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Ming Garden Chinese Restaurant

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Loop Rd, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
(03) 249 7770
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Chinese dining

This restaurant is in the middle of TeAnau Shopping with easy level access and good on street parking close by. Capable of handling large groups which is evident by the large number of tour groups who stop by. Dishes are numerous and of ample size mainly meat and vegetable dishes, full of flavour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our visit to this restaurant was verydisappointing. The extractor fan in the kitchen was not working properly so the fat fumes kept drifting into the kitchen causing people to cough.The rice was served first so that it was cold when the rest of the food arrived. The meals over all were very greasy. The ingredients were good but poorly cooked

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Another restaurant in Te Anau with a vast additional room to accommodate coach parties (presumably). There was nobody in there when we visited which was fortunate, as the front part of the restaurant was very busy and service was already close to being overwhelmed. In fact the servers, though charming, were inundated. Our ordered food arrived randomly (or not at... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The four of us were unanimous - our food was some of the best chinese food that we'd ever eaten( and weve all travelled a lot)! The food was piping hot, flavoursome and generous portions. The service was efficient, with polite and friendly waitresses. We would definitely recommend this place.

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is in the middle of TeAnau Shopping with easy level access and good on street parking close by. Capable of handling large groups which is evident by the large number of tour groups who stop by. Dishes are numerous and of ample size mainly meat and vegetable dishes, full of flavour.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We turned up at the Ming Garden at about 7:15 on a Monday evening and the main restaurant area was fairly empty. We were seated and our order taken extremely rapidly, especially as we had already identified what we wanted to eat from the menu displayed outside. We chose the set meal for two - spring rolls, chicken and sweetcorn... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Service was good, but takeaway food was horrible! Had no taste really and was very greasy. Could be better if you dined in as the food being served at tables looked ok.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the second time we have been to this restaurant while we were in Te Anau. We had a banquet for two and there was a good variety of dishes and plenty for the two of us. This meal is extremely good value.

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you find a Chinese restaurant being patronised by a number of Chinese people you can be sure that the quality of the food will be good. This was the case with the Ming Garden. The menu is extensive and the prices were reasonable. Our choices were delivered in good time and the portions were such that you wouldn't be... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Although service was very quick, (had food in less than 10 minutes) it was very average quality!! We had the wontons to start with which were good then the chicken and cashew nuts and chicken chow mein. Neither of these dishes were very good! Very bland, and tasted like the noodles had just came out the microwave. Will not return!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Daughter and I ordered takeaways. Beautiful food, fresh and hot. Placed order and it was handed to us in less then 10 minutes. Great service

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Loop Rd, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: (03) 249 7770

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