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Nelson Oriental Restaurant

105 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 6774
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible21%
9 Jun 2017
“Awful ”
21 Nov 2016
“Worst food we have ever eaten (!)”
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Chinese, Asian, Fast food
105 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Called in for lunch, turned out to be the most awful food of any sort I've ever had. Couldn't continue after the first taste. In a town with so many fantastic food options this is a must miss.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Unedible food. Buffet tasted like it'd been out there for several weeks, some dishes were oversalted and others (like the spring rolls) were just plain old and dry. My friend had noodles from the menu which were barely cooked and covered in a slimy yucky...More

1  Thank Fredrik O
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Friday night, 7 pm, feeling like old school Chinese .... sign says open, but the stairway has a high chair in it and the lights are off. The disinterested pair behind the takeaway downstairs eventually understand that we actually want to try the restaurant that...More

1  Thank Henro2010
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Food was good, nothing special however. We ordered 2 mains and some noodles, which turns out we got chicken noodles which again was another main. So we ended up spending $16 more than anticipated. We went upstairs to the restaurant, yes it was very dated....More

Thank Leanne D
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We dropped in for a quick takeaway from the 'smorgasboard'. The food was completely inedible. The pork balls were cold, dry and rock hard. The spring roll was also cold, rock hard on one side and saturated in fat on the other surface. We asked...More

Thank Kiwichicky21
Reviewed June 7, 2016

The lunch smorgasbord had a range of 6 options. We ordered what we wanted for lunch went to sit down, flys and sandflys hanging around on the filthy window. Very dated and cluttered seating area with table propped up on a folded magazine. Mismatched plates...More

1  Thank Gemma R
Reviewed December 21, 2015

Had lunch here today and we both were happy with the food ! More cantonese style but still made nice lamb dish . Will prefer this place then other chinese restaurant in Nelson as food was better , quantity good and warm service !!

Thank Alokdhir
Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is great food and consistently good. Not quite authentic but consistently good fresh and pleasant staff.

Thank Sailorbabe
Reviewed October 14, 2015

The food itself just ok for us. since we looking for chinese food and this restaurant is the one that we find around nelson at night time.

Thank InlyF
Reviewed March 21, 2015

It looks an ordinary Chinese Takeaways downstairs but my oh my this is a hidden gem! Whenever my family came over for a visit we would definitely come for a feast. We never tried the ready cooked takeaways but would asked the chef to suggest...More

Thank Stephy_SL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 6774
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