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Eastern Ocean Chinese Restaurant

100, Grey St, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Ranked #192 of 216 restaurants in Tauranga
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Wellington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Typical of a New Zealand provincial restaurant really. Some good dishes (sweet and sour pork that was tasty and not bright orange and the smoky wok fried noodles were excellent). Other dishes bordered on average. Service was pretty good. However we did have to remind the staff to get our Tiger beer- unforgiveable that. Solid choice for a bit of... More

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Ohope, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The yum cha choices is great although could do with a bit more variety. The food is very authentic Chinese, delicious and very appetising. The service is always prompt, efficient and ;friendly, most of the times. It is quite of good value. I love the desserts especially the ice cream balls, sesame balls and custard pudding. I eat here quite... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My friend & I decided to grab a bite to eat before we headed to the movies (just around the corner). We were given a warm greeting, shown to a table & asked what drinks we would like to order. Our waitress was attentive & efficient & quickly brought our drinks to us & took our meal order, steaming bamboo... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

My husband & I visited this authentic Chinese restaurant two days ago & were greatly impressed by the professional, courteous service & steaming hot food that arrived at our table very quickly. We had booked ahead of time & arrived early evening, we were given a warm greeting & asked which table we would like to be seated at. A... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Very good Chinese food, plates are always filled up, lots of choice and totally chinese ambiance. Like in Hong Kong when the families meet.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Went in for lunch with 16 people. Booked for 4 tables but were offered 2 when arrived. Limited food choices for Yum cha. Has to order more foods from menu. Refused to take 2 grabone coupons per table as 8 people were asked to sit together at one table. We had to sell back the remaining coupons to them at... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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209 reviews 209 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

A glowing review in the Sun newspaper caused us to come to the Eastern Ocean – was it just advertising hype, or was it in fact an excellent Chinese restaurant? Well we can tell you that the food was excellent; the service was excellent; and value was EXCELLENT. We were greeted politely and shown to a table. Our orders were... More

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New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is the place to go for a Saturday lunch with a group of friends. Excellent Yum Ch and very fairly priced. There is nothing flash about this place but it is clean and you get a delicious variety of freshly steamed or fried goodies. No chicken feet when we went there but I was grateful for that. I loved... More

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