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Tai Tong Chinese Restaurant

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212-214 Bank St, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 7921
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are afraid the ceiling that has tape over holes may fall on you as you eat...its not the place for you. How they get a licence to stay open defies belief

Thank luv2eatout2016
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Usedto be a favourite, but the last twice wd dined here, found it not as good. Think it maybe changed hands

Thank julietD7158KI
Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Food was OK but not great - huge serves so value for money. The choices were varied and a localised NZ style of Chinese so not especially authentic. They stayed open for me and a couple of other late customers - others are not so flexible and this was appreciated by tourists.

Thank OscarozW
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

We purchased dinner here for ourselves and friends. We ordered several different types of meals. Chicken Chow Mein, Chicken Fried Rice and Sweet and Sour Pork. It was not nice at all. In fact we were starving and none of us liked the food. Ended up throwing it out and going to MacDonalds

1 Thank robynne2016
Whangarei, New Zealand
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

I really hate to say this because two years ago it was the best Chinese food place. I heard it went downhill but I decided to try it for my self. I just grabbed a container a filled it myself. Honestly, looked awful and tasted just as bad. The fried rice was just white rice with some peas.. Sorry, the... More 

Thank Critick79
Whangarei, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Went there for lunch with a 2 others, we were greeted strait away but thought it was odd to walk down a short corridor to get to the dinning area, the person showed us around the place which was helpful, so we then made our way to gather our food and when we got to the buffet there were flies... More 

1 Thank smallestdarealiest
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

My family and I used to go here for dinner at least once a month a few years ago when it was an actual restaurant... now... the food is mediocre.. the atmosphere is really run down.. their fried rice is literally rice and peas... their garlic prawns were revolting.. I won't be going back.

Thank Angela M
Ruakaka, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Been here twice in the last few weeks. Ordered food from the Menu which was good and heaps of it (we both had doggie bags) and had the buffet meal on the second visit. Fresh, tasty and lots of variety. The service was excellent and the atmosphere and décor good. Don't let the outside of the place put you off,... More 

Thank Jean C
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Got taken here by friends who had not realized in was now with different owners. Had to walk past the take away selection area down a scruffy hall way to " the restaurant" area. Seating was cheap and decor dowdy. Signs above each table warned you to only take what you can eat or you will be charged for your... More 

Thank Alison0305
Prague, Czech Republic
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

We just called in to have dinner. Never been here before. Food good, price cheap. Alleareaeatcbububuffetdinnerdinner

Thank thatoldbloke

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212-214 Bank St, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-438 7921

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