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“Fantastic food”

Adzuki Bean Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 171 Restaurants in Lower Hutt
Cuisines: Seafood, Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Adzuki Bean is the love bean. In ancient times, a man went away to war. His wife waited for him under a big tree on a high mountain. Till he returned, she missed him so much her flowing tears turned to blood. The bright blood drops became red seeds, and the seeds germinated and rooted, growing into a big tree full of red berries.Slowly the red berries on the big tree joined with the wife's heartache, to become heart-shaped - the Adzuki Bean, the most beautiful bean in the world. Hard as a diamond, red as blood, shaped like a pulsating heart, glittering and transparent, dazzling the eyes. In China, the Adzuki Bean is precious like jade, and signifies spirituality and luck. It can always bring good luck in love.Adzuki Bean Cafe & Restaurant wishes you the very best luck - in life as in love.
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in the middle of Petone, Great food with a blend of European and Asian flavours. We went for a mid-week early tea. Quiet, warm and sat in the window to watch the street. Excellent service and all round great time.

Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Front of house:
Attentive and Helpful.
Understands their food.
The decor is OK and looks more like a daytime café
But it’s about the food:
Don’t be put off by its simplest appearance, they deliver beautiful tasty food.
Try their version of a “Beef Wellington” simply amazing. Flavour flavour flavour and a generous helping as well.
Also the Venison Pie is a must

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1  Thank Alfrado10
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

The Adzuki Bean offers superb fresh food packed with flavour, perfectly prepared and presented. The service is charming, warmly professional and attentive. This restaurant stands out for all the right reasons and is deserving of its iconic Petone location.

Highly recommend the beef wellington and seafood chowder, but it must be said that every dish we’ve tried has been utterly delicious and thoroughly satisfying. It’s a robust menu with a very good range of options.

The Chef at the Adzuki cooks with epicurean gusto and flair but the restaurant itself isn’t sophisticated - more cute and quirky, with an effortlessly relaxed ambience. It’s like the restaurant equivalent of “The Tardis”...Appears modest on the outside but is surprising on the inside!

(Please Note: Although they serve some vegetarian options, it’s really a restaurant for lovers of meat and fish, and not aware of any vegan options at this point in time.)

It’s a regular haunt for us now and always hits the mark! Recommend highly.

1  Thank beans0007
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The menu is full of flavour and wonderfully presented. The service is fantastic. One of the secrets of Petone!

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1  Thank Alison P
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Sorry, can't give much idea of menu variety as we only ever have had our favourite here.
SEAFOOD CHOWDER. This must surely be the best chowder in the district. We have travelled throughout Wellington trying different cafes' chowder and always return to Adzuka for the BEST.

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1  Thank Lynda S
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