We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Wok On In

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
174 Kendal Avenue | Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3-357 8979
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Thu - Tue 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 113: English reviews
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a place to eat and we found this Malay style café it is very basic but the food was very good with a choice of 2 drinks either Tea or water no BYO we would certainly eat here again

Thank oldsoldier42
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's hidden in a little corner within an estate. Once you enter the restaurant, you could hear the familiar mandarin and Cantonese songs. The food are authentic Malaysian food with generous portion. Prawn noodles soup is close to what we have in Singapore although it looks spicy but not at all. They serve red cut chilli! Yes red cut chili... More 

Thank trilogy247
Level Contributor
127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to this place from our motel. It is cheap but good, even if the food was a little greasy. The hot food is HOT, which I love. One important tip. The noodle dishes come with little, if any vegetables. Be sure to order side dishes of greens or another vegetable. We saw a Chinese couple do it and... More 

Thank LesP_Lexington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Great wee place. Love being able to walk on in and have a night of cooking! Something for everyone and as much tea as you can drink 😋

Thank John and Anne C
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

As a HongKonger, I have to say, its very close to the standard of authentic fried beef noodle(乾炒牛河), its not on their menu, but they are happy to make that for me! Highly recommended!

Thank Alan H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

It has been a long time favourite of ours, can't beat the quality and affordability. It's not just a "good for the price" place. It's good! And it's cheap!

Thank Dany W
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great prices and good serve sizes, extra point for that. Some of the flavours are good, closer to authentic than you get in many, but that also leads to some unusual flavours. Too much MSG in some dishes. Nasi Goring was my favourite.

Thank classicchch
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

It's Thai food at a reasonable price and good quality. small room good service and fresh cooked food. Will be back.

Thank ChristchurchCoopers
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed eating here, combination fried rice too good. In a day we stayed in Christchurch we ate twice here, it was that good.

Thank Lilosimbha
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing food for very reasonable prices and really good quantity!! Would highly recommend it !! Very good service.

Thank prashanths

Travellers who viewed Wok On In also viewed

Christchurch, Canterbury Region
Christchurch, Canterbury Region
Christchurch, Canterbury Region
Christchurch, Canterbury Region
Christchurch, Canterbury Region
Christchurch, Canterbury Region

Been to Wok On In? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Kendal Avenue | Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-357 8979

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wok On In staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?