Serves meat, vegan options available. Creative, Pan-Asian food with a vegan lunch menu and a vegan set menu (for 8 or more people). Dishes include rice paper rolls, papaya salad, gyoza, curry, seven spiced tofu, and dumplings. Free Wi-fi. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-12:00am.

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31 Reviews

First Review by Mellifluoust


Points +5953

11 Sep 2023

Awesome vegan menu, two for one Mondays!

All the vegan options are well labeled and well thought out. Mock duck, vegan mayo, lots of very delicious options. I liked everything. They offer a $17 lunch special that looks great as well.

Cons: Not 100% vegan



Points +359

17 Jun 2023

So many options

Chow is a classic great food lots of options. The portions are small so you will have to order a lot to be full so much sure to go on Monday for the two for one other wise can get expensive.

Pros: Tasty food, Two for one monday, Good service


Points +21543

01 Mar 2023

Manic Mondays

Perfectly timed visit on a Monday night as everything is 2for1 except drinks and rice. We ordered the BBQ tofu skewers (with peanuts, cucumber & lime chilli sauce) a delicately fragrant and slightly kicking jungle curry with spring rolls and a portion of deliciously battered al dente cauliflower tempura. Everything was leaning towards awesome.

Pros: Great vegan options , Great staff, Great vibes


Points +352

16 Jan 2023

Yummy Asian food

Lots of options and very well labelled. Potsickers are excellent and they do lots of deals, 241 food on mondays and lunch specials

Pros: Labelling, Specials

Cons: Serves meat


Points +68

06 Jan 2023

Tapas after my heart and wallet

I tried the mushroom wontons, potstickers, summer rolls and aloo tiki. It was all 10/10 flavours, but prepare to spend all your money on small portions.


Points +140

02 Jan 2023

Lots of variety for vegans.

My favourite were the pumpkin potstickers and the avocado salad rolls stuffed with mint. Mondays are 2 for 1! #Veganuary


Points +972

18 Oct 2022

Minty freshness supreme

Beautifully presented green papaya salad with nice mint and cashews in the mix. Lots of other vegan options to choose also from bao buns to dumplings.


Points +151

21 Sep 2022

Chow Time

Chow was a great find for dinner- a select few vegan options but what there was, was delicious! The staff were lovely, despite being very busy. Worth a stop in if you're in the vicinity

Pros: Delicious vegan options , Great pricing for what you get

Cons: Can get noisy


Points +55

05 Sep 2022

Yum food!

food was delicious. they had a great range or veg/vegan dishes to choose from. they have a $16 (i think) lunch deal which is good price but otherwise fairly pricey. staff were lovely.

Pros: good options for vegan/vege

Cons: expensive


Points +552

05 Sep 2022

Lovely Curry and Bao Buns

The bao buns and curry that I had were really good, especially the bao buns. The rest of my food was fine, but nothing memorable.


Points +89

27 Mar 2022

Had high hopes, but….

Service was bad, sat us in a corner away from everyone and the waitresses couldn’t even see us so our water didn’t get refilled until we had already finished our food. Food was kinda bland and didn’t have much flavour. We got the jackfruit bao which was pretty good, the udon which was just way too simple and could be made 100x better at home, and the bbq tofu skewers which were ok. Probably won’t be going back anytime soon

Pros: Quite a few vegan options, Lots of deals (eg $5 bao on sundays), Large restaurant

Cons: Expensive without deals, Bland, Bad service


Points +183

06 Feb 2022

Cute date night spot

Lots of sharing plates. We liked all the food we had, but have had similar things at other restaurants which we enjoyed more.

Huge drinks menu, we had mocktails which were delicious.
They have good day of the week specials which are worth looking into.

Pros: Lots of vegan and gluten free options, Nice setting, spacious restaurant, Fast service

Cons: Expensive


Points +1375

03 Mar 2021

Delicious vegan options

Many options to choose from - my friend and I ordered small plates to share, and each was excellent! We had Vietnamese spring rolls, "popcorn" tofu (bomb!), a jackfruit bao, and shiitake dumplings (the star of the show). The menu is clearly labeled and the staff were friendly. The place is also really nice.


Points +535

09 Feb 2020

2 4 1 Monday’s are amazing!

Chow runs lots of different deals during the week, it’s great. They used to run a full vegan Tuesday, but nevertheless, they have an abundance of vegan options. On the expensive side but if you time it right during the week with one of their deals then it’s fine. They do $15 lunches! A cool place to go with a group and all about the sharing plates. Definitely recommend.

Pros: Abundance of vegan options , Deals running through the week, Great food

Cons: Expensive


Points +20

28 Jan 2020

Not vegan!

