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Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 24 619
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good value for money

We had dinner at Emerald as part of a party of 5 and were happy with the food, service and price...Food available was a selection of the good Chinese favourites and rice, service was friendly and price very reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Fay2703
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Brisbane, Australia
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am never eating any Chinese food in tonga. One time a group of people ordered fish and half way into their meal they found dead maggots. I notice that Chinese turn off their fridge to save money and power but most of the time their water, margarine , butter is melted and not cold. This might be a reason... More 

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Thank Polynesian14
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We had dinner at Emerald as part of a party of 5 and were happy with the food, service and price...Food available was a selection of the good Chinese favourites and rice, service was friendly and price very reasonable.

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Thank Fay2703
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had dinner here on a Sunday night since all other establishments were closed. We ordered a pork dish and chicken dish with rice. The food took about half an hour to be served, and the restaurant was not full. When the food arrived it was quite bland. I have had tastier food at the local Chinese take-away. After dinner... More 

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Thank Spacifictraveller
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately it was Sunday and nothing else was open so after a long walk in the pouring rain to go for dinner I regrettably stayed even after seeing shark fin on the menu. Ordered a chicken curry which was very disappointing. Some of the vegetables were frozen and the chicken was of poor quality. The sauce was very bland and... More 

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Thank h20kat
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have been partaking of lunches at The Emerald since the early 1990's. It has always been great for well cooked Chinese meals and I can recommend the whole fish done in Chinese style. Staff are always friendly and attentive. Today I had Beef in Black Bean sauce. Excellent. Good selection of beers and wine by the glass. The restaurant... More 

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Thank TuiSemisi
Manila
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

it was the only place open on Sunday, but the food was good and the prices were good. It's just an average good restaurant, nothing fancy.

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Thank Craig W
Suva, Fiji
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Likes: Food was tasty. Atmosphere was good. Dislikes: Small portions in most cases, particularly considering price.

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Thank Duane M
Kailua, Hawaii
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a Chinese restaurant. We enjoyed every dish we ordered but the cleanliness of the place definitely leaves much room for improvement. Our server, Jenny, was sweet and offered great service.

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Thank MicheleEK
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We dined here on a Sunday night, mainly because it was the only place open. I was a little worried about what to expect, having read a few other reviews, but was pleasantly surprised. The food was good, served quickly on a busy evening, and at reasonable prices. Would go back again.

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Thank Suzinald
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stayed in Tonga for 5 nights and eaten there 3 times in a role. Love the food, fresh seafood and sweet and sour pork is yummy. Slow service but you are inTonga nothing is fast. Enjoy the whole dining experience, hopefully can go back again. Keep the standard. Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: +676 24 619

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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