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Ming Garden Chinese Restaurant

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Loop Rd, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
(03) 249 7770
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disgusting. I had the sweet and sour chicken and noodles to take away. Wish I'd checked here before going in. The whole thing was tasteless, and the chicken was horrible fatty cheap lumps as you can see in the photo. Filled out with huge chunks of cauliflower! Couldn't get half way through. Even gave up on the noodles. Go anywhere... More 

Thank Will A
Flower Mound, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Ming Garden seems to get a lot of tourist bus visitors. This impacts the level of service that they offer to the ordinary individual guest. Very slow ordering, serving etc The food was OK but on the expensive side. it was also a little bland although we did like the lemon chicken. Ming Garden is located right in the center... More 

Thank lightfader
Sydney, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The place look like the Chinese restaurant back in 90's. Foods are average and not quite expensive but the portions are smaller than normal Chinese restaurant. Do not order hot & sour group!!!!

Thank LeKkY A
Queenstown, New Zealand
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We were super hungry and want to have a good food to be ready for the Kepler track on the next day. So we chose Chinese food at the end. The restaurant was quite busy for the asian group tours but the food is served fast. Waitresses are able to speak English but not all. So misunderstand some times. The... More 

Thank enungkhao
Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We ordered takeaway from here ..without a doubt the worst Chinese food I we have ever tasted ...bland ..no flavour ...spent $73 and had to throw it out because it was that bad . Do not eat here!

Thank Baxter E
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The food was for the most part was tasty but nothing spectacular Disappointed that the vegetables in their dishes (peas, carrots, mushrooms) were obviously canned/frozen institutional veggies.

Thank edwardr801
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner here and honestly it is one of the worst meals we have ever had. Please don't go here or be fooled by a restaurant full of Chinese tourists. The wontons were pathetic, our soup cold, non alcoholic (cause they don't serve alcohol) were flat and expensive. The honey chicken was awful and the tiny bowls of terrible... More 

Thank KimfromNZ
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Authentic chinese food, still better than average in this culinary desert... unfortunately not a very cosy place, very 'chinese', but as said before, the food is ok

Thank vie4you
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

The service was half hearted, by chinese speaker who was unintelligable. She had no personality whatsoever. The food was expensive. The dishes were very bland. We ordered a duck sizzle, which was one or two pieces of meat in amonst a pile of tasteles gristle. The lemon chicken was really hard and had no lemon sauce. Theegg rice arrived 10mins... More 

Thank newyork64
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Blood sucking restaurant. Dishes were way too expensive. Appalling attitude from the waitresses. Rice was not well cooked. If staying in a motel, would rather shop and cook ourselves.

Thank Sa L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loop Rd, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: (03) 249 7770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?