15 December 2021

We went here in error thinking we were going to Speights which is attached right next door. After an explanation of how things worked we ordered 4 choices and weren't disappointed. Everything was delicious and we'd certainly go back if we lived in the area!...The waitress was great too, very thoughtful - even propping up our wobbly table leg without us mentioning it. The place was extremely busy with Xmas groups but the service was still very good if slightly slow at the start of which was apologised for. So pleased we went and we certainly made an excellent mistake!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 November 2021

If you like your food to taste like it came from the ashes of hell then this is the place for you. Don’t let the look of this restaurant fool you. Tapas style food is a good idea when you can pull it off. This...restaurant has a long way to go. $14 for 2 spring rolls, which tasted like they were cooked for so long the cabbage disintegrated and the wrapper sucked up all of the unchanged oil they were cremated in. The vege dumpling wrappers were burnt yet somehow still raw, don’t get me started on the filling and be grateful they come with some black vinegar to drown them in to make them taste like anything other than dried wet mushroom. If the Chipotle Fried Chicken was called “Fried Within an Inch of its Life Chicken Jerky”, then we’d have got what we asked for. The dish we most looked forward to was the Indian Fried Cauliflower, sadly, our hopes of something good coming from the kitchen came to no avail. With no chimichurri sauce in sight, we were thankful it came with some ‘from the bottle’ chipotle mayo to cover the taste of it. The coating was so sweet and blackened it tasted of burnt sugar and dirty deep fryer. Not once did any of the staff approach the table to ask if everything was alright, though they should have been asking ‘is anything alright?’. Upon leaving, we were still not asked if we enjoyed the food, which really just showed the staff already knew the food was horrific. It would be interesting to know where all these 5 star reviewers were actually dining because I wouldn’t for a second believe it was here. We want to say something nice about this experience, however, nothing comes to mind. We truly hope the restaurant takes this criticism and uses it constructively as we’re sure there is, with some hard work, potential for it to do well in the future.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 16 October 2021

Daughter, granddaughter and myself had lunch their. Menu was very basic and slightly warm. Everything we had, had cheese slices in it. Even the granddaughters cheese and crackers were crackers and cheese slices cut into quarters. Not impressed. We have heard rave reviews about Street...Food Kitchen but I wont be back in a hurry.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 September 2021

Excellent service and quick delivery during level 3, delicious food as always! Whole family loved it! Highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

Lovely Asian fusion with such a cool trendy vibe. Had the takeaway lunchboxes which are good value. Looking forward to trying out other food on the menu.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 10 April 2021 via mobile

Night out with friends. Like the change of menu but definitely nothing low carb & low sugar for me apart from a tiny salad. The sweet & sour chicken was delicious! Service was a bit lacking tonight we all thought. Meals mucked up as young...waitress didn't tell us what portions she had I.e. this is the kids meal size so some ladies got the wrong plates of food!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 27 January 2021

This is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. The ambiance and food are beautiful! Amazing!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 26 January 2021 via mobile

Gorgeous food & location! Street Food Kitchen was recommended to me by a friend & I am so glad I tried it whilst in Timaru for work. Excellent, friendly service and the tofu bao buns & Szechuan prawns were outstanding! The perfect amount of crunchiness...& spice on the prawns but not too oily either. I finished with the Japanese soufflé style cheesecake which was beautiful. I’d highly recommend this restaurant for a great meal to share with family and/or friends or on your own. So yum!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 21 November 2020 via mobile

We arrived at the Strret Food Kitchen having just partaken of a pre-prandial beer at Hector Black's, just around the corner (also highly recommended). The service at Street Food Kitchen was great, it was friendly, helpful and prompt. And the food was excellent. We had...a range of dishes and would particularly recommend the pork bao buns and the red curry. But best of all the squid, cooked and flavoured to perfection. Loved this place, will definitely return.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Yes, Street Food Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Street Food Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4