1382 days ago

ViKi Cafe is dead, long live Chi Chi Kitchen?

Jonathan from Onehunga

So, Rawhiti Rd’s renowned ViKi Cafe is gone, replaced by Chi Chi Kitchen at the start of this month. ViKi’s special mixed pho was said to be the best in Auckland - but despite planning to try it for months, we didn’t get to it. Now we never will.

Tonight, on returning from our beach holiday, we got takeaway tofu and mushroom summer rolls, beef pho (we actually ordered chicken pho, but no matter) and beef salad from Chi Chi Kitchen. It was okay, but nothing special (meat a bit tough), and I’d prefer my dipping sauce on the side rather than mixed in.

The menu is short and simple at present, which is a sensible start. They say they will add six more dishes next week, and are keen for feedback.

It’s early days yet - anyone able to offer a more informed comparison?

(For anyone who is loving Vietnamese food as much as me at present, I can recommend the outstanding Le Vietnamese Kitchen in Ponsonby Rd, and can lend my copy of The Best of AA Gill).

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