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Dining options with an East Asian flavour

The cultural capital is filled with East Asian flavours and experiences. Here’s a few must-visit markets, restaurants and bars for your stay:

Delicious Dumplings

Visit Vicky Ha’s House of Dumplings at the indoor City Market (next to Te Papa on Sundays) and the Wellington Night Market (Friday evenings in the heart of Cuba Street).

Book in for Yum Cha

Yum cha is a regular ritual and rite of passage for many Wellingtonians. Book in at Majestic CuisineRegal Chinese RestaurantBig Thumb Restaurant or Grand Century Chinese Restaurant – all on or just off Courtenay Place.

Sophisticated dining

For sophisticated Southeast and East-Asian dining, visit Dragonfly (70 Courtenay Place) and Ancestral (31-33 Courtenay Place). Ancestral’s cuisine focuses on both the Sichuan and Guangzhou (Canton) areas of China, while the cocktail list fuses flavours and ingredients from East Asia with the drinking inflections of the West.

Night cap

Visit Good Luck Bar (126 Cuba Street) for great beats and a cocktail menu based on the I Ching system of divination.

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