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Hello Beasty

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$$ Chef: Stuart Rogan (executive chef), Giann Ordonio (head chef)
95-97 Customs St West, Waterfront
  • Opens 11:00am
  • Mon
    11am - 11pm
  • Tue
    11am - 11pm
  • Wed
    11am - 11pm
  • Thu
    11am - 11pm
  • Fri
    11am - 11pm
  • Sat
    11am - 11pm
  • Sun
    11am - 11pm
02 155 4496 hellobeasty.nz
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Slow-cooked coastal lamb shoulder, prawn and crab toast
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Slow-cooked coastal lamb shoulder, prawn and crab toast
$$ Chef: Stuart Rogan (executive chef), Giann Ordonio (head chef)
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Follow the glowing neon maneki-neko (beckoning cat) to feast on fun East Asian fusion food.

We’re not sure how anyone manages to pull together a meal here without going completely overboard, because everything sounds delicious, and there’s a lot of it. Over the past couple of years since Hello Beasty opened, Stuart and Emma Rogan have solidified it into one of the most reliable spots near the waterfront, serving up well-executed East Asian fusion that is interesting as well as tasty. It’s also open seven days a week, from 11am to 11pm, meaning a late weekend brunch over some Bloody Kimchis is a distinct possibility.

When you walk in, you get an impression that the fit-out is polished but with a cheeky sense of fun, just like the food. Japanese, Chinese and Korean-inspired dishes feature most strongly, with a take on many of those cultures’ signature specialities, like the Beasty Ramen (only available at lunch), pork and prawn potstickers and spicy tteokbokki. Really the only option here is to share (well, you don’t have to, but we recommend you do) and to spread yourself widely over the sections. Snack on the KFC (Korean fried cauliflower), which is covered in sweet-sticky-spicy gochujang sauce, cleanse your palate with some raw fish or the silken tofu salad, then move on to the big plates: the already-a-signature slow-cooked lamb shoulder with a red chilli and Sichuan sauce is particularly good for groups.


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