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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
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Not a great experience

Group of 10 pre-booked. Took almost an hour to get any food - only when we asked did they tell us one of their stoves had broken. They could have told us at the start as we had limited time.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Craig M
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went to an Older Gentleman's Birthday Party- 10 dishes very well cooked and presented. the Food was excellent in taste and appearance. Staff were friendly and efficient- nothing was too much trouble. The place was clean tidy and not at all noisy. Well recommended- particularly their Dim Sums lunches.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Group of 10 pre-booked. Took almost an hour to get any food - only when we asked did they tell us one of their stoves had broken. They could have told us at the start as we had limited time.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wow. Cannot flaw their mixed vegetables, pork and peking duck recipes. Visited the place to celebrate a friends 40th birthday.

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Tauranga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We love Yum Cha here. Sunday lunch is Yum Cha time for my husband and I. There's a variety of food from steamed to fried. I love the fact that the dishes come in small portions and so we have a selection of dishes to eat for a good price. The lady is lovely but service can be a little... More 

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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went here for a friends birthday and was dubious after reading some of the bad reviews, these in my opinion are unfounded!! We got a set meal as there was 11 of us ( whatever one is $17/18 each?) everything on it was AMAZING!!! BBQ Pork is so succulent and juicy- full of flavour. The pork buns are also to... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My bf and I went to this restaurant for lunch. The women seems to be the owner was having a sleep in the restaurant. Not very good service and the duck/ chicken hanging beside the counter do not look fresh.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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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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Address: 100, Grey St, Tauranga, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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  • 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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