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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty, tasty mushrooms

My wife and I had a quick dinner at Ming Garden before we left for the glow-worm tour. I can highly recommend the beef with mushrooms; it was very tasty and we both enjoyed it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Melbourme
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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We arrived late in the evening and they let us order even though they were finishing up for the night. The food was well prepared and the staff were very nice.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were seated immediately upon entering despite only being there for takeaways. It seems that meals are a lot cheaper to takeaway than to eat there. They do deliver for the same price to the local accommodation places. Takeaway meals however don't include rice so you have to order separately. Lucky that I asked before we left. We ordered lemon... More 

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Melbourme
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a quick dinner at Ming Garden before we left for the glow-worm tour. I can highly recommend the beef with mushrooms; it was very tasty and we both enjoyed it.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Finding good food at a reasonable price on the Tourist Circuit in NZ is not easy.This unpretentious Chinese restaurant in the small town of Te Anau does just that.Generous portions.Friendly service.We really enjoyed it.

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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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127 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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  • 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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