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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/Brunch, Reservations
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average Chinese restaurant

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Giantcrx P
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Perth, Australia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Issaquah, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I am Chinese and I know Chinese food well. The food at China Yum Char is authentic Cantonese food and delicious. You may get fresh seafood dishes here. However, they are pricy. Service is ok.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were regular customer before, but it has happened too many times they try to over charge us more than What we order, it makes me angry, food average, service average

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Auckland, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have visited this restaurant several times in the past. We booked our table a week ago and were asked if we had a voucher which we did not have. We were asked again when we arrived at the reception and again when being led to the table, and again when we paid the bill - inefficiency or typical Chinese... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The selection of food available was fine. There are some Chinese specialties amongst the selection. There is a limited but adequate wine list, Prices are not unreasonable.

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Whangarei
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Went with teenage children to show them what Yum Char was all about. Meal was average with pork we had being mainly bones, nothing stood out. Drinks were only 2 lemonades yet it cost over $20per head. From what we had I was expecting about $15 per head max.

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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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