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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A favourite for Chinese guests

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!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
magichands11
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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  • Reservations
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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209 reviews 209 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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  • 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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