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Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 24 619
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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
nice easy

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Craig W
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Manila
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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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Manila
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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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Suva, Fiji
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3 reviews
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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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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I ordered a bowl of hot an sour soup here and it had the consistency of loose jello…not kidding. I think they make the fried rice w/ bagged veggies. The spring rolls - you might as well just have a teacup of fryer oil w/ crispy wonton...

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited in a group od 20 on a Saturday night. We were given a private room which was comfortably air conditioned and cool. The beers were nice and cold too but our preferred brand ran out half way through the evening!! My wife had wine which was almost undrinkable, I switched to tea which was very good but oh... More 

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Neiafu, Tonga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stayed at this hotel for three night service very friendly. Rooms clean,snacks available and room service, Their restaurant actually a Chinese cuisine, I might say that Chinese food is not my thing but the kids seems to enjoy it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Unfortunately the restaurant at the Waterfront Lodge is closed on Sundays, so I had dinner at this Chinese hotel. I had lobster, whose flavour was killed by a thick hoisen sauce. The wine was non-drinkable and the bill was brought, when I had hardly finished eating. On top the whole place has no atmosphere, so after my other experiences in... More 

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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

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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