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    A North Shore man is angry that his 11-year-old daughter was asked to leave an Albany restaurant because she didn't order dinner.

Police were called and a North Shore man was slapped with a trespass order after his 11-year-old daughter was asked to leave an Albany restaurant because she didn't order dinner.

Abdulah Khader, 38, took his wife and daughter to a Korean restaurant Kumkang Mountain where they ordered two mains and a drink for about $40.

Their daughter wasn't hungry, he said, so she just ordered a $5 drink.

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But the restaurant, which serves unlimited refills of banchan, or Korean side dishes, has a minimum order policy of one meal per person.

Staff, Khader claimed, said his daughter had to leave the restaurant because the family did not adhere to this policy.

"They were worried that she was going to eat the side dishes, but I said where do you want her to go? She cannot be waiting in the car," he said.

"This is a Korean restaurant policy that should have remained in Korea, and it has no place in New Zealand."

Police were called and Khader was issued with a trespass notice after he raised a furore.

Sergeant Kelly Joyce of North Shore Police said police received an emergency call from the restaurant around 7.30pm on