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150 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
(06) 356 8368
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hunterville AdBlue Trip

We have eaten here three times on our business trips and have not been disappointed. This time we ordered off the menu and had plenty of left overs for the doggy bag. Staff are very friendly and you don't have to wait long to be served or check for further service. Right in town. Very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Mark E
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here three times on our business trips and have not been disappointed. This time we ordered off the menu and had plenty of left overs for the doggy bag. Staff are very friendly and you don't have to wait long to be served or check for further service. Right in town. Very good food. Full bar service.... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Came for yum cha with my wife and my younger sister as friends have recommended the yum cha here. Unfortunately, this may be one of the two places for yum cha but fortunately, its of a decent standard and may even be better than the restaurants in Christchurch as well as being on a decent par with some Auckland ones.... More 

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Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Have been here Sunday lunchtime for Yum Cha ten or more times. Great Food with all the usual favourites. Dumplings, pork buns, dim sim, sticky rice all washed down with some good Chinese tea. We usually spend around $30 to feed the two of us so is wonderful value for money. Is always busy so it pays to book. Recommended.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place has been consistent with taste and quality of takeaways.I have never tried the buffet menu here but regularly do takeaways from here mainly roast duck and noodles.Thats the only place we do takeaway's from if we want Chinese . I have dined in once a la carte and the food was really good.Recommended for Chinese takeaways.

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New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I would recommend this place for yum cha, but don't bother going in the evening for the smorgasbord or banquets. The food is the same as what you'd get in a very average Chinese takeaway and, of course, more expensive. It really was hugely disappointing. The decor needs upgrading. There were stains and holes in the ceiling. A very average... More 

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Relied on some one else to view the smorgasbord. It was obvious that it had been sitting in the bain Marie's / under heat lamps since 5pm or the time they opened on a Friday night. We arrived shortly after 7pm and the food was tastless. Vegetables, what there were of them were limp with broccalli so overcooked it had... More 

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a place which is well set out they do have yum cha on a Sunday and during week meals are okay but i would not praise about them. i think it is over expencive to go to and would not recommend it to any body.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Sunday lunch is a great time for Yum Cha, but it's best to make a booking, as it can get very busy. Many of the local Chinese community eat here which obviously is a good sign. Two or three generations of families often share a table. The food is uniformly excellent, and new dishes circulate dishes circulate regularly. The main... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

As someone who loves to order lots of shrimps, a Chinese meal can get a bit expensive. At Chinatown, however, you get a gigantic plate of salt and pepper shrimps or Maggi shrimps for only NZD 22. Both dishes are perfectly done - very lightly battered, delicately spiced, and served with or without shells (depending on your preference). Elsewhere, say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyable experience, tasty food and even the snow durian balls as a dessert was very delicious.... Will be back here if passing through

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: (06) 356 8368

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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