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Mr. Ji’s Kitchen

4_half star rating
14 reviews

Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Barbeque

285 Jackson St
Lower Hutt City
04-568 9308


  • Mon – Sat 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 10pm
  • Sun 5pm – 10pm
  • Parking: Free Off-Street
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14 Reviews for Mr. Ji’s Kitchen

5th June 2014
2 star rating
One and a Half star.

Got a couple of dishes and to be honest Ji’s kitchen, I did expect better. The beef dish was way too small. Is beef getting pricey these days or something?!!!! I would recommend this dish all over town if I knew that there was decent value to this. But there is not… I am not happy with the “meal” tonight. I have recently been served meals at other
Chinese Restaurants in this general area and they were almost 4 times as big – not a stretch.

Mr Ji’s Kitchen – make your serving sizes bigger!!! Please.. No complaints with the actual food aside from the lack of amount.

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5th June 2014
1 star rating
Went tonight for takeaway meals. Combo fried rice, Orange beef.
Lack of taste. Also there was not much food for the prices. Most places you go to charge less and FILL the takeaway pots, But not at Ji’s Kitchen. The Orange beef pot was less then half full but cost me $15.90! Not happy.
We bought the 2 dishes for 2 people and we are both still hungry, any other place we would have leftovers. :(
We won’t be going back again.
PS: this was not the first time.

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4th June 2014
5 star rating
We live local and have dined at and had takeaways often. Food is exceptionally tasty and service is consistently good, highly recommend.

Would have given 5 stars but this stupid system requires me to make up words to justify it. I have said enough!! May be I’ll be allowed 5 stars now.

Visited May 2014

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24th March 2014
5 star rating
A real treasure. Superb food with service to match from knowledgeable staff.
Authentic dishes. Wellingtons best Chinese and really could compete with the top restaurants anywhere. Limited seating makes one hesitate to review as a find like this needs to be kept secret
Do try , you will return

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5th January 2014
5 star rating
This is the best Chinese food I have eaten in Wellington, it may be small but the food is fantastic the dishes are different from other Chinese places. The steamed dumplings are great.
Very authentic, will eat here again and again.
Thanks very much for A GREAT MEAL

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20th December 2013
5 star rating
Went to Mr Ji’s for our Christmas do – the food was fantastic. The place was very busy but service was still good. The food just kept on coming and was excellent. We had jellyfish, the Peking Duck, sweet and sour fish (the fish tasted nice and fresh), spicy beef, and spicy king prawns with mince. I’d recommend this place highly.

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Tim W.


17th August 2013
5 star rating
brilliant experience!
came here with my family and friends for a small gathering and the staff went all out and beyond. the food was so yummy and authentic and i deffo recommend to anyone in petone! i will be back!

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Kiwi A.


10th February 2013
5 star rating
Mr. Ji’s Kitchen is probably the best authentic Chinese restaurant in Wellington and its surrounding suburbs.

I say this without hesitation as I’ve pretty much been to all of them in search of good Chinese food.

You see all of these 5 star reviews, and they’re pretty spot on for a few dishes made famous by a local restaurant reviewer, but there are some other gems here that I think the Kiwi audience should consider.

The braised eggplant – Yu xiang qie zi (literally translated to “fish fragrant eggplant” even though there’s not one ounce of fish or seafood in it, it’s just a name) is fantastic with a bowl of steamed rice. Saucy, savoury, intensely soul-satisfying.

Cumin lamb – very traditionally crafted with lots of spicy, numbing effects and, of course, cumin. There’s also a lamb dish with spring onions that takes me back to my childhood of good Chinese food from the North.

Stir-fried potato strips – Yes, stir-fried potatoes! Very tasty and totally different from the usual chips and mash and baked versions from the West. Coincidentally, the Chinese name for potato is “tu dou” which literally translates to “ground bean.” Cute name, don’t you think?

Get a side of greens, a soup and maybe a dandan or noodle dish and you’re set for a Chinese-feast extravaganza.

Note: They serve Malaysian-style food here (probably to appease the uninformed masses), but if you order it, you will be missing out on some of the best Chinese food in town. For the love of god, go somewhere else for your curries and mee goreng. If you order that stuff here, you’re likely to be disappointed and other diners will look at you and laugh.

Visited January 2013

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19th October 2012
5 star rating
We love Mr Ji’s! Good prices, authentic food, and lots of choice. Recommend getting lots of smaller dishes. And BYO too.
It brings back good memories of being in Asia. My only criticism would be that it gets very LOUD and you must book! This place gets full very quickly.

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18th November 2011
5 star rating
I will put 4.5 stars for Mr. Ji. We had dinner last night, everything was excellent experience. So love spicy garlic pork and Peking Duck.
I think that we will all recommend it to friends and definitely come back to experience this place more.

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9th November 2011
5 star rating
Portion size is fairly big. The shredded pork is seriously good and I’d recommend it to everyone, the orange beef was fantastic, oh.. yes, the d/fried crab dumpling and steamed dumpling was great. Overall a really good & well priced dining experience.

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19th October 2011
5 star rating
We made a booking here after my partner read David Burtons review. Food did not disappoint. The orange beef, pork with pancack was amazing. Food portions were generous and prices were good. about $18 each. cool… Will definitely be coming back again.

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1st September 2011
1 star rating
After reading a recent review in The Dominion which gave this little restaurant glowing praise, we tried it last night but were very disappointed. Our satay chicken entree (normally such a safe bet) was like leather, the second entree was spoilt by a heavy and greasy batter. We tried the Mr Ji’s hotpot but it was tasteless and the only dish we enjoyed was chillie pork. Sorry, won’t go back, yet another Jackson Street dud restaurant to avoid.

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14th January 2011
5 star rating
This place has the best pork buns in town and very cost effective. Good work.

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