Christchurch restaurant slammed for 'racist' menu closes

Christchurch restaurant slammed for 'racist' menu closes
Photo credit: Facebook/Bamboozle

A Christchurch restaurant that was slammed for its 'racist' menu has shut its doors for good. 

Asian fusion restaurant Bamboozle came under fire last year for its menu names which included "Ho Lee Kok", and "Chirri Garrik an Prawn Dumpring". 

Now the restaurant has closed up shop. 

Christchurch restaurant slammed for 'racist' menu closes
Photo credit: Bamboozle

Owner Phillip Kraal wrote on Facebook that the restaurant was experiencing challenges that were 'simply overwhelming.' 

Mr Kraal defended the menu when it was slammed for being racist in January last year saying it was a hit with the customers. 

"Pretty much every one of our customers enjoys the written menu as part of their overall experience and often express disappointment when items are removed with seasonal menu changes. But we appreciate the feedback and are actively considering it," he told NZME at the time. 

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