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“fabulous food, great service - welcome retreat from pub food”

King Tiger Eastern Eating House & Bar
Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Indian, Thai
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: We Bid You Welcome To Kingtiger Our Philosophy Is That Even A Simple Meal Can Become A Feast When Taken With Friendly Companywe Present To You A Menu Carefully Chosen To Include Dishes From South & East Asia. We Offer You The Opportunity To Sample The Merits Of Both, To Seek Your Own Destiny, Selecting Either A Known Favourite Or A New Taste Experience.join Us For A Voyage Of Discovery
Reviewed 16 December 2013

A welcome diversion from pub food. Deliciou selection, super soft ginger beef and a tasty soft shell crab special. Non-vege starter platter followed with cake for dessert. Throw in great decor anf free wi-fiand you've got a great night out after a day on the glacier!!

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Food was amazing, hot and quick, cold beer, friendly staff, a choice of Indian and Asian, Green Curry is out of this world, my wife is a Vegetarian and absolutely loves coming here, well done guys........brought the family, kids and all last week and they also loved it.....

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1  Thank Gaz D
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We were on a self drive holiday in South Island, NZ. The afternoon we arrived at the glaciers was rainy and cold, and we couldn't do any of the walks we had planned. So...we decided to go to the Glacier Hot Pools in Franz Josef to warm ourselves up. We were really hungry after our hot pools session, and the helpful lady there pointed us to Kingtiger.
What a surprise!! They served authentic Asian food in a small place like Franz Josef!
We had their fried rice, green curry, red curry and they were all great. Not as spicy as we have had in Asian cities, but the taste was very very delicious!
The service was excellent too. Kudos to the chef and staff, for making my stop in Franz Josef memorable!

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1  Thank Kim K
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We were looking for the Priya which seemed to be the only Indian restaurant in Franz Josef but found the Kingtiger instead. The menu looked good and had a mix of different Asian dishes.
We ended up ordering Thai main courses, a fish curry and chicken green curry, both with sticky rice. The food was good but we have tasted better elsewhere. The dessert rice pudding was poor; not sticky or sweet enough.
The service was very attentive and the restaurant had a good atmosphere with nice decor. If the food could be improved this has the makings of a good dining venue in Franz Josef.

Thank Gwyndolen
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We were delighted to find this place after having mediocre samosa's and entrees in Wanaka. King Tiger's Samosa's were delicious! In fact, i recommend the combination starter plate as the tandoori mushrooms and onion bhajee were equally delicious! Spring rolls are spring rolls, but we would have ordered any individual order of the random samplings. The Tom Yum soup is excellent! I reluctantly ordered a mojito, but I was pleasantly surprised their drinks are also excellent! Needless to say, King Tiger didn't disappoint with the entrees. The staff was extremely attentive clearing plates from our table faster than any other restaurant where we've dined in our 2 weeks in New Zealand thus far. Go to King Tiger with confidence! We are generally a tough crowd!

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Thank BakedOrca
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