FuDog

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Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

For modern Asian flavours with a quirky Kiwi twist, look no further than this hip hideaway in the heart of Wanaka.

Simplistic interiors give way to touches of crimson, FuDog murals combine to create a cool, casual atmosphere that allows the food to take centre stage.

Menus draw inspiration from Japan, Korea and China. Take your tastebuds on a gourmet journey with a spread of small plates, punchy share style mains, dumplings or savour sumptuous sides.

Shiitake and cabbage dumplings have a satisfying umami kick, flash-fried eggplant is sticky with a miso glaze and the whole market fish laced with lime and coriander is a must-try.

Drinks are equally exotic. Add a little heat to your evening with a Sichuan mary (vodka, soy, yuzu and pepper) or keep things floral with a rose and lychee bellini.

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FuDog
47 Helwick street
Wanaka 9305

Open Hours:
Everyday 5pm - 12am

Phone: 03 443 1011

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FuDog

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Reviews

Excellent service and the food was delicious. The bar man even remade my cocktail to my preferred sweeter taste after I accidentally ordered a bitter one. Highly recommend the fried cauliflower and braised chicken.

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Emily Hu

Lovely food and atmosphere, and great view from our table on the second floor overlooking the scenery :)) Will definitely be back!

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Matt and the team pulled out all the stops for us last night at FuDog. My boss is a vegetarian/gluten free/dairy reduced eater could have made the experience really challenging and Matt made the whole experience seamless and positive.

From start to finish, the flavours were fresh and satisfying and celebrated the vegetables they were based around. The fried cauliflower dish was so good we ordered a second serving, the eggplant was perfectly tender and the shitake mushroom dumplings with ponzu sauce were delicious.

The unique rice noodle dish the chef very kindly made for my companion was very tasty and surpassed all requirements and so much appreciated. I enjoyed the fact that the menu was small but perfectly formed as the attention that clearly went into each dish meant every bite was a delight.

Accompanying all this delicious food with a glass of Maude bubbles capped off an excellent dining experience. Thanks First Table & FuDog, another local restaurant win, I'll be back!

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Ayşe Davies

Fu Dog consistently delivers the most delicious Asian inspired food. The dumplings are amazing but the real star of the menu for my family is the fried broccoli. One serving is never enough. The service is attentive and the wait staff are knowledgeable. Great wine and cocktail menu. A very welcome addition to the Wanaka food scene.

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Melvinne de Guzman

Fantastic drinks and amazing food served with smiles. Cauliflower and market fish never disappoint, and the flash fried aubergine is a new favourite!

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Rhian Nicholl

So good to have something a bit different in Wanaka. Food was delicious and the service top notch.
Ps. Cauliflower is now my new favourite vegetable!

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Kylie Arnesen

Soooo gooood!!
Can’t stop thinking about the delicious cauliflower (who ever says that) dish and the delectable ribs.
Impeccable service, beautiful wanaka views and fantastic food and drinks!! What more could you ask for.
Can’t wait for another ‘fudog’ experience one day soon!

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Holly Bowling

Had a great evening here. The food was incredible. Note the squid is quite spicy for the average Joe but the ceviche was super delish and the beef share plate was to die for, melt in the mouth. We sat at the bar and the service was impeccable, the bartender with the Banksy tattoo knows his stuff. Really friendly and made great recommendations and cocktails of course! Overall lovely experience I will be returning!

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Jan Warren

This is a hidden gem. We were warmly greeted on arrival and taken to our dining table. We went into the balcony to have a drink and watch the sun set. The view was lovely. The menu was explained to us in detail which made it easier to know what to order. The food and friendly service was amazing. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Mike Hartley

Fantastic food, great service. I have no idea how they got the pork belly so tender but it was amazing :)
Thank you

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Lovely atmosphere in which to share a range of interesting and delicious Asian taste experiences that you'd be pushed to cook at home! We were well satisfied.
There were a small number of desserts on offer and our group was keen to sample them all as the descriptions made them so tempting. We were not disappointed as they were beautifully presented, were incredibly delicious with quite different flavours.
Staff were very friendly, willing to engage and give explanations of the menu, while also paying attention to detail.
There was an Interesting range of beers, cocktails and wines on offer showing support of local breweries and wineries.
Extremely hard to fault this dining experience so we have no hesitation in recommending to others. We'll definitely be back. Thank you Fu Dog team.

