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Star Cafe Seafood Restaurant

Cnr Chapel Rd & Gracechurch Drive | Botany, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-271 1698
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“yum cha lunch” (2 reviews)
“dim sum” (3 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
Opens in 4 min
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Cnr Chapel Rd & Gracechurch Drive | Botany, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wairau Valley is dominated by Asian immigrants as can be attested by the many Asian restaurants in the area. We therefore figured it would be a good to try the local Chinese cuisine amd so went to Star Cafe. As soon we entered the...More

Thank ForeignObserver2
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We visited a s a family group [6 adults, 2 children] for Sunday Yum Cha We were please with the food choices and the table delivery. The trolleys came past regularly and our bill came to $120 which was just $15.00 per person - very...More

Thank Wendy and Albie N
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

This is our go to Yum Cha in NZ. Have been regulars there for several years. We have others we enjoy throughout Auckland and Singapore, we believe it's better than the famous Yum Cha in Chinatown Singapore! By far this Yum Cha is consistantly great...More

Thank ChrisP7838
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Be sure to make yourself either heard or seen if you want some service. Always busy during the weekends. Food is ok for the usual Yum Cha selection.

Thank Serena20999
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Was a little intrepid having read some bad reviews on TripAdvisor, but nothing to worry about here. Fantastic food, great service, quick and varied selection of food resulted in two very happy bellies. Thank you for a great lunch!

Thank Daren G
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We always visit this place — with or without occassion. Awesome food and staff are very friendly and approachable. 10/10 👌🏽👌🏽

Thank jeszebell
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This place is VERY busy during the Yumcha hours. The best seats are near the kitchen. Their dumplings are so popular that if you are sitting in the opposite side of the room, you might not get the chance to try all the different dumplings....More

Thank sabrina c
Reviewed June 8, 2018

A group of 9 of us went here for a Yum Char lunch today. A friend of ours booked the place and after looking at Tripadvisor reviews yesterday, I was not looking forward to the visit. We were pleasantly surprised as all of the dishes...More

Thank Grant P
Reviewed May 18, 2018

I read the reviews and I should have listened, we came here on a Saturday for Yum Chan and were seated promptly. Lots of flies and it felt dirty but we can get past that if the food is authentic and yummy. We barely got...More

Thank therealhungryduck
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to the Star Cafe for yum char last week (early May). We were very disappointed, particularly with the quality of the food. The prawn dumplings were hard and rubbery, instead of being able to identify actual prawns, the dumpling had...More

Thank jono5515
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Chapel Rd & Gracechurch Drive | Botany, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Manukau
  • Phone Number: +64 9-271 1698
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