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“Generous Portions” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jade Palace

Jade Palace
Rt 8, Lake Tekapo 8770, New Zealand
03 680 6828
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Ranked #14 of 15 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Generous Portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We decided to have a take away so we could enjoy the wonderful views from our motel room. We ordered 1 dish each and a rice dish. We received the food swiftly which was in the largest plastic tubs I have ever seen for a chinese takeaway. The food was very hot, tasty and had plenty of meat not all vegetables like some of the chinese resturants. The decor in the resturant seemed a bit tired and dated and was quite stuffy so I am glad that we had a take away. Why look at four walls when you are in such a beautiful area.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Chengdu, China
1 review
“Authentic spicy food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We didnot expect much on our food in this small town, but their spicy dishes really surprised us. we orderd four dishes steamed scampi which was very sweet and tasty, beef in spicy soup and hot and spicy chicken, the two dishes were authentic chuan style food, we highly recommend that, finally a noodle soup, that's a good portion in a big bowl. A good restaurant, spicy food lovers could not miss it!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Bad service and boring, unsavory food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here while we stayed in Tekapo. Wish I'd seen the reviews bedore having dinner here. Lousy service, fooc almost thrown on the table and quite tastless. Spend your money in a place with decent food!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Would NOT want to try again even it's free!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

During our recent trip to South Island, Tekapo was 1 of our many stops! We had dinner at this terrible restaurant, I never tasted food this bad in my life! Everything was so oily and disgusting, not to mention such a ripped off price! Canned foods taste a whole lot better than what they served at this place!
I wanted to kick myself so bad for making my family ate there!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“ok but pricy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

we ordered some seafood for both our lunch and dinner. it is ok but i think liitle pricy. however if you like regular chinese dishes, they are the only one in this tiny town.

Visited December 2012
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