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Loved it - a new favourite restaurant for us! Delicious flavours, cool atmosphere - thanks!!!!

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Grant Parker

A great dining experience. Given a lot of the fare is shared plates, the best way to enjoy the menu is with a group small or large, you then get to try numerous dishes. We’ve also enjoyed dining here as a couple... taste the whole fish!

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Kirsten Roxburgh

Great meal, very happy with the service. Thank you!

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Amazing food and great service. We’ll definitely be back.

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Fantastic thank you

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Amazing experience, everything was delicious (especially the shiitake gyoza). Lovely time and will be back. Staff courteous and lovely

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Excellent service and the food was delicious. The bar man even remade my cocktail to my preferred sweeter taste after I accidentally ordered a bitter one. Highly recommend the fried cauliflower and braised chicken.

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Megan Maxwell

The food is amazing and the service was extremely good. We had a great time and really enjoyed the cocktails ... we will be back !

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Emily Hu

Lovely food and atmosphere, and great view from our table on the second floor overlooking the scenery :)) Will definitely be back!

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Gray Campbell

Enjoyed the food the service and the atmosphere, 10 out of 10 for an evening out .

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Matt and the team pulled out all the stops for us last night at FuDog. My boss is a vegetarian/gluten free/dairy reduced eater could have made the experience really challenging and Matt made the whole experience seamless and positive.

From start to finish, the flavours were fresh and satisfying and celebrated the vegetables they were based around. The fried cauliflower dish was so good we ordered a second serving, the eggplant was perfectly tender and the shitake mushroom dumplings with ponzu sauce were delicious.

The unique rice noodle dish the chef very kindly made for my companion was very tasty and surpassed all requirements and so much appreciated. I enjoyed the fact that the menu was small but perfectly formed as the attention that clearly went into each dish meant every bite was a delight.

Accompanying all this delicious food with a glass of Maude bubbles capped off an excellent dining experience. Thanks First Table & FuDog, another local restaurant win, I'll be back!

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Everything about Fu Dog was fantastic. The food was outstanding, the service also. Good selection of beers, wine and cocktails.
Highly recommend

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Love Fudog! Food is always excellent. Loved the Mongolian beef, and the dumplings were so perfect and amazing. Great Ground Up beer choices too, and nice sunset views.

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Excellent

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Fabulous restaurant!!
Fu Dog cater wonderfully for vegans with delicious options.
The staff are great! Regularly checking in & keeping water glasses full.
The shitake/cabbage dumplings, cauliflower, eggplant & asian greens are all super yummy!!
We will be back again!

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Really awesome food with great views.

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Saskia Guy

Delicious food. Not the warmest welcome but after been seated the service was great.
Thanks very much definitely will come back.

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Excellent service!

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Had a great night - the food, service, and cocktails were all amazing. Thank you!

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Ayşe Davies

Fu Dog consistently delivers the most delicious Asian inspired food. The dumplings are amazing but the real star of the menu for my family is the fried broccoli. One serving is never enough. The service is attentive and the wait staff are knowledgeable. Great wine and cocktail menu. A very welcome addition to the Wanaka food scene.

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Kylie Arnesen

So so good yet again. FuDog does not fail to impress! Consistent and delicious.

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Melvinne de Guzman

Fantastic drinks and amazing food served with smiles. Cauliflower and market fish never disappoint, and the flash fried aubergine is a new favourite!

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A lovely evening with delicious food.

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Really enjoyed our meal at FuDog. The service was excellent and there were surprisingly great views from upstairs! Dumplings were delicious, as was the cauliflower and green veg had a scrummy peanut sauce. Meat dish a little salty but our waiter asked how it was and fixed it up for us. Definitely recommend and will go again!

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The food was melt in your mouth delicious! I tried dishes I'd not had before, the flavours were sublime and I think this could be my new favourite place. Can't wait to go again.

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Good food and great service, will go again.

