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Char Coal

H1-252 Oteha Valley Road | Albany, Auckland Central, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
+64 9-414 4866
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“pork ribs” (2 reviews)
“chow mein” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
H1-252 Oteha Valley Road | Albany, Auckland Central, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Great sizes dishes to share with friends. Leon chicken was good as well as the calamari. However, the winner was a simple flatbread - can’t remember the name of it but sort of like a roti, flaky pasty stuffed with yummy ness. Different having a...More

Thank Kyle M
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Our group of 8 celebrated a birthday at Char Coal. We ordered five different items on the menu to share among us. The portions are very generous; there was some left to take home. The pork ribs are seriously the best in NZ, saucy, tender...More

Thank Rose Y
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

This place looks great, got a good vibe but the most important thing, the food is really bad. They use MSG I'm pretty sure. The screwers were yuck even though they came recommended by staff, the meat wasn't fresh. The dumplings are not nice. All...More

Thank Ewen M
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Just a quick trip to Auckland. Popped out of the Ramada and checked out the row of places nearby to grab an evening meal. Elected to go with Char Coal. Turned out to be a good choice. Menu has a good variety and the chef...More

Thank Tutaekur1
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Tried the crispy lemon chicken because of a positive review. It was wonderful! The sweet and sour pork was delicious too, as was the cucumber salad. Fresh and crispy. Very generous portions and reasonably priced. Great dinner out.

Thank nz0064
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

With great expectations we ordered take aways from the small 'Char Coal' restaurant. The dishes were very disappointing and absolutely overpriced.

Thank Felix T
Reviewed May 18, 2017

We were not sure what to expect and had a very pleasant suprise. It is located very close to Ramada Suites Hotel and Albany bus station. Great to pop in for a quick meal. The service was excellent with helpful staff. We will certainly return.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed May 4, 2017

My friend and i found ourselves in a brand new hotel in New Zealand unexpectedly, and found this restaurant nearby. What a grand surprise it was! It's located in a strip mall, and looks really tiny from the outside, but the menu posted looked great...More

Thank Bea G
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Called into here for dinner first time and was pleasantly delighted. Was a Tuesday night and was quite popular. casual Cafe type setting. We ordered Ribs and Husband who is rib enthusiast said they were the best!, Also had the lemon chicken and handmade dumplings....More

Thank cameronclan4
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Second visit now.Their ribs are gorgeous and is a must when dining here. Decent clay dishes to be had as well. A bit on the pricey side which limits or visits.Inadequate size of tables as well makes for a cramped dining experience.

Thank jtehlor
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $33
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: H1-252 Oteha Valley Road | Albany, Auckland Central, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-414 4866
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