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The China Kitchen

17B Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3-354 6818
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“dumplings” (45 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
“lemon chicken” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17B Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this place. It’s basic and the service is mixed. It’s no frills, but the food is fab and they can cater for gluten free. I love their chicken and corn soup, I often buy five or six to take away and freeze for home....More

Thank TripMembe02202017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dumplings- omg. They were the best in every which way. Fresh ingredients and jam packed with flavour.

Thank Ranga60
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently bought Takeaways, with reasonably high expectations based on the review in the window. Based on the recommendation i tried the Sichuan Chicken, but it really was not good at all.. Soggy, and the vegetables looked like the were a small amount of frozen...More

Thank Paddypower30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not into writing negative reviews but was very disappointed. 8.15 on a Saturday night and 3 dishes we wanted to order were unavailable. Ordered Lemon chicken ($22) and had to pay extra for rice, it tasted like kid’s cereal Fruitloops. Would it go again.More

Thank Thisdrivesmecra
Stella L, Manager at The China Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry we were unable to meet your expectations. We strive to provide fresh ingredients every day so there is only a limited amount available. That night we were extremely busy which resulted in our popular dishes being sold out prior to your arrival....More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

Once again we visited China Kitchen and again the food was simply top rate. Friendly service although the waitress seemed to be a little vague. Meals were very quick to arrive and there was plenty to satisfy the 4 people. Have noticed that the pricing...More

Thank trotts555
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We go often for a delicious quick meal.No MSG is used an good clean oil used.Also do take a ways.BYO but we just have the house tea.

Thank Adrienne55104
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit. Ordered the fried dumplings and the pork ones were brilliant. Followed it up with the roast duck and pork which was generous platter for two at $23. All meat and roasted to perfection, served with a lovely sauce. We paired this with...More

Thank LizzieM409
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful meal - very busy but friendly staff. Started with salt n pepper squid and deep fried prawns. Both generous serving with chilli sauce. Then moved to a dozen fried pork and chive dumplings - big, juicy dumplings! Warning as very hot!! To end the...More

Thank kimmramor78
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Came here with the children - since they are young our choices were reasonable limited to what they would eat - Crispy squid, wontons and fired rice etc. The food however was excellent. Lemon chicken here is really nice and we have it even when...More

Thank Sebcat14
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant make authentic Chinese food which will give Asia a good meal if they miss Chinese food. Very convenient from my hotel and staff is friendly.

Thank Winston1831
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17B Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-354 6818
Family-owned restaurant featuring fresh Chinese cuisine. Dine in or takeaway. BYO (wine only) and fully licensed.
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