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Sarah Millwater

I challenge anyone that doesn't like cauliflower to say they still don't like it after trying Fu Dog's fried Cauliflower with sticky sauce!
There's something a little clandestine about this restaurant, in the best possible way. The ambiance is fitting and the wait staff extremely knowledgeable and attentive. it might have been a bonus to mention the order in which dishes would arrive, but that didn't really matter considering it was all good tasty kai.

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Anna Walker

The food was exceptional as always, and the the host, attentive and an absolute delight!
Another wonderful dining experience you couldn't fault.
We look forward to feasting again soon!

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Shaila Studd

Amazing service. Great food. Great cocktails. Could not fault.

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Leigh Snelling

Really tasty food, my favourite was the pork belly main and the cauliflower starter, although the egg plant and broccoli was also very tasty. Their were 4 of us, we ordered 3 mains to share noodles and veg dishes which was really too much food. We will definitely be going back

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Kirsty Tapper

Had a great experience at fu dog.
Great service, very accommodating staff and delicious food.
Thanks for a lovely night

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Amazing food! Really enjoyed our meal and highly recommend to others. Great views of the mountains too.

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Food were amazing from starters to dessert.
Staff were accommodating, friendly and welcoming.
Would like to come back here soon.

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Rhian Nicholl

So good to have something a bit different in Wanaka. Food was delicious and the service top notch.
Ps. Cauliflower is now my new favourite vegetable!

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Great service and yummy food.

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Gareth Roberts

Great food, service, atmosphere, looking forward to going there again.

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Joseph Martin

Great service & great food. Be sure to have a drink on the deck, great from 5-6. Thanks will be back when next in town.

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Kylie Arnesen

Soooo gooood!!
Can’t stop thinking about the delicious cauliflower (who ever says that) dish and the delectable ribs.
Impeccable service, beautiful wanaka views and fantastic food and drinks!! What more could you ask for.
Can’t wait for another ‘fudog’ experience one day soon!

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Hadyn Gledhill

Great food great service would definitely recommend.

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Definitely an awesome place to share amazing food and wine !
Will be back there for sure !

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Holly Bowling

Had a great evening here. The food was incredible. Note the squid is quite spicy for the average Joe but the ceviche was super delish and the beef share plate was to die for, melt in the mouth. We sat at the bar and the service was impeccable, the bartender with the Banksy tattoo knows his stuff. Really friendly and made great recommendations and cocktails of course! Overall lovely experience I will be returning!

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Amanda Sanders

Had an awesome time at FuDog. Everything was spot on, even down to the tap beers. Highlight of the evening was the Fried Cauliflower. I could have eaten another whole bowl of it! Definitely coming back

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Lisa Moes

Lovely food and staff

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Jan Warren

This is a hidden gem. We were warmly greeted on arrival and taken to our dining table. We went into the balcony to have a drink and watch the sun set. The view was lovely. The menu was explained to us in detail which made it easier to know what to order. The food and friendly service was amazing. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Mike Hartley

Fantastic food, great service. I have no idea how they got the pork belly so tender but it was amazing :)
Thank you

- dined at FuDog on

Lovely atmosphere in which to share a range of interesting and delicious Asian taste experiences that you'd be pushed to cook at home! We were well satisfied.
There were a small number of desserts on offer and our group was keen to sample them all as the descriptions made them so tempting. We were not disappointed as they were beautifully presented, were incredibly delicious with quite different flavours.
Staff were very friendly, willing to engage and give explanations of the menu, while also paying attention to detail.
There was an Interesting range of beers, cocktails and wines on offer showing support of local breweries and wineries.
Extremely hard to fault this dining experience so we have no hesitation in recommending to others. We'll definitely be back. Thank you Fu Dog team.

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Alex Roberts

Tasty food and good service.

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Loved it - a new favourite restaurant for us! Delicious flavours, cool atmosphere - thanks!!!!

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Really tasty food.

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Grant Parker

A great dining experience. Given a lot of the fare is shared plates, the best way to enjoy the menu is with a group small or large, you then get to try numerous dishes. We’ve also enjoyed dining here as a couple... taste the whole fish!

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