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80 Tennyson Street, Napier 4001, New Zealand
6 835 8661
Today
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A very westernised Chinese restaurant

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 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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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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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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New Plymourh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Located slightly out of the CBD but definitely worth a visit. Great ambience - Super menu and the servings are very generous. I ordered Vegetables in Black Bean Sauce with steamed white rice. More than I could eat. Other meals on the table were equally generous and very tasty. I would happily return.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Craving Chinese one night in Napier we came across China Light. This pokey little Chinese joint didn't look like much but certainly delivered beyond expectation. The service was incredible, our waitress was extremely patient and accommodating. The dishes were huge and the flavour was different to normal Asian cuisine however we both loved it. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Whilst eating on a Sunday night we found this restaurant was open and the service was maintained by one waiting person very well. Our food was very tasty and the servings of good proportion. However one of the dishes had rather an abundance of green vegetables and when we had finished it looked as if we hadn't really touched the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Have never taken any food back before, but our takeaways were inedible. Rancid flavour to chow mein dish, sweet and sour pork so hard and tough, was un chewable and the vegetables basically raw, and nothing tasted nice at all.

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Additional Information about China Light Restaurant and Takeaways

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

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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
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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