Again, another place that says vegan but it’s not. They cook vegan options with meat and fish. Very disappointing but the papaya salad they made me was great.

Pros: Great papaya salad

Cons: Vegan options cooked with meat


Points +1726

22 Jan 2020

Great vegan options but too hot for me

Chow has so many great vegan options: popcorn tofu, jungle curry, spicey cauliflower, dumplings etc. It is also in a central location and has a great atmosphere. However I don't think I will go there again because the food is just too spicy hot for me. I actually don't mind mild heat, but we were not asked how hot did we want the food and I didn't think to ask how hot it would be because it's never been an issue anywhere else I've eaten. But sadly both my dining companion and I struggled to deal with the heat in all the dishes we ordered. I had to stop eating because my mouth was burning so bad and it burned for hours afterwards. The popcorn tofu in itself wasn't hot, but the sauce it came with was. I told the waitperson the sauce was too hot and she took it away but she didn't come back with another sauce. Everything else we ordered was too hot.
It was a shame and a disappointing meal out because we paid all that money for the food and then couldn't eat most of it even though it looked and smelled so good.

Pros: great location, lots of vegan options, nice staff

Cons: too hot, too hot, too hot


Points +38

07 Jan 2020


Really yummy, spicy, and lots of variety and options of vegan eats. Bit on the expensive side for the portion sizes, but worth a visit and they have lovely staff there.

Pros: Lots of options, Very delicious

Cons: Was quite expensive , Small portions


Points +1363

01 Dec 2019

Come for the curry

2 for 1 cocktails and one of the best curry’s I’ve had in Welly (jungle curry) I’d come just for that. Skewers and dumplings were lacking though.

Pros: The curry , 2 for 1 cocktails

Cons: Needs more options, A little slow


Points +34

13 Sep 2019

Fair choice

There’s a reasonable choice of dishes, can be a tad expensive but pick a 2for1 day and it’s fine.


Points +102

24 May 2019

Good food but you’ll need to wait

I often eat here if I’m in town over night as the food is good but it’s so busy that it takes ages to be served and even longer for the food

Pros: Tasty vegan options

Cons: Not cheap, You’ll need to book and then wait to be served


Points +119

27 Apr 2019

Good Vegan Options, Delicious Cocktails

Great cocktails (especially on Wed and Sat when they have 2 of the same cocktail for 1), a little expensive for food but some good vegan options unless you get their lunch deal when you pick a few options from a smaller menu and a drink. Jungle curry is a favourite. Moody atmosphere (not too bright) which I like.

Pros: Good vegan options, Delicious cocktails - cheaper on Wed and Sat

Cons: Food is a bit expensive (lunch deal excl.), Tables can be a bit cramped


Points +112

11 Dec 2018

Best in town

Definitely go to chow at least once, Delicious ous vegan menu. Jungle curry and udon noodles are boss


Points +22

11 Mar 2018

not overly impressed

Food took ages and then tasted very average. Incredibly spicy even though we did not ask for extra chilli or anything. Really wanted to like it, but left feeling disappointed. Have heard good reviews however, we could have caught them on a bad day!


Points +155

27 Feb 2018

Great vegan options and delicious cocktails

Chow was an excellent restaurant - from the service, to the drinks, to the food.

For our starter at Chow we shared the crispy seven spice tofu, with sea salt, sesame and chilli soy sauce, which was packed with flavour, perfectly cooked and incredibly moreish (not to mention easy to eat with chopsticks so you look like a pro).

For the main course I opted for the Jungle Curry with roast vegetables, kaffir lime, coconut cream, fried tofu and coriander. The curry was deliciously creamy with light flavours and punchy spice.

The cocktail menu is brilliantly inventive - the Geisha Girls Grog was a delicious strawberry gin cocktail that I just had to recreate when I got home!

I would love to return here one day and hope that you too can enjoy it on your trip to Wellington

Pros: Inventive cocktails, Lots of vegan options, Delicious food


Points +94

12 Jan 2018

Great food but not much choice

We had a lovely meal there - great food, busy noodle-bar atmosphere, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Menu clearly labelled for vegan and vegetarian options which was great. Not a huge selection however so would probably choose somewhere else next time given how Wellington has a lot of vegan choices, but great option for dining with any staunchly omnivorous friends.


Points +127

26 Nov 2016


Vegan options clearly labeled, and several items served with oyster sauce were able to be veganized by the use of a different sauce. Particularly liked the roasted pumpkin salad.


Points +2939

29 Mar 2016


All the vegan options are really tasty, we visited twice and tried everything but the salad. Really good!

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