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If you have a big appetite you'll love Kai. Think generously portioned New Zealand comfort foods served in a two-story space that has a slightly industrial-rustic feel with chunky wooden furniture and exposed concrete beams and pipes.
Rating : 16/20
The menu here is extensive with toothsome burgers, sandwiches, salads and the like but one simply cannot go wrong with fish and chips and the choices at Kai are plentiful: southern hake, lemon sole, blue cod, red snapper, john dory and more besides. Crumbed or battered or 'nude', these can be prepared in numerous ways—grilled, pan-fried, baked or steamed in tin foil—and are served with thick-cut chips and a variety of sauces including tartar, garlic aioli, tomato sauce and lemon butter. Hearty meat dishes also figure large at Kai. Popular cuts include prime beef tenderloin and Argentine angus rib-eye. Particularly good is New Zealand lamb rack. Cooked to taste in the open kitchen, its preparation is as much a culinary feast for the eyes as the tummy. The dessert menu is limited but in a nod to New Zealand do try the NZ pavlova topped with kiwi fruit and served with passion fruit sauce and ice cream.
As you’d expect, the drink list is dominated by tipples from New Zealand, including beers and cider and a raft of reasonably priced red and white wine, many available by the glass.
Rating : 16/20