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243 Thames St, Oamaru 8901, New Zealand
(03) 434 8840
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Dining options: Dinner

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
tasty due to m.s.g laden cuisine

very nice value for money meals but its laden with a flavor enhancer called m.s.g. which i believe is totally unneeded. this sodium turns me into a nervous wreck. its bad when im late finishing work then getting a feed that makes 1 so nervous in that i cannot sleep. i first discovered the m.s.g... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
caffeineaddict65
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oamaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

very nice value for money meals but its laden with a flavor enhancer called m.s.g. which i believe is totally unneeded. this sodium turns me into a nervous wreck. its bad when im late finishing work then getting a feed that makes 1 so nervous in that i cannot sleep. i first discovered the m.s.g in the food when i... More 

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sellach
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Perhaps good for Chinese Visitors they like to eat normal rubbish food, but not for normal People. Very unfriendly and because the Chinese Visitors you feel like in a picsty when they put anything in his mouth. Awful.

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Oamaru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As you'd expect from a NZ Chinese Restaurant. I had no trouble with the language, fluent english greeted me. Food was fine, no faults just simple Chinese as you'd expect. I'd go back next time I'm eating Chinese food.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Being Chinese, my family likes to visit Chinese restaurants to get a taste of home away from home and this restaurant was definitely the genuine article. That said, you have to be able to read the Chinese menu in order to get some of the more traditional dishes, but we were very happy with our stir-fried fish and stir-fried vegetables... More 

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Beijing
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great value, good taste food and genuinely generous amount. I ordered one large fried rice and one beef stir fry and I think it is more than two meals for the three of us.

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Dunedin
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19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Dinner for two. Ordered two dishes and rice. Unusual in my experiance to get the rice after the main dishes were served. Not an expensive place. Generous servings. There are other more interesting places to eat in Oamaru, but you will pay more.

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Food was tasy but a little dry. Waiter couldn't understand English. But they did feed us just as they were closing - at 8pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The manager Kerry was very helpful with advising and recommending our group on menu choices, Thanks for the wonderful service and Meal. We enjoyed a banquet meal for 9 people. The lemon Chicken was favourite with the females while the men folk loved the oysters. We were very happy with the service and the cost of the food was very... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

From my understanding the restaurant is somehow tied up with Chens Wok takeaways in the north end of Oamaru so has the exact same takeaway menu/deals which is handy when in town wanting chinese without the drive to go get it. Sometimes the wait times can be long when there is no-one else waiting/in the restaurant where other times it... More 

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Glentunnel, null, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Had the 3-4 person banquet.Huge amount of food in the 4 dishes,so much we had to 'doggy'bag!!Well cooked and the establishment was clean.Very friendly owner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 243 Thames St, Oamaru 8901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: (03) 434 8840

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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