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Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant

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84 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
(03) 684 4180
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This restaurant serves excellent food, whether you eat in or take a way, highly recommend. Parking can be an issue.

Thank Robertmnz288
Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Decor a bit tatty but not there for that,food, great choices plenty of it (smorgasbord)well worth it ,nice deserts,very pleasant staff ,always there to help,i live here and go there often as I can,the photo on trip advisor is not the Timaru Golden Palace.

Thank daew00
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great meals, reasonable prices,great taste,great service, Buy these often as it is our home town. Would recommend to all

Thank Robyn T
Timaru City, New Zealand
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We visited with approx 26 other people for a Sunday evening buffet meal. All of those who attended were pleasantly surprised by the great quality of food available and the friendly staff. You could choose from 2 different soups and numerous main course dishes all freshly prepared. The only let down was the fruit salad dessert - probably about 80%... More 

Thank Janice D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It was a cold evening and I felt like something hearty and warm. I had Mapo Tofu with rice and it was just what I needed. The staff was nice and friendly, and price was reasonable. I would certainly go back when I am visiting Timaru.

Thank BusyKiwi85
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

we are chinese and have been living in new zealand for 10+ years, we have dined in a vast number of chinese restaurants across nz, this is by far the worst one we have came across. the carpet looks like it has never been cleaned, the speed is just slow- took about half an hour for a standard dish to... More 

1 Thank Junk M
Timaru, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had the smorgasbord dinner. Everyone had a try of various dishes. The noodles were the best I have ever had. All the dishes were very good. The BYO option is good, so you don't get charged an arm and a leg for a bottle of wine. Price was excellent, Superannuitants get a discount, and 9 yr old granddaughter only... More 

1 Thank scientist98
La Massana, Andorra
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We visist Timaru every year with a bunch of friends, all of whom enjoy good Chinese cooking & have eaten in this restaurant every year for the past few years. Last year (2013) the food here was truly 'terrible' but we thought we would give it one last chance this year. Surprise, surprise thei year it was really quite good... More 

1 Thank Chris C
Timaru, New Zealand
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Called in here for lunch by chance the other day and soooo glad we did. The best Chinese in Timmers. Sweet n Sour chicken ( homemade sauce ) with apple, yum yum. So fresh and tasty. Looked beautiful and tasted even better. $7 bucks for a good size plate on there lunch menu, will definitely be going back

1 Thank Paula F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

On the outside this place looks awful with it's unkempt appearance, once inside it is not much better. However if you want a blooming good Chinese meal in timaru you need to go in.... the food is freshly prepared and is just lovely, went in with my other half and we were so impressed with the amount and quality of... More 

Thank xt350

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: (03) 684 4180

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