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“Would NOT want to try again even it's free!”
Review of Jade Palace

Jade Palace
Ranked #12 of 14 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 3, 2013

During our recent trip to South Island, Tekapo was 1 of our many stops! We had dinner at this terrible restaurant, I never tasted food this bad in my life! Everything was so oily and disgusting, not to mention such a ripped off price! Canned foods taste a whole lot better than what they served at this place!
I wanted to kick myself so bad for making my family ate there!

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2  Thank Julie S
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

we ordered some seafood for both our lunch and dinner. it is ok but i think liitle pricy. however if you like regular chinese dishes, they are the only one in this tiny town.

1  Thank kevinzhikangchen
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We had our first dinner there for its Chinese food. The first thing we noticed was the pricing of food. Say under fried egg, every item was of the same pricing. Be it prawn fried egg or onions fried egg. Shouldn't prawns cost more than onions?

As we were the last few customers, one of the waiters was whistling loudly and he sang. It was not the of the most pleasant voice. We were very much annoyed. Quickly finished our dinner and left.

wouldn't want to go back for a 2nd time.

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Thank aprilngern
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

We went here for my birthday meal as we had been told the food was good, it was nice but the service was bloomin awful, there was no service, food was delivered at the wrong times i.e. main course delivered while still eating the starter!!!! hair in the icecream which was only removed and icecream not replaced (dirty), waited 35mins for the coffee while we were in there two couples walked out at the service of the waiter, he was rude to them! both on duty were quite abrupt to us as well.
I do not know what to suggest, the food is good but they really do need to sort out the staff. we live nearby but unfortunatly we will not be going back there is a good Thai with good service.
I do give praise when it is due just in case you are wondering.

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1  Thank xt350
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Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

A group of four went for an early dinner. We were the only customers apart from an Asian group that finished soon after we arrived.

We ordered beef casserole, sweet & sour pork, crispy chicken, venison, pork with seasoned vegetables. We also had side of vegetables and rice. Lots of fresh vegetables in the meat dishes, no need for the side dish, and cooked just right - not overcooked. There was no aftertaste like often occurs with western Chinese, though the dishes were all fairly mild. The venison was a bit tough but otherwise the meat was good. Not good at adapting gluten free in a tasty way (one of the pork dishes was made gluten free by not using row sauce, but not compensated for).

The service was efficient and courteous.

More expensive than in a city.

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Thank MarkTawaNZ
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