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China Light Restaurant and Takeaways

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80 Tennyson Street, Napier 4001, New Zealand
6 835 8661
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh food but lacks depth

Although the food is fresh and the vegetables were done nicely, I wish the flavors had been more interesting. I had the ginger chicken and spring onions and my husband had the chow mein with chicken and prawns, and they both taste very similar. I asked for the chili sauce to liven things up a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Annieberyl
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Although the food is fresh and the vegetables were done nicely, I wish the flavors had been more interesting. I had the ginger chicken and spring onions and my husband had the chow mein with chicken and prawns, and they both taste very similar. I asked for the chili sauce to liven things up a bit. The decour was very... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We were surprised that the food is very good and pretty authentic (not like mom's but then again...who can cook like mom?). Since lamb is not popular back home, had to try the lamb with seasonal veg stir-fry......de'lish and made us lamb lovers!

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Thank Hera L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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325 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It is OK, yummy but not really really special, compared to their prices. We ordered Beef Stir Fry and Rice Noodle. The tastes are not really the old traditional Chinese Food Style, slightly adjusted. Also we did take away for the Fried Rice which is better. The location is in the city centre, road side parking is free at the... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We ordered take away and the special fried rice and wonton soup were excellent. Service prompt and efficient. Will definitely go back there again.

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Thank Pink L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you are expecting a very old fashioned westernised Cantonese food without much of any chilli/garlic/spices etc, then you will go away well fed and happy. If you are looking for anything authentic or anything containing strong flavours then this is not the place for you. I would not expect to find Chinese customers eating here unless of course they... More 

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Wellington
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Ate here for dinner one Friday night, service was fast and excellent but the food was below average. Beef in black bean sauce was very bland and the sweet and sour chicken average. With mains at $20 each there was plenty of food but quality did not match the price. Food was not very hot when it came out either... More 

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Thank RTL-Kiwi
Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

After walking through doors for a good Chinese food, I saw this restaurant and loved it..great food great staff Loved the vicinity

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brisbane
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A quiet night but the food was delicious...excellent dim sims and honey king prawn followed by a duck dish which my wife and I couldn't finish. The waitress very kindly gave us a "doggy bag"...which was equally delicious reheated the next day. Value for money.

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Thank seckolds
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had 2x dinner takeaways from China Light during my 4-day stay in Napier. I liked it mainly due to convenience (as I stayed in the city) and I'm an Asian foodie. I liked it that they have a separate area for takeaway and seating while you wait. I ordered friend rice noodles with chicken both times. The portion is... More 

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Hobart
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

After a fairly busy day, it was nearly 8pm before we felt like dinner, and we hoped to get some good Chinese. We cruised around town until we saw the China Light, which we thought looked OK. The very pleasant waitress found us a table for two with no trouble, and we settled into what was to be a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Tennyson Street, Napier 4001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: 6 835 8661

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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