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A sustainable seafood restaurant in the heart of the city
Opening hours
Currently closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 7:00 am-Late
Wednesday: 7:00 am-Late
Thursday: 7:00 am-Late
Friday: 7:00 am-Late
Saturday: 8:00 am-Late
Sunday: Closed

kingi (short for kingfish) offers fresh, sustainably sourced seafood, game and New Zealand produce in thoughtful, approachable ways. Located just steps from The Hotel Britomart lobby on the brick-lined laneway between Galway St and Customs St East, kingi is open all day and evening, for everything from early-morning coffee and classic cheese rolls, through brunch and lunch, to drinks and larger plates at night.

The restaurant is designed to be a place where people “can come and not spend the earth, where they can sit down for a glass of wine and olives one night and another night sit down for a longer meal. Theres no pressure; its a neighbourhood home away from home,” say founders Tom Hishon and Josh Helm, who also lead award-winning eateries Orphans Kitchen and Daily Bread.

The drinks menu centres around New Zealand and Australian wines with a scattering of international selections, a handful of elegant cocktails, New Zealand beers and the full range of daytime beverages.

kingi has a vaccination mandate that requires all guests and visitors at the Hotel Britomart to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and to present proof of vaccination on arrival.


Special offers at kingi

  • Aperitivo Hour at Kingi

    DAILY FROM 4pm - 6pm

    Enjoy Kingi's Aperitivo Hour, daily from 4pm-6pm. For $14 and under, enjoy drinks like cold drip negroni, dirty martinis, house wines, and more. The food menu features flatbreads with delicious toppings, warm olives and charcuterie.


    Aperitivo hour at Kingi

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Last updated: 23 June 2022

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