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“Bland Chinese Again”
Review of Canton Cafe

Canton Cafe
Ranked #463 of 2,327 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Auckland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bland Chinese Again”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

I just can't find a decent Chinese in New Zealand, it all seems really greasy and a bit blah - bad quality. Everyone was talking this up so I got excited but it is no different to any of the others I've been to. Nothing special I'm afraid.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Must have Asian food for groups”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Perfect for groups. Highly recommended dishes include Maggi prawns (shell off) and any of the tofu dishes. If you want to order the peking duck you should pre-order it. It comes with the duck meat in a stirfry, is very well priced and not overly oily. BYO is welcomed. Often noisy and crowded but it's all part of the Chinese dining experience. Definitely go!

  • Visited September 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Took overseas friends to dinner. Great place, great service and amazing food. highly recommended. The atmosphere is busy but relaxed . You may have to wait for a table, but its worth the wait.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Dinner Reservations”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

My first time there and first impression was the building looked old and dated however the food is delicious and platter portions are abundantly huge. Can feed 2 or 3 adults. I ordered shrimp, tofu and some chicken dishes and all were delicious but the shrimp dish was my favorite, it was battered and was spicy. Definitely should try the food. Just excuse the lack of service.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Pretty decent Chinese food, nothing spectacular”
Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Went were for a family dinner, the food is perfectly fine but was a little on the greasy side when we went. It is also a little noisy so not a place for considered conversation, and its also not all that good for vegetarians. It is a perfectly nice, albeit average, place to go if you are in its environs, but I would not rush to go there in a town so full of good Chinese restaurants

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