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Love A Duck Restaurant

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302 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland, New Zealand
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At one point there were 4 Love A Duck restaurants in Auckland (2 in Dominion Rd!). but only 2 now. There's an extensive menu, a reasonable vegetarian & vegan range. It's 'Hong Kong style fast food' - you never have to wait long. It's not atmospheric (bare formica tables, chilly in winter), but the staff are friendly & warm, and... More 

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Thank Alison K
Auckland, NZ
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Always good, hot from the wok, with generous portions. Ingredients always seem to be fresh rather than something prepackaged. Last night was beef with black bean sauce and fried noodles and spicy fried squid. Service was quick and we were in and out in under an hour. Sometimes it takes longer if they are busy but worth waiting for. Service... More 

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Thank Lifetwopointzero
Auckland, New Zealand
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I love Love a Duck Restaurant have been to both the Dominion Road and Northcote restaurants, The decor is simple and the food delicious - Crispy Peking Duck on fresh Fried Rice for around $14, the crispy Pork o Fried Rice is almost equally delicious. Simple. unpretentious food in a no frills venue. I prefer the Northcote location and its... More 

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Thank Kim D
Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited this place on a Friday night and it was busy. I don't know if they were caught short with staff or what, but the place was a shambles. Nearly all tables that weren't occupied were covered in dirty dishes and leftovers. We sat at one and waited, and waited, for a staff member to either clear the table... More 

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Thank Jonathan B
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We used to have good food. Today roast pork are leftovers re-fried and not very nice. So does the duck. Mapo tofu and pork is not that good either. Disappointed.

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Thank 532phyuk
Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The food is very tasty, great portions and good value for money. The decor is simple, but it works. It looks more like a cafe but that doesn't both me at all. The staff are lovely and friendly. Free Jasmin tea is an extra bonus. I've eaten here a few times.

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Thank holly_doodle
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I took my wife and 2 children here a few fridays back. We didn't order anything special. However, numerous tables of chinese diners, some larger parties, came in following us. The tables of chinese diners all had their food served very quickly while my hungry children sat their for an age waiting for theirs. When I asked the waitress if... More 

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Thank Scottandeli
Auckland NZ
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Good value meal for lunch today. Veges were great. Service was quick and friendly. If the place was tidied and redecorated they could charge a lot more.

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Thank AnneAucklandNZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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280 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

If you don't mind plastic table cloths and plain surroundings then luv a duck is ok. Their Peking Duck Was nice but I wouldn't go out of my way to go there again as it can be hard to park and the place was very pedestrian.

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Thank crocteaser
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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519 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Stop at late afternoon, want something for takeaway, and saw this restaurant. Some of the reviews said, it was closed. The fact, it is NOT closed, it still exist and open. People get confusing between several restaurants with the same name, "Love a Duck", yes, the one at the Auckland CBD was closed (or change ownership and name). However, this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?