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China City Licensed BYO Restaurant

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6 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8337
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the hot n sour soup, it was alright. The dumplings and deep fried spring rolls were really tasty although slightly expensive.

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Thank Saye N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had dinner there. Food is quite nice. They open during Christmas! However, fellow diners, they charge 10% service fee for public holidays.

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Thank Nikita G
Langstone, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner today and being vegetarians ordered Salt and pepper tofu and hang Shao tofu and steamed rice We had repeatedly clarified with the lady who was the manager if the dishes were meat free The salt and pepper tofu was fine but the other tofu dish had slices of what appeared to be sliced pork. The lady took... More 

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Sydney
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Good service, nice food, good selection. Price was OK but we did have tea and not wine the night we went.

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Thank JohnCSydney
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were a little cautious after all the mixed reviews however decided to give it a try as we were seriously craving Chinese food. We were pleasantly surprised. The food here was delicious. I had sweet and sour chicken and my husband had satay beef. The restaurants atmosphere is that of a relaxed old school Chinese restaurant with lazy Susan's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

and having spent sometime strolling around undecided as to where to go, we dashed in. It was vibrant, chinese enjoying and conversing, hot and humidity on the windows, a cold rainy night. The license had been recalled and we could not have alcohol byo or provided by themselves. The were courteous, prompt and the food was good: we had won... More 

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Thank Bardangas
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Super average, somewhat oily Chinese food, particularly the fish dish. Not much open in the winter in Te Ananu for Asian food. We should looked elsewhere.

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1 Thank susanandmark2014
Queenstown, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Middle of June so not much open in Te Anau - save your money and the frustration and either eat elsewhere or get something from the Fresh Choice supermarket. Cannot understand how a Chinese restaurant can make bad rice with no seasoning. We had a combination fried rice, soups and wontons and everything tasted the same - meaning no flavour.... More 

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Thank JanQueenstownNZ
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We are here as we were craving Chinese food. The prices were reasonable and the restaurant was empty (for a while). The staff were very friendly and we ordered just before two coach loads of tourists arrived. It didn't bother us as we had ordered our food, but we could see it could be annoying for other dinners.

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Thank AlexBerki1
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We purchased from this restaurant's take away menu whilst visiting Lake Te Anau. We ordered one pork dish, one chicken dish, a rice dish and 2 mini spring rolls. The spring rolls were extremely oily (soak through the bag oily) and whilst the meals were nice enough, we ended up with both dishes being of pork, no chicken dish as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$18
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 8337

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