Arnel's Filipino Restaurant

Cuisine: Filipino
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

What began as a food cart at the Nelson Weekend Market is Nelson's very first Filipino restaurant. Introducing Arnel's Filipino Restaurant.

A family-run business, this restaurant delivers authentic flavours that have been passed from generation to generation. Its charming story has won a place in the hearts of Nelson's community and the restaurant is thriving. Offering casual dining where the emphasis is on the food, and rightly so!

There's a colourful and flavourful range of mains, all of which come with fluffy steamed rice. Praised as the most popular dish in the Philippines, Adobo awaits your verdict, as does the chicken Inasal and sweet and sour fish. And if you love pork, you might just be in heaven! Pork belly comes in all its delicious forms with the Bicol Express, Ihaw Ihaw, Crispy Pata and Lechon Kawali.

For a touch of drama, opt for a sizzling plate that serves...well... sizzling tofu, chicken, beef, seafood and pork, all in rich sauces. And if you fancy something simple, go for a plate of fried noodles or fried rice. You can never go wrong with one of those bad boys!

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Arnel's Filipino Restaurant
89 Hardy Street
Nelson 7010

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 5pm - 9pm
Saturday 11.30am - 2.30pm // 5pm - 9pm
Sunday 11.30am - 2.30pm

Phone: 03 970 6742
Website: arnelsfilipinorestaurant.co.nz

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Arnel's Filipino Restaurant
Location: Nelson
Cuisine: Filipino
Mains: $15 - $30

Reviews

Kathryn Langdon

We were really happy with our service and food that we received here. We had never tried Filipino cuisine before but it was really nice! The White Chocolate Dumplings for dessert were dangerously good. Service was quick and the staff were friendly.

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The service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door. It was a lovely, calm environment for our two year old and he was also very well looked after. The food was absolutely delicious. It was our first time trying phillipino food and we thoroughly enjoyed it :)

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Maria Holden

Delicious !! We shared Entree's of Steamed Dumplings, Fried Dumplings, Calamari Rings and Battered Prawns; and then had Chicken Fried Rice and a Sizzling Seafood Platter. Everything was Awesome! The Staff were all Lovely and Friendly. Definitely Worth a visit. The Menu is reasonably Priced and there is a good variety on the Wine List.

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aileen buyayo

This is the best Filipino restaurant in New zealand so far! My husband and I travelled the north and south Island and tried almost all Filipino restaurant but Arnel's is the most authentic one we have tried. Great flavours and amazing service. Thanks to the team

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Janet Growcott

This was our first time at Arnel’s we enjoyed the evening, food was delicious and great service. We will be back

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Ali Ross

We totally enjoyed our meals here. The friends we took had been before and loved it. The entree of Vegetable Fritters was big and very nice. All meals were a good size and enjoyed. We will go back for sure

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Catherine Carr

Amazing food delivered with attentive service

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Sandy Hampton

The food is delicious

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Kathryn Langdon

We were really happy with our service and food that we received here. We had never tried Filipino cuisine before but it was really nice! The White Chocolate Dumplings for dessert were dangerously good. Service was quick and the staff were friendly.

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The service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door. It was a lovely, calm environment for our two year old and he was also very well looked after. The food was absolutely delicious. It was our first time trying phillipino food and we thoroughly enjoyed it :)

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Maria Holden

Delicious !! We shared Entree's of Steamed Dumplings, Fried Dumplings, Calamari Rings and Battered Prawns; and then had Chicken Fried Rice and a Sizzling Seafood Platter. Everything was Awesome! The Staff were all Lovely and Friendly. Definitely Worth a visit. The Menu is reasonably Priced and there is a good variety on the Wine List.

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Was great - our waitress was lovely and informative and the food was exceptional!

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aileen buyayo

This is the best Filipino restaurant in New zealand so far! My husband and I travelled the north and south Island and tried almost all Filipino restaurant but Arnel's is the most authentic one we have tried. Great flavours and amazing service. Thanks to the team

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Food was really good

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Fantastic place for linch or dinner. The food is always amazing. Great staff. Highly recommended.

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Janet Growcott

This was our first time at Arnel’s we enjoyed the evening, food was delicious and great service. We will be back

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Janet Tavener

Friendly service, interesting selection of dishes, spotlessly clean environment.

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Great service interesting food twists. Portion size good food was hot and well prsented. Would visit again.

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Sue (SungAe) Ko

recommend pork foods!

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Ali Ross

We totally enjoyed our meals here. The friends we took had been before and loved it. The entree of Vegetable Fritters was big and very nice. All meals were a good size and enjoyed. We will go back for sure

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Sharon McKenzie

Kids loved entree and desert. Great service thank you

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Shenna Hernandez

Good Filipino Food. Feels like home.

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Absolutely fabulous- menu is exciting and delicious. Thank you!!

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Caroline O'Reilly

Really enjoyable meal and fabulous service, will definitely be back. Great menu too.

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Amazing dinner .. we have been customers since the restaurant opened. the chocolate dumplin is to die for. highly recommend.

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Adrian Courtenay

A very enjoyable experience at Arnel's in Hardy Street. The shared starter (Quadro) was excellent. We both ordered pork for our mains: my pork belly was succulent, and my partner's pork hock was plentiful. Dessert featured white chocolate dumplings which were delicious! Excellent service throughout. Highly recommended.

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Jack Sawyer

We had a lovely dinner at Arnels, will definitely be back :)

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Great dinner, lovely waitress, only positive things to say about Arnels, try them!

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very lovely night out, loved the food

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Delicious food, deep fried prawns a particular treat!

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