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AU$24 - AU$53
CUISINES
Asian, Fusion, Diner, Japanese Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was pretty excited to treat myself to a last meal out in Wānaka but the Angus Brisket was super disappointing. The meat was cold, dry, and tasteless. I would’ve been better off getting some canned kimchi and spam from the grocery store, definitely not...worth paying $25 NZD. Service, staff, and atmosphere were great, the food was just a real let down. I hope other dishes are betterMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 20 April 2024

We had a private room upstairs with a group of 30 and had a wonderful dinner - food was expectant, service could not be better, and drinks (bar was upstairs also) were just what we needed!! Great place, highly recommneded! Vanessa G.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

I know nothing about Asian fusion menus so plumped for the chef’s choice set menu at $75 (£37:50) which was absolutely delicious! All the dishes were very tasty - especially the vegetarian options (the eggplant and the potato dishes). Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and accompanying...drinks!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

Wow. The flavors here just hit the spot for us! We had the eggplant (which our host recommended - quite rightly), tuna carpaccio, pork & prawn dumplings, duck wontons, pork belly yakitori, and the star of the night - BBQ oyster mushrooms (I'm still salivating...over those!). Cocktails were strong and delicious. After having so much wine on our travels, it was nice to have a delicious Old Fashioned done well. Service was prompt and friendly. Would definitely return!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

We had a fantastic meal here. Absolutely delicious. The concept is sharing smaller plates. There were four of us and we ordered 8 dishes which left us all full. The meat dishes we had were all fine - chicken, beef and a lamb dish. Nothing...to complain about. But the vegetarian dishes we had (and we are not vegetarian) were absolutely outstanding. The eggplant, kung-pao potatoes and the roasted cauliflower - devine. Server was great although there probably wasn't enough staff on - or maybe we were just sitting out of the way so they forgot about us. We would definitely go again and highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

About the Best fusion food you will get in NZ, not just Wanaka. We went two nights in a row. Wish we had this in Adelaide. John and his team are at the top of their game.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Fudog is hidden away up an alley a couple of blocks back from the lake. I'd say it's east Asian food, with more Chinese dishes than anything else. We went for a simple meal of fried sesame-crusted tofu, and fried noodles with some greens, mushrooms...and bean sprouts. The noodles in particular were delicious-a bit salty, and a bit of tangy heat too.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Gem of a restaurant tucked away at the back of the shops in downtown Wanaka. Excellent, high-quality Asian fusion food. Best meal I've had travelling around NZ in the past month :) A twist on classic dishes made with fresh ingredients. Great service. Located next...to Federal Diner and Deli which are also great eating places.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024 via mobile

Recommended to us by someone as the best restaurant in Wanaka. All the dishes were wonderfully flavoured and beautifully presented and certainly deserve high praise. Where it loses one star from us is perhaps they are over-flavoured, or put another way, every dish seemed to...be competing rather than complementing each other. That might have been down to our choice of dishes but we were guided by our server and went with their recommendations. Also the dishes all came out very quickly and there was barely a pause with another dish or two appearing before we had finished the first couple and so to be finish in under an hour felt a bit quick. Nonetheless it was a very enjoyable.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Our favourites fried eggplant, salmon sashimi, pork and prawn dumplings, bbq mushrooms and Asian noodles. A nice atmosphere a bonus

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Tucked in the back and access through a small side lane, we found this restaurant. The reviews were mixed and we were a bit apprehensive but pleasantly surprise at the taste of the food. Petsonally I would prefer reduce a bit of the salt, oil...and sugar. Prices are also mixed with regular item overpriced. Overall, still a good eat and have no regret coming here.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023

Very expensive!! But the shock to me was, the Virgin Cocktail …(Rose G&T) …. $14…. Very disappointing… when it came out in a tin can beside a tall glass of ice…. While everyone else got a nicely made cocktail that had a bit of effort…....I would have just ordered an imperial tonic for $7 if I’d known I was just getting a can of drink 🍹More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023 via mobile

In a nut shell the food was very tasty but incredibly expensive -$192 for 2 people inc 2 drinks each. $40+ for mains is ,in my opinion, far too much for this type of meal.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Fudog Wanaka, Owner at Fudog, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2023

Hi Bridget, Thank Heaps for review. Sorry you found menu expensive. Hope we will see you again.

Reviewed 8 April 2023

Outstanding Asian fusion restaurant hidden away in the back street of Wanaka. Loved the pickled cucumber, dumplings, pork & rice. Lovely service. A real hidden gem serving food with great flavour & presentation.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2022 via mobile

Love this place. Superb menu, food, wine, ambiance, service, great mountain views. Make sure to book to avoid disappointment.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Fudog is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5