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The cultural capital is filled with East Asian flavours and experiences. Here’s a few must-visit markets, restaurants and bars for your stay:
Yum cha is a regular ritual and rite of passage for many Wellingtonians. Book in at Majestic Cuisine, Regal Chinese Restaurant, Big Thumb Restaurant or Grand Century Chinese Restaurant – all on or just off Courtenay Place.
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.
Visit Good Luck Bar (126 Cuba Street) for great beats and a cocktail menu based on the I Ching system of divination.