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Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #42 of 76 Restaurants in Timaru
Cuisines: Chinese
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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 again! The decor is still 'tired & dingy' but the quality of both the food & service has improved again considerably. I can only imagine they have a new chef (or the usual one was off when we visited last year!) as something has definitely changed! Will definitely try it again next year, maybe they will even upgrade the decor & change the dirty old carpet!!

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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

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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 the food.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We have visited this resataurant each year for the past few years on our regular visits to Timaru. In previous years we have had good service & generally good Chinese food. For reasons we don;t understand when we visited this year we had poor service, poorly prepared & generally poor quality food! Two of our courses (from a set menu) didn't arrive until the others were cold & even then only after we complained! I can only imagine that the chef or ownership has changed. Very disappointing.

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Thank Chris C
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This place is a yummy place to visit if you love chinese food. It has a great atmosphere and is in Timarus main Road.

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