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“Best Chinese food I've had in NZ” 4 of 5 stars
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Peking House Restaurant
15 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
4 384 1008
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Ranked #297 of 635 restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Chinese
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Best Chinese food I've had in NZ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came for the Specialty if the house - Peking Duck. - it was delightful, perfectly cooked, not too fatty, with crisp skin and we also ordered the salt and pepper squid which was to die for. Not too spicy, not too greasy, succulent and gorgeous. And the service was polite which has not been our average experience at NZ Chinese restaurants where you often feel as if you've walked straight into a Mandarin soap opera. Decor is simple but the restaurant is packed with locals. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Always a superb meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a very reasonably priced Chinese restaurant, with charming service. The fact that it is normally frequented by the locals inspires me! Food is always very fresh and beautifully cooked. Our favourite family restaurant for small or large groups.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“digusting - worst chinese meal i have ever had”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

it came out everything deep fried to hell, covered in fat, the table doilies were see through within minutes.
the sizzling beef came out spitting all over me and my girlfriend.

avoid this place like the plague. chinese food in wellington is bad but this is on par with the dragon in tory st.

Visited February 2013
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Palmerston North
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57 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Tasty and quick service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Although we went for more traditional dishes this visit-sweet and sour pork and chicken and cashew nuts both dishes were very tasty, a good size and nicely presented. We appreciated the rice arriving with the meals to share as often this is not well coordinated in chinese restaurants. Although we arrived at almost 9pm and the restaurant was almost empty we did not feel rushed. BYO wine is reasonable for corkage although their wine selection is also not badly priced.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Old peking style hot pot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

lovely little copper hotpot, good price and eat as much as you can. if you haven't tried here yet you are recommend.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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