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“Beautiful authentic Chinese restaurant; Great yum cha”

Eastern Ocean Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #294 of 402 Restaurants in Tauranga
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 30, 2013

The yum cha choices is great although could do with a bit more variety. The food is very authentic Chinese, delicious and very appetising. The service is always prompt, efficient and ;friendly, most of the times. It is quite of good value. I love the desserts especially the ice cream balls, sesame balls and custard pudding. I eat here quite a lot whenever I'm in Tauranga and will highly recommend it to all who like authentic and delicious Chinese cuisine. I have eaten here countless times and will definitely come back for more.

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Thank TES983
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

My friend & I decided to grab a bite to eat before we headed to the movies (just around the corner). We were given a warm greeting, shown to a table & asked what drinks we would like to order. Our waitress was attentive & efficient & quickly brought our drinks to us & took our meal order, steaming bamboo baskets arrived at our table in super-quick time. My vegetarian friend thoroughly enjoyed her meal and my dishes - BBQ pork buns (approx $4), spring rolls with yummy dipping sauce (approx $4) & tasty chicken/rice dish (approx $14) & $2.50 can of Sprite were very satisfying.

I couldn't eat all the rice dish & my friend couldn't eat all her meal, so we asked the waitress to package remaining food for takeaway (waitress very helpful & this was not a problem). Very nice, friendly gentleman processed our payment at the counter & away we went:) Highly recommend this place & we will be back!

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Thank Rochelle C
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

My husband & I visited this authentic Chinese restaurant two days ago & were greatly impressed by the professional, courteous service & steaming hot food that arrived at our table very quickly. We had booked ahead of time & arrived early evening, we were given a warm greeting & asked which table we would like to be seated at. A check sheet was placed in front of us so we could check boxes next to items on the Dim Sum (Yum Cha) menu which had a good variety of dishes to choose from. Food arrived quickly in steaming hot in bamboo steamer baskets & the different dishes we shared were delicious. The atmosphere felt very authentic & wait staff were courteous & very attentive which ensured a very enjoyable dining experience of which we shall repeat in the very near future.
The bill was delivered to our table quickly & we were pleasantly suprised at how reasonable it was & there were no issues when we handed a 'Grab A Deal' voucher over with our payment.
The only drawback was that the place-mats had seen better days & appeared a bit grubby/greasy and the water glasses/jug were fairly old/stained, however these issues can be easily remedied & the rest of our dining experience was outstanding:)

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Thank Rochelle C
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Very good Chinese food, plates are always filled up, lots of choice and totally chinese ambiance. Like in Hong Kong when the families meet.

Thank Betty G
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Went in for lunch with 16 people. Booked for 4 tables but were offered 2 when arrived. Limited food choices for Yum cha. Has to order more foods from menu. Refused to take 2 grabone coupons per table as 8 people were asked to sit together at one table. We had to sell back the remaining coupons to them at a price less than what we paid for. Definitely not a good dining experience.

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Thank Carl W
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