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279 Hardy St | That image isn't of a New Zealand restaurant, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 546 6238
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good Chinese food, but noisy

We went with a large group and were lucky to obtain a round table. Unfortunately this made for a lot of shouting to be heard. The food was not bad, but lacked salt. The beef friend dumplings were nicely browned on the base but doughy on the top. All in all, a bit disappointing.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
davnan1
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a large group and were lucky to obtain a round table. Unfortunately this made for a lot of shouting to be heard. The food was not bad, but lacked salt. The beef friend dumplings were nicely browned on the base but doughy on the top. All in all, a bit disappointing.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was average but the serving size is just ridiculous! We had a sit down dinner and ordered a number of dishes, but each dish was just too small and was not enough for the family.most were served on an entree size plate when we ordered Large so can't imagine what small would be like. Also, $2.50 charge for... More 

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Thank CurleeP
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Had our dinner here last nite . Ordered two large and expensive dishes of seafood and was not happy to see that they did not do justice to price charges and dishes too ...just run of the mill seafood and could not even fill the dish with veggies ...overall average experience !!

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Thank Alokdhir
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Entrees were fantastic I had the Prawns they were crispy and very tasty service was very good, and it we didn't have to wate all night

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Thank 165susan
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

So the advertising outside entices you to enjoy a smorgasbord with the choice of 12-17 dishes. MMMM so much CHOICE. Yet so LITTLE choice. I have been there multiple times and there are never more than 12 dishes. Whoops my bad. 2 of those 'dishes' are consistently a sweet 'n' sour sauce and a lemon sauce. So actually these would... More 

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Thank Esteb Steve
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Having had a number of lunches at the New Asia Chinese Restaurant, on a recent vist thought would try an evening meal. Upon entry a warm greeting, menu explained. Good range of food, made our selections when the wife spotted the set menus for two. This for a five course meal was cheaper than the two mins we selected. What... More 

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Rolleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

we visited this restaurant last thurs night. well what a place. This was some or if not the best Chinese we have had. we choose the meal for 2 people it included corn soup enough for 2 servings each 3 large dishes of different Chinese and a fried banana and ice cream pudding and a pot of lovely green tea... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is my favourite place for quick Chinese takeaways. Good food and reasonably priced. There are three sizes of takeaway containers, the medium is more than enough for me. You help yourself and fill your container from the pre-prepared dishes in the warmer. There is a good range of popular Chinese dishes, the food is replenished regularly and is fresh.... More 

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our group often visits the New Asia as it can produce meals that satisfy the palate and the wallet. Recently after a few drinks in the Sprig and Fern we decided a "New Asia" experience was necessary. The lads were tasked with collecting a couple of bottles of wine from the Off Licence that is conveniently located about 50 meters... More 

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nelson
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My partner and I went to this restaurant on Saturday night. We wish we had saved our time and money! I could have made a better meal with a Jar of sauce. We ordered sweet and sour chicken and Pork in satay sauce, with rice for two.. The chicken was tiny morsels of what might have been chicken, not seasoning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 279 Hardy St | That image isn't of a New Zealand restaurant, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (03) 546 6238

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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