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Chefs International Cafe & Restaurant

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357 Victoria Street | Shop 2, Garden Place, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-839 6599
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New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was simple, well-prepared, extremely tasty and excellent value for money. The guidance from our esteemed waitress was somewhat useful. Had a nice chat with the owner couple afterwards, very lovely people

Thank Nick P
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Butter chicken is a dream!!Full view of the kitchen, freshly prepared in front of you.Also recommend to try Mattar paneer

1 Thank kiwibert
New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is excellent, very reasonably priced and the service is as if we were old friends. I highly recommend this café for the food and the genuine warm welcome.

Thank DordieW
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent customers service. Amazing place. They got a new customer. For me is the best Indian food in Hamilton.

Thank Katielle F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Been eating to this restaurant everytime I'm in Hamilton. I always get their beef rendang =) Good place to eat if you're looking for indian/malay food.

Thank Llewell d
Gisborne, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Best chicken tikka masala I have ever tasted. I lived in Hamilton for 5 years from mid 2000s and ate here often. Now, this is the ONLY place I eat when I come to Hamilton!! Best food, best service, love it!!

1 Thank craiggreen250
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Whatever the weather the soup is a must spicy pumpkin or Tom Yum - best we've ever had!! Nasi goreng is excellent as is eveything we have had here. Excellent value very reasonable wine and beer. Make sure you go if you're in Hamilton!!

Thank cartref4ontour
Sydney NSW Australia
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281 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a delicious Indian meal here. The biryani rice was one of the best, if not the best we've ever had. The vegetable korma curry and garlic nann were also delicious. The decore is modest, the couple running the restaurant were friendly and provided excellent service. The food was freshly made, and tasted delicious. It was very well priced... More 

Thank Hokeypokeysue
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I was reluctant to go to the restaurant at first as it looked plain, and there weren't a lot of people there but I'm glad my sister wanted to go in. The decor was dated, but the food that arrived was one of the best Indian cuisine meals I have ever had. You are not going to find a bright... More 

Thank Jessica R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food, amazing smells, wonderful couple running the place. Thoroughly recommended! Was on our way elsewhere but couldn't walk past the amazing aroma wafting out the door!

Thank Melissa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Indian, International, Asian, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 357 Victoria Street | Shop 2, Garden Place, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-839 6599

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?