Christchurch restaurant with 'racist' menu names boasts booming business

On Friday night, Bamboozle owner and chef Phillip Krall shared a photo of the restaurant's capacity crowd.
On Friday night, Bamboozle owner and chef Phillip Krall shared a photo of the restaurant's capacity crowd. Photo credit: Facebook

The Christchurch restaurant slammed over its 'racist' menu names is boasting booming business.

An image of the food available at Asian fusion eatery Bamboozle was posted to Twitter last Tuesday, igniting a firestorm of controversy.

The menu features names like "Ho Lee Kok", "Eja Ku Rait", and "Chirri Garrik an Prawn Dumpring".

On Friday night, Bamboozle owner and chef Phillip Kraal took to Facebook to share a photo of the restaurant's capacity crowd with the caption "first sitting tonight full…boom!" 

The items have been criticised as "super juvenile racist trash", with calls for it to be reported to the Human Rights Commission.

"This is disgusting and embarrassing, but then again it is Chch so I'm not really surprised," one person commented on the tweet showing the menu.

"It's a racist joke born out of wilful ignorance with an end goal of having people laugh at Asian people's inability to pronounce words correctly," comedian James Roque wrote for The Spinoff.

Some said they find the names amusing and want people to stop complaining.

"Get the hell over it. It's funny, this is the problem with you d**kheads, ruin the fun for most people," one angry person said.

The photo of the full restaurant comes after Mr Kraal told NZME he was "actively considering the feedback" on the menu.

Newshub.