Cuisine: Asian, European, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #3 of 46 restaurants in Wellington

Modern fusion dining at its best awaits you in the heritage-listed Dentist building on Jackson Street, Petone.

East meets West with an ever changing menu showcasing local and seasonal produce. Friendly and casual tapas style, series of shareable small plates for you and friends.

Flavours fused tastefully together, served by a team of highly-skilled and friendly professionals, combine to offer the complete dining experience.

The eclectic menu is complimented by a small, diverse wine list sourced from New Zealand and around the globe.

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OLI & MI Kitchen
282 jackson street
Petone 5012

Open Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 4pm - late

Phone: 04 560 4727
Website: www.oliandmi.co.nz

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Ranked: #3 of 46 restaurants in Wellington 3
OLI & MI Kitchen
Location: Petone
Cuisine: Asian, European, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $15 - $35

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My husband and I have been to Oli & Mi many times. It is easily the best restaurant in Lower Hutt. There is only one dish on the menu I don’t like (wontonlini) but all others have been delicious. My favourites are the curry puffs, the caprese salad (best caprese I’ve ever had), the chocolate dessert, and I now have a new fave: the taste of beets. My husband says the steak is always hard, not soft like most places, but I am not sure what that means since I don’t eat meat. He says he always asks for medium rare but it always comes out more like medium. He said the duck fat roasted potatoes were amazing, though.

We love the decor of the place, as it is casual yet classy. Clearly lovingly and thoughtfully decorated. Atmosphere is great.

My only beefs with the place are: the chairs - they are not comfortable AT ALL, and when you have to sit there for two hours it’s not pleasant. And they desperately need a ceiling fan to circulate air around, as it can be warm and stuffy. And they don’t change up the menu often enough. Other than those things the resto is fab and a definite fave. After all, you can’t please everyone, and it’s still the best resto in the Hutt and one of the best in the entire Wellington region.

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Again a most enjoyable dining experience. I find the staff simply outstanding and very friendly. They take time to ask how the meal was and are extremely interested in hearing your thoughts. As peter mentioned that is the only way to ensure that the standard of both service and meals do not drop. Looking forward to my next meal there.

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In our view, Oli & Mi is the best restaurant in the whole Petone/Hutt Valley region! The service is amazing, right down to helping with the wine selections and menu choices, and the food has never failed to impress. The flavour combinations are well thought out and you can really tell the owners and staff care about the food and wine they serve. If you haven't been, try it. You will not be disappointed.

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Aidan Hill

Excellent food and service.

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Joanna Morgan

Another great dinner at Oli & Mi! The staff are always attentive and detailed without imposing, and the food delicious and interesting.

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Dani-Anne French

I love dining at Oli & Mi - the food is always such heaven and the setting is quaint and homely. Highly recommend

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Deirdre McCullough

As always, Peter looked after us extremely well and recommended a wine that we would otherwise not have chosen that turned out to be spot on with our chosen dishes. The sharing platter that we had for starters was divine.

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Nice food.

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Enjoyable evening staff very accommodating. Would highly recommend this restaurant

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Would really recommend this restaurant. The service was friendly efficient and made you feel really welcome. Great menu lovely food

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Rainbow Chen Li

We enjoyed the awesome service from them to explain the menu , to ask whether everything is good , and some little stories about the food and restaurant.
The happy kitchen is also a very important thing to see , very nice chefs , warm plates when serving food , I think happy chefs must cook happy dishes.
The only thing is that we saw a string inside the pudding during eating. Still we can understand sometimes something happened. It’s a perfect experience except this.
Thank you all .

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Donnella Fogarty

We’ve been to Oli & Mi a few times and each time is fantastic! Amazing food and fantastic service

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Emma Laffey

The food was absolutely out of this word, delicious, we had an entree, main and dessert and it was all fantastically delicious. Such a cute little place with a lovely vibe to it. The staff were amazing would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Wellington (Petone). It was yum!!

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Barbara Meiklejohn

Staff are lovely, very accommodating and great wine suggestion. Food was delicious.

