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“If you like 'deep fried'....lovely staff...” 2 of 5 stars
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Golden Spring Restaurant
617 Heretaunga St, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
(06) 878 7980
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Ranked #41 of 49 restaurants in Hastings
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“If you like 'deep fried'....lovely staff...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Strange set up whereby take out customers & 'dine in' share a buffet table. If you like 'deep fried', with undisclosed lumps of elderly protein hiding within, swimming or not in sweet coloured shiny sauces, it's lovely. We don't. 2/3 of the buffet which was available for take or dine - in, (we sat inside) was deep fried 'stuff'. Upon removing a particularly thick gooey coating on a chicken wing, the grey colored tough meat looked so 'scary', that after a quick 'taste', we were afraid to consume it. Sweet & sour red sauce over a mixture of pork & mutton of variable vintages could not mask the frightening toughness or strange flavors. Struggling to find anything we liked out of 20+ items on the 'hot table' (most deep fried), we requested a bowl of steamed rice and some hot sauce.. Soup should be hot...it was barely warm, as was water for the self- serve tea (undrinkable). Cold shelf: dessert consisted of tinned peaches, underdone pavlova + multicoloured gelitinous material. In our judgement, overall quality of food was poor. Spacious dining room. Cleanliness: passing grade. Really nice staff: cheerful & generous. If they weren't so lovely friendly & helpful, the rating would drop a notch.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

we have come here to eat at restaurants that meeting very well with our friendly service you'd like to introduce to you all

  • Visited July 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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