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“Horrible Service”

Ming Garden Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 37 Restaurants in Te Anau
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 22, 2013

My husband and I traveled from Auckland to Te Anau and ordered Dinner for 2 at Ming Garden Restaurant tonight. Everything (entree & soup) was served for 2 people until rice arrived. It was a small bowl with one spoon provided. When we queried it, the owner/manager was very angry and said she has been running the restaurant for 26 years and it has been this way. We suggested that they could indicate on the menu that it was one bowl to avoid any confusion, she did not listen at all and became very aggressive. SUDDENLY SHE TOOK OUR FOOD AWAY from our table!!!! Feeling so humiliated, we had to leave with empty stomach. I will never go back again.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This place was packed at 1900 hrs. and almost all of the folk inside were Asian. There didn’t appear to be any better recommendation for the quality of the food in a Chinese restaurant than that, so we ordered a takeaway. It was just as good as we hoped.

If we had been staying another night in Te Anau we would have come back here again.

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Thank SVPromise
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

On advice from the owners of the B&B we were staying at, we headed for Ming Garden. We were very pleased with the recommendation. The food was really good and plentiful. One slight downside was that the restaurant was a bit crowded so the service was a little slow. That didn't detract from our enjoyment. We would recommend the restaurant to anyone.

Thank GerMar60
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is a very simple place. And the meal was excellent. Chopsticks only. You have to ask for a fork. Service is charming and fast.

Thank MarshallGulch
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Even if you don't know how the cop sticks work you can still ask for a fork. The Restaurant was packed but our meals came out is minutes very fast and effective, I love the Lemon chicken!!! although food was pricey as is every chineese place still great value. Thanks

Thank angela m
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