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“A travel back in time” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sun World Chinese Restaurant

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Sun World Chinese Restaurant
186 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 758 7010
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Ranked #89 of 123 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A travel back in time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This place seriously needs a makeover. Once you step in, you travel back to 1970s. The buffet is hardly anything to shout about - basic take-out fare with deep fried food, cornstarch-coated veges and oily noodles/rice and a miserable salad bar. And for this, an adult has to pay about $18 which I find a bit dear.

Unless you are really hungry for plates after plates of take-out chinese food, this place is not the REAL chinese restaurant per se. Service wise, the staff are pleasant enough but not very friendly and cheerful. They need better fitting uniforms too, a bit on the sloppy side.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Basic meal in basic restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

There is a reasonable variey - not a great ambience. Food is ok altho desert options not that appealing. Given that - it is budget priced and you can serve yourself as much as you like.

Visited December 2012
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Waitara
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“You won't go hungry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were in a group of over 30. There was a wedding party in the adjacent room. There were couples, small groups at other tables. Everyone gets a good feed with no waiting. Pleasant hostesses. Many comments about what a great idea to hold a small wedding reception as we saw.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“What a shame”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

10 of us went to dinner at this restaurant on a Saturday evening and the essential thing which was missing was staff! We were sent to the table we had booked and then no staff came with water or to take our drinks order. It was very noticeable to all that they were sadly lacking in staff to take liquid orders or to clear the tables.

In Sun World's favour the food is delicious and plenty of it, smorgasbord. However there wasn't any ice dream for the children's dessert which they were rather disappointed with.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Family meals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

An experience that locals know of but visitors need to try. Fussy eaters, a menu to suit most tastes, and room for the kids.

Visited August 2012
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