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Tai Tong Chinese Restaurant

212-214 Bank St, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 438 7921
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Ranked #61 of 80 restaurants in Whangarei
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- May 2, 2014
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English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The first thing we noticed when we entered Tai Tong is the place is very run down. The tables, carpets, toilets etc are noticeably old and it is really a time where a good renovation is needed. Three of us had whole duck, Kung Pao Chicken, and Seaweed Soup for lunch. The food tastes above average. I would say around... More

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I've always left happy whether I'm part of a big work party or just with my hubby. All the usual Chinese dishes well prepared, but some other cuisine too.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Well priced buffet. All you can eat, it was great. The food was really tasty and they kept filling the buffet bar with meat not just veggies like some places. Would continue to go there.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Another place in Northland not to darken the door again and they have been given a few chances too. We had a family celebration and decided to give them another chance and attended a buffet dinner on a Sunday night. The place didn't appear to be that clean and the wine list had been wiped down with a cloth but... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Use to eat here for weekend lunch. After 3 not so good experiences have given up. Food lacked taste and some was dry and overcooked. Shame!

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We had a group of 13 for a birthday dinner celebration. Pre-booked a few days before hand. We arrived and our table had been given to someone else? Staff then rushed around to organise another (SMALLER) table. We were all VERY squashed, but thankful we were finally seated. Guests made their way out to the buffet area to be met... More

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Auckland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Its not the best chinese I have tried but definately close to where I stay up there. I will get Tai Tong again and the prices are fine and the servings are good aswell.

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6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Buffet for us tonight was $21 per head. Lovely staff but you couldn't get me there again even if you paid me. Fairly tasteless fare with variety but much of it overcooked....actually left thinking I hope I dont get sick from eating here. Lots of foods were stocked to minimum which meant they were often 'out' of things although they... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Tai Tong's buffet has an excellent range and is very reasonably priced. Food quality is good, fairly standard NZ Chinese. We go when we're hungry, alternating with the Sun Wah whose buffet is similar

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Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Absolutely awesome and the staff were really lovely. Meal were yummy and reasonably priced. Comfortable chairs and free parking.

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