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China Yum Char Restaurant & Bar

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2 Beach Rd, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09 309 4808
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Back in Shanghai

A delight to savour Chinese flavours and dishes. Efficient service. Attentive. Pleasant and friendly. Food was as if in Shanghai.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Invercargill
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A delight to savour Chinese flavours and dishes. Efficient service. Attentive. Pleasant and friendly. Food was as if in Shanghai.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Have not been to yum cha for years and the flavours were delicious! We ordered a variety from the menu but the spring rolls were really delicious and fresh. This place is also a short walk from vector arena so a good place to eat out before a concert.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I take groups on tours and all of my Chinese groups request China Yum Char. We are always looked after and everyone is very happy! I think when it comes to eating authentic Chinese food, you have to go where the Chinese people eat!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went as a group of 12 people. The restaurant itself isn't very flash, very basic looking but the food is beautiful! The sweet and sour pork is the best I've tasted and there was a spicy chicken dish which was also lovely. There is byo wine but corkage is $10 which is very pricey! Bottles of wine are approx... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am a yum cha finatic - I have been going to various yum cha's in Auckland most weekends since I was a young girl, and this would have to be the most disappointing to date. The dumplings were cold and had a very odd taste to them and everything else we ordered was below average - the service and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner and ordered off the full menu. A little disappointed with the timing - entree soup arrived with one main and the rice. There was then a long wait for the second meal. Chicken dish was nice but the sizzling pepper steak was quite tough. Average restaurant but I wouldn't go back unless to try out the... More 

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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Menu confusing but it didnt matter. We chose from dishes offerred to us - a series of entree sized things - all yummy. A bit of a gap between offerings sometimes but generally ok. Enjoyed the meal.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Have a stop at lunch time at Auckland CBD, we found this restaurant. We choose Yum Char type for quick service, and chose Prawn Spring Roll, Roast Duck, Choy Sum stir fried, Pork Siu Ma, Pan Fried Turnip Cake, Chicken Feet in Abalone Sauce, Sea Food Sup and Custard Cake. The taste was good, above average. Service was OK not... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

no need for reservation, spacious and no hurry. Staff was happy to help snap our photos. Big outdoor area under an imitation shade of vineyard of grapes, egg plants, jambo. On a Saturday 12 noon, there was plenty of tables. Food was ok, The bathroom can be improved, instead ot going through a store room. stingy that Chillis were charged.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A good selection of large portion dishes that were not too westernised. Staff were friendly and service was prompt. Background music from the 80's & 90's was an interesting addition

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Beach Rd, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09 309 4808

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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