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February 22, 2010 | by  | in Features | [ssba]

Cheap Noms!

Dinner at your hall not looking appetising tonight? Can’t be bothered cooking? Walking home at 3am and you’re dying for a feed? Need to take that special someone out on a date? Salient is here to help! We’ve wandered the streets in search of the best food deals to suit any occasion.


$8 Margehrita pizzas every Tuesday from 11am til 3pm. You will need a whole pizza to yourself. Scopa is on the corner of Cuba and Ghuznee Street, and it’s only a ten minute walk from uni. Scopa also has delicious hot chocolates. Perfect place for a date?

Satay Kingdom

The cheapest of the cheap. Satay Kingdom is on Left Bank, which is just off Cuba Street. You will not find roti chanai for less than $6.50 anywhere else. Fancy mi goreng or nasi goreng? Yeah, Satay Kingdom’s got that and a whole lot more too.


Also on Left Bank, Offbeat’s specialty is its burgers and milkshakes. There’s sauce dripping everywhere and there’s even gherkins! The lamb burger gets Salient’s endorsement, and we’re told the tofu burger is pretty darn good.

Aro Street Fish and Chip Shop

The chips at Aro Street Fish and Chip shop will blow your mind. They are amazing. You need to try them. It’s pretty busy on a Friday night, but the wait is worth it. It’s probably the best fish and chip shop in the city, and they wrap it all up in newspaper!

Basin Noodle House

If you live anywhere near the Basin Reserve end of Adelaide Road, this place is a gem. $2 tofu burgers, chips, plus heaps of Asian dishes, this place is sure to satisfy almost any craving.


You can find Chow on either Tory Street or Woodward Street in the city. They do delicious, fresh Asian food, and on Mondays it’s buy two dishes and get one free! It’s the perfect place to go with a group of friends to share.

Welcome Takeaways

Ah, Welcome. Located on Vivian Street, next to Peaches and Cream. It’s the takeaway store that is never open during daylight hours, and always appears to feature on any stumble home up Cuba Street on a Friday or Saturday night. Salient recommends the Wel-Chicken Burger. Tried and trusted. And only $3.80.

Cuba Kebab

There are many kebab joints in Wellington, but this one is the one most frequented by Salienteers during their first years in Wellington. Be sure to pick up a loyalty card. Cuba Kebab is always open until the wee small hours, so your kebab craving will never go unsatisfied.

Midnight Espresso

Delicious and filling meaty, vege and vegan food. As its name suggests, Midnight is open late and is the perfect place for a late night hot chocolate and sweet treat. Salient also likes their pasta bakes and milkshakes.

Salient also recommends:

KK Malaysian, Ghuznee Street
Satay Village, Ghuznee Street
La Casa Pasta, Dixon Street
Café Pasha, Dixon Street
Brooklyn Bread and Bagels, College Street
Café Meow, Edward Street

Wondering why we haven’t included anywhere down the Lambton end of town? There’s not much down that way in terms of cheap noms. It’s seriously worth the walk to Cuba Street and its surrounds.


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