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Golden Island Chinese Restaurant

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243 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 8840
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Gold Coast, Australia
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our expectations were low when entering a Chinese restaurant in Oamaru as experience has taught us that the menu is usually very kiwised and rather bland in provincial towns. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that they had introduced an additional menu that focused on more traditional and authentic Chinese dishes. All dishes that we tasted from this menu were... More 

Thank Gavin_Marie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We were driving back to Dunedin from Christchurch and stopped in for dinner, we will definitely be back! Such delicious food with good serving sizes. Friendly staff and food arrived quickly.

Thank Amy S
Oamaru, New Zealand
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Always good takeaways, and fish and chips. The service is friendly. On time, Chips are well cooked, and good sized portions. It's our local 'fish 'n' chipper'.

Thank Malcolm A
Queenstown, New Zealand
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We had a dinner there. Foods are tasty and served in 15minutes. Recommended wonton soup and roasted duck. Reasonable price. Definitely be back. :)

Thank enungkhao
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We just wanted an evening meal in front of the TV after a long day of travelling. Staying just up the road made the Golden Island worth a visit. In just 15 minutes we had Fried Rice and 3 large dishes, which was about twice as much as we really needed and very good value for money. I'd go for... More 

Thank Seagull_Maestro
Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Went to lunch and ordered pretty basic stuff which turned out to be pretty much average food we were expecting from a small town chinese eatery !

Thank Alokdhir
Oamaru, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Attended as a social night out for a service club with partners and friends or family members. Had a range of dishes delivered promptly with friendly attentive service

Thank Bondpet
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Visiting town for the night and this place was terrible. Lemon chicken tasted like lemon flavoured washing detergent. Tasted artificial from all the flavouring they add. Spring rolls were from a frozen packet, what the?? Ugh, we genuinely feel nauseas after that "meal".

Thank TenandJohn
Oamaru, New Zealand
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

very nice value for money meals but its laden with a flavor enhancer called m.s.g. which i believe is totally unneeded. this sodium turns me into a nervous wreck. its bad when im late finishing work then getting a feed that makes 1 so nervous in that i cannot sleep. i first discovered the m.s.g in the food when i... More 

Thank caffeineaddict65
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

As you'd expect from a NZ Chinese Restaurant. I had no trouble with the language, fluent english greeted me. Food was fine, no faults just simple Chinese as you'd expect. I'd go back next time I'm eating Chinese food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 8840

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