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Empress Garden

227 Jervois Road, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-376 5550
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good47%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (34 reviews)
“half duck” (2 reviews)
“fried squid” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
227 Jervois Road, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like the other reviewers we went here mainly for the peking duck which we love. A bit out of the CBD (downtown) but worth the effort to get there. Call and place an order for the duck a couple of days before you go but...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We came back to Empress Garden, this time with some friends. As the last time, the picking duck was awesome, and all the other dishes very taste. The service is great, and you can also bring your own drink (BYO) Recommended

Thank tiagoo429
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Shared two Peking Duck (3 dish version) between 10 of us for a Sunday lunch. The duck was perfectly cooked - succulent and tender and the first dish was served in the traditional way with thin pancakes and sliced spring onion, celery and cucumber with...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Our first time back for some time. This was a favourite of ours for many years but we no longer live so close and it was a delight to go back and find it largely unchanged. Six of us sat at a round table (we...More

Thank SandLexia
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had been recommended to the Empress Garden for their Peking duck specialty , but my idea of duck pancakes involves hoisin sauce and we found the pancakes here very dry, with no sauce, tho the duck meat was well cooked. There was some cucumber...More

Thank Llinderose
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This place is excellent for groups as very large round tables and BYO. We ordered our ducks in advance then had them in pancakes and with lettuce leaves. The duck pancakes were some of the best I've ever tasted. Only recommendation is the restaurant decor...More

Thank hannahsB2256BY
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We both loved the decor of the beautifully chinese decorated restaurant and very very classy. The food is one of the best I have tasted in Auckland. I would give the food 10 out of 10. The price is just right and it is worth...More

Thank Alec W
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Meticulous food. Best Peking duck outside of Beijing! :) Mandarin and Cantonese food at its best. Not cheap, but value for quality. Don't forget to make reservations and order your duck in advance. Place books out quickly.

Thank Riggo61
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Having read about the food at this place and wanting a nice Chinese meal in the city, we drove from out of town to come and eat midweek. We ordered the duck, sizzling prawns and sizzling ginger lamb. The duck pancakes were lovely, light and...More

Thank amandaaA6674MT
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It's a trek for us, so we haven't been to this restaurant for a couple of years, but it didn't disappoint. The duck was as crispy and succulent as we remembered. The service was also excellent and the decor had been spruced up a little...More

Thank DeborahK765
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 46
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Jervois Road, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-376 5550
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