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“Delicious food and great location”
Review of Hello Beasty

Hello Beasty
Ranked #6 of 1,980 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Contemporary NZ fusion cuisine, inspired by the cuisines of Japan, Korea and China. Relaxed all day dining on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. Open every day from 12pm.
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Description: Contemporary NZ fusion cuisine, inspired by the cuisines of Japan, Korea and China. Relaxed all day dining on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. Open every day from 12pm.
Reviewed 2 January 2021

We loved Hello Beasty and can definitely recommend it. The service was wonderful and drinks very good. The best dishes we enjoyed were the lamb shoulder and prawn toast. The hibachi prawns were disappointing and very over priced. Overall a good restaurant and we would return.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 29 December 2020 via mobile

Walked past on the viaduct and the menu and setting looked so good had to try it out. Didn’t disappoint! Service was amazing and food even better. Great atmosphere too! Didn’t get a pic of the prawn and crab toast but it was amazing

Date of visit: December 2020
Thank ChaTay
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Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

Had lunch on a busy Friday close to Christmas. No sign of covid here - restaurant was packed with lots of happy people. Our waiter ( Irish I think) was superb - pushed us in the right direction without totally taking control. Food was bright and interesting and I would definitely come back. Lots of variety in seating so consider when booking.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

Every time we come to Auckland, we plan one evening for Hello Beasty. Our favourite place is at the bar, where you watch the chefs prepare the meals. The menu is Asian fusion, and there is a wide variety available. We are never disappointed, always try different dishes, and they are full of flavour and so different to the 'normal' dishes, other restaurants offer. We love the atmosphere, it's a very busy place, open for lunch and dinner, and booking is highly recommended. Service is friendly and very helpful. We'll be back, soon

Date of visit: December 2020
2  Thank Ikat58
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Reviewed 18 December 2020 via mobile

First And Only Time Diner. It doesn’t really deserve a three but everything was edible so felt it shouldn’t be as low as a two.

Location- 5 stars. Right in the hub of the viaduct.

Decor - probably what you’d expect - simple, bar stools and small tables. The positive is it was very clean and unlike A LOT of restaurants in Auckland especially in prime real estate areas we were pleasantly surprised to find there was ample space between each table.

Service - well paced, friendly, no complaints.

Drinks - great! Unique! Well Priced! 5 stars

So what let it down? Quality and Price of Food.
The ‘most popular’ KFC which is fried cauliflower tasted nothing like the vegetable. It really had no taste whatsoever.
The Katzo comes in a burger form - we were told all dishes were to be shared but this came with no cutlery to cut it. The burger was mushy and completely underwhelming.
This was the same experience for all the food except the lamb cutlets which were standout and delicious.
Overall the pricing was absolutely ridiculous. Even if the quality had been amazing the prices are what you’d be paying at fine dining restaurants.
I assume they have to price so high due to location.

Overall we won’t be returning.

Date of visit: December 2020
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