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Foods are nice. Atmosphere is good for business and private lunch. Selection of wine is not many, but it is acceptable. I would like to see wider selection for dessert. Overall, it is a nice restaurant.
Service was good, beef and lamb were well cooked and succulent. Ambience was good too. Nice surrounding overlooking the river. Overall, nice experience. Can go again.
Good place, good food..the steak is tender and juice. Staff very friendly and attentive. And big thank you for manager and staff which give me a surprise birthday cake. I really appreciate.
Got a confirmation call an hour before the reservation, smooth service with lots of care for children at a table upstairs, with a romantic river view towards MBSands. 500g rib eye went quickly to stomach also fillet, lamb chops were excellent, can't compare to other restaurants in same price range, even coming with free flow quality bread and butter. Definitely recommendable to any meet eaters, family and romantic people.
A serious steakhouse in every sense of the word, Wakanui Grill Dining's menu is a lesson in minimalism; a few salads, a soup, the steaks themselves and then a select range of sides to round up the dinner menu so as not to distract patrons from the main showcase: the steaks themselves. Offering a selection of roughly three different cuts (each ticking off a certain marbling score), the restaurant's other minute offerings are surprisingly anything but an afterthought. The Caesar salad is a well-tossed medley of nicely-rendered bacon, croutons and prime lettuce leaves with finely grated cheese strands and tasty dressing that was not overly inundating but coated each leaf evenly. The steaks are a dream balance between dry-aged perfection and yet optimally juicy yet beefy mouthfeel. Grilling the steaks using Binchotan charcoal from Kishu, Japan must really do wonders for beef which is reared in Kiwi pastures facing the Pacific Ocean and dry-aged to flavoursome goodness, because the steaks arrive just nicely sizzled without the smoky ashy kind of "dirtiness" expected of charcoal grilling. Hint: Pick the ribeye for the best marbling score. At 250g and only $38, the 250g ribeye hits all the right notes for a light but spiffy steak dinner. For dessert, the Pavlova or Hokey Pokey Ice Cream will take you to New Zealand's contemporary tables. The service here is most accommodating; while not a conventional item on the menu, on a separate visit, beef trimmings were served to placate my dining companions and I when we noted that the air-conditioning was not sufficiently cooling due to a mechanical breakdown. On our recent visit, we requested the trimmings and this request was immediately acceded to. Just ask for them. They are like really addictive smoky bacon curls snacks but instead made with beef which has come into the highest-degree contact with the grilling flame during the cooking till they acquire a texture between pastrami and crispy breakfast bacon.
We were having team bonding lunch in Wakanui and all of us ordered 3 courses lunch which started from salad, followed with main dishes(beef burger & steak) and dessert. Personally i find their grilled sirloin steak was nice however we were not asked about how we would like the steak to be cooked, therefore it was a bit too rare for me since i always have medium-well cooked steak. the salad and dessert was nice but the chocolate mousse cake that i had was a bit too sweet.
Served some really amazing food. We had the ribeye and it was perfectly grilled. However, service can be improved by quite a notch. Attention to detail fell short - waiter did not ask how we'd like our steak to be done, did not ask if we wanted wine / water. As we were in the outdoor seating, we did struggle quite a bit getting the service staff's attention. However, that being said, the head of service was a lovely gentleman.
We had a Caesar salad, soup of the day, full lamb racks & a glass of champagne. The food was great especially the lamb racks. I would say it's a must try. The soup of the day, broccoli soup was passable. Service was reasonable & room for improvement. Not much of ambience due to the renovations just beside the restaurant though the CBD skyscraper proved to be an impressive backdrop.
When we arrived, we were seated upstairs, then the staff disappeared. We would have phoned them for service, but the menu only listed phone numbers for their Japanese branches. Service staff were pleasant but obviously untrained. They didn't know basic stuff about food on offer in the menu and didn't have the initiative to go and find out until asked to do so. Dirty dishes were left on the table even though next course had already been ordered. Food was OK but good value for the comparatively low prices. Service was really amateurish. Owners train your staff! By the way, the reservation I made through Quandoo never got to the restaurant.
great food and friendly staff!! we order way too much for 2 person coz we wanted to try everything! we couldn`t finish everything at the Grill but what we kept for next day stay as tasty as it was day before. definitely will be back the place. thank you so much for great exprience;)