14 Reviews for Mr. Ji’s Kitchen
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.
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.
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
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
Very authentic, will eat here again and again.
Thanks very much for A GREAT MEAL
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
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.