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“Fast, friendly, tasty and great value. ” 4 of 5 stars
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Orient Express
47 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
(03) 443-7438
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Ranked #54 of 62 Restaurants in Wanaka
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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192 reviews 192 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Fast, friendly, tasty and great value. ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Cosy little place with fast service from a delightful young waitress. Menu in English and Chinese. Good range of dishes reasonably priced and served quickly. More than we had expected and all the group was pleased.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Reminiscent of Chinese restaurants 30 years ago”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Walking into this restaurant was like walking back in time. The decor isn't just old fashioned; it's old. We ordered Mongolian beef, satay chicken and Chinese vegetables (and the friendly waitress couldn't spell "Chinese"!). The food was ok but it was all pretty oily and I haven't tasted beef tenderised with baking soda for a long time. On the upside, they offered hot water to drink, which helped with the oiliness. This restaurant is past its best before date.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“UKCMW56”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Lovely casual restaurant, not smart but good food with a friendly waitress. Nice choice with no pressure

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Go elsewhere!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Ordered takeaways from here. Will not be doing it again! Food was like cardboard and threatened to bring it up all night.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“O.K.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Food was nice but restaurant prices for a mix of cafe/restaurant food. Noisy when we visited with lots of clatter from the kitchen and coffee machine. Staff a bit off hand and we found it a bit confusing when we came in. Do you sit, do you wait type place. Lots of hype but would I make the effort to find it again?

Visited August 2012
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