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Very welcoming environment!

The food was simply amazing especially dessert the snow egg was just mouthwatering!

Would definitely recommend to treat yourself.

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Yum,Yum,Yum!

Excellent food and attentive service. Loved the fusion of flavours, freshly prepared food and presentation top notch.
Tapas were just delicious, curry puffs and buttermilk chicken dumplings.
For mains Crispy Pork Belly and my first experience trying cured egg yolk-interesting! Beef 4 ways was definitely a mans meal and ticked all the boxes right down to the roasted bone marrow.
The sticky date pudding was the bomb! First table and Oli & Mi 10 out of 10!

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Enrico Dorigo

Excellent food, ordered the venison and it just melted in my mouth. Chocolate dessert was also amazing. Service was excellent explaining the dishes and menu. Totally recommend

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Steve Murray

One word FAULTLESS.
Friendly service, great food, nice atmosphere

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Sophia Guangzhou

Excellent food and service. Wanted to try each single dish. Creative chef, super welcoming staff and manager. Very patient and friendly. Wish they could move to Auckland

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Conway Niu

An absolutely wonderful dining experience - if not the best I've had in Wellington. The owner served us personally and I felt like we were welcomed into the restaurant as friends rather than guests. The food was wonderful both in taste and presentation and on par with some of the best I've had anywhere domestically or overseas, and without the often-condescending feeling of being in a high-scale restaurant. I will definitely be returning.

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Emiliano Xavier

Food was great and Peter was an amazing host! Very happy with the experience. RECOMMENDED!!!
Thank you FirstTable for helping to get these great moment.

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Usually I mainly care about the food, and in this case the food was outstanding. But the service was next level, the owner really made us feel at home and made a mains meal larger so all 3 of us could share it etc
Great food and great service!

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Monique Mitchell

Had a fabulous dining experience at Oli & Mi.
We were well taken care of and the waiter that served our food wowed us with his food knowledge and friendliness.

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Nicky Cooper

My partner and I love this restaurant and highly recommend it!

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Whitney Bertrand

We had a really great time! The food was just amazing and the waitresses are really helpful and describe perfectly the menu. I loved it and would definitely come back, thanks to them!

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One of the best meals we've ever had, with excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. We will absolutely be back!

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The food and service were both wonderful. The tasting platter was amazing! Wow. The duck and the beef four ways were also good. Recommend the chocolate fondant for dessert! Everything was amazing

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Joanne Regan

Fantastic food! Such great service too. The meal was just delicious!! I had trouble choosing what to have on the menu as it all sounded delicious. Another reason to revisit soon.
Would highly recommend and have to friends already.

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All the staff were great! Very friendly! The menu was very interesting and the food was delicious!

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Bex Hinton

Absolutely astounding service! Peter is the best waiter in Wellington
He is personal, helpful, fun, informative, always surprises us with unusual but delicious wines to try. Highly recommend! Great atmosphere, easy parking. Worth every dollar spent

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Richard Tumaliuan

It was a pleasant experience. We had the delicious curry puffs for entree, crispy pork belly for my son, five spice duck breast for my wife and I had the beef 4 ways for the main and fondant yuze ganache for dessert. It was all delicious, albeit in small portion. I highly recommend this restaurant for the food and experience.

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Jennifer Heersping

Both food and service were exceptional, would fully recommend this place if you're looking for a nice evening out.
Good atmosphere, friendly staff, convenient location and great food. What more could you ask for?
Enjoy.

