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Eastern Ocean Chinese Restaurant

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100, Grey St, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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We wanted to give our friends a taste of 'Yum Char' ( also called 'Dim Sum') and found this place to be quite satisfactory. It does help if you know what you would like to have because the food does not come in trays that are paraded around by the waiters/waitresses. There is a menu which you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We wanted to give our friends a taste of 'Yum Char' ( also called 'Dim Sum') and found this place to be quite satisfactory. It does help if you know what you would like to have because the food does not come in trays that are paraded around by the waiters/waitresses. There is a menu which you can choose from... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We came here for lunch because we were passing by. No expectations and we were happy with the meal. It was quiet, so we were served quickly. It seemed authentic and was very tasty. The waitress was helpful and funny, typical Chinese no airs and graces. " what you want? This is good! Ok?" Would go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Fantastic home made dumplings and tasty sauces, service was good we were a table of eight and ordered yum cha plenty for everyone, wine only average but alright

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our family loves yum char and have tried this at many places around New Zealand. Some good some not so good. However we were delighted to find this place in Tauranga. The food and service is excellent and the prices are most reasonable. The food was so good that we actually ordered a whole lot more to take back to... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I was in large group that went to dinner and were treated really, really well. The staff were happy and friendly. They helped us make our choices and to explain the menu. When ordered, the food arrived quickly, was hot and very tasty. There was a great range of items in the banquet and we could not eat it all.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I waited for 40 minutes to get a menu. Then another hour until food was served. They seem to only serve one table at a time and CANNOT MULTITASK. Many other restauraunts in tauranga way better. People that came in after us were seved before us. NEVER COMING BACK AND WOULD ADVISE OTHERS TO STAY CLEAR

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Good Food, Great Service and the BBQ Pork and Roasted Pork is the best I ever tasted outside of Auckland.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Generally rushed from the moment we sat down. Had to get our own napkins and drinks menu. Then had to ask for glasses.food came out staggered over 40 minutes. Asked to take what was left so the lady put into takeaway containers at the table and spilt food everywhere. Asian children yelling at their mom while she was serving and... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just really disappointing. On walking into a very quiet restaurant we were told where to sit from across the room from a waitress wearing a beanie and dressed like it was snowing inside. We were bought a pot of luke warm tea and then shown a menu, which we ordered 3 yum cha dishes from. Now waiting for food is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We dined for lunch with a group of 12. We all decided to order 2 yum cha dishes each to share between the table.. What actually came was obviously what they wanted to get rid of, 4-5 of the same thing, items that we didn't even order, items that weren't even on the menu.. And the waiter then played the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100, Grey St, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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