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Charmaine Hartley

OMG what can we say???
Peter you were amazing!!!
My daughter and I and my grand daughter who was celebrating her 11th birthday dined here on September 27th. Peter's vast knowledge of the menu was amazing, there were items on our plates that we were not sure of eg, the salted cured egg yolk with the pork belly and the okra....explained to us in detail about how the egg was cured, we actually thought it was some kind of jellied delicacy, we were gobsmacked to find out it was an egg yolk lol, the tapa platter for 3 was amazing too!!!! The prawns, say no more!!!
I myself ordered the seafood paella, the mussels and the prawns were absolutely OMG!!! My daughter ordered the duck, cooked to perfection, can't say enough about the desserts, sticky date pudding was my choice and much enjoyed. Overall the service from Peter from the time we stepped in the front door to the time we left was on point. We will definitely be coming back here again. Thanks Peter for the run down on the name of the restaurant and how it came to be, we actually thought you may have been Oli ....and we wondered if the Asian chef may have been Mi lol...
Kind of cute hearing it was the name of the owners 2 young daughters.
As this was our first encounter with First Table dining, all 3 of us would like to say it was the most enjoyable evening, the setting was lovely, the mood was perfect and Peter you made our dining experience the best!!!
We will be back for sure...

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Rosy Pratt

It was a great night, food was lovely and the service was great, i will be back thank you.

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Cherry Zhong

Very good services and Yummy food. We will go again.

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Mike Hanley

We have eaten at Oli & Me several times and always been impressed by the excellent food and very relaxed and helpful service.

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Absolutely brilliant in every way. Food stunning and the waiter Peter was the best we have experienced in years. Can't wait to visit Wellington again and experience this magnificent restaurant again. Thanks Guys for a fabulous evening. Christine

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Stefany Knight

A wonderful dining experience at OLI & MI last evening! Staff were friendly and efficient, and menu explained. My husband enjoyed the seafood paella, while I loved the crispy pork belly, beautifully presented and included ingredients that I had never had before. The okra, broad beans, cured egg, parsnip puree and red wine jus combined wonderful with the 'fall off the fork' pork, with a good crispy skin.

My husband really enjoyed the sticky date pudding, and I loved the snow egg meringue which included small meringues, kiwifruit granita, guava jelly, coconut, candyfloss and mango sorbet, unusually presented in a jar. The unusual ingredients melded well together. All in all, a great evening, and we would certainly return.

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Chris Field

Divine. Everything was superb.Will go again. Thanks team.

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Delicious food! Great service! Just great in general! Highly recommend!

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We thoroughly enjoyed our evening- the food was amazing and the service couldn’t be faulted. Will definitely be back!

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Tes Va'afusuaga

Best service ever! Food presentation and taste was awesome, loved the tapas & sticky date pud!! All freshly made by the way

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Susan Leaman

Absolutely fantastic food and service. From the moment we walked in to when we left we felt welcome and valued. The wonderful ladies looking after us explained the menu and wines and the recommendations were spot on. We will be back for sure.

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Enjoyed a lovely meal at Oli & Me for a 18th birthday. The service was excellent and the food very tasty as usual. The duck was cooked nice and pink, and the birthday girl's baby chicken was perfect. We had a side of potatoes to share for 4 which was a perfect size given we had consumed two tasting platters and wanted dessert to follow. We weren't disappointed by the flavor and quality of the meal. We'll be back to sample the rest of the menu soon.

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Our family really enjoyed our experience at oli and mi. The tasting platter to share is definitely the way to go when you’re not quite sure what to order, and then the monk fish was probably the best main dish of our table. Thanks

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Dani-Anne French

As always, the food is fresh, light, full of flavour and always a hint of surprise. The pumpkin and ricotta dumplings are a personal favourite of mine!

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We had a great night the meals were beautifully presented our waitress was outstanding , she had only been there 3 weeks. First table is a great concept

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Awesome experience! No rush, friendly and professional service, most delicious food ever tasted. Great out of ordinary choices on menu. Definitely would visit again. Anja Raynes

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What a beautiful relaxing and friendly atmosphere to sit back and have your taste buds dazzled for a few hours. The entree platter has a little bit of all your favorites, designed and enhanced to perfection with an array of flavors. The duck with artichokes and toasted almonds was a refreshing and balanced main. Knowledgeable staff helped us to choose a flavoursome wine to enjoy alongside. Desert has a few lovely assortments and each dish has one or two extra side additions to enhance your main choice! A great evening, thank you so much.

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Yet another great dining experience at Oli and Mi! Our friends were just as impressed with the food too, as it was their first time at Oli and Mi. Thanks

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