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Sun World Chinese Restaurant

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186 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-758 7010
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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588 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummy smorgasborg food. Great range of hot and cold Chinese food. Popular with senior citizens. Delicious desserts. Good location better parking available in new location Hints : not open on Mondays . Open Tuesday - Sunday. No need to book but recommend you do on Friday and Saturday

Thank Janr20
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Haven't been in Taranaki for many years, went back here tonight for dinner and it's still good value and great service. A good basic buffet, clean and a nice variety for mains. My only complaint would be the dessert buffet is very cramped - it's a small area and not a very interesting or varied selection. Was super sad there... More 

Thank Michelle M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A selection of different food,mains,seafood&deserts.Ice cream included if u ask or lok 2 the side.Its all there.Ws gr8 when they use 2 have tht snowfreeze mchine.Ws vry popular.Be gr8 if they could bring tht in agn.

Thank Doreen N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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136 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This buffet restaurant is relatively cheap when compares to another buffet restaurant in New Plymouth. Both are on the same street. The taste of the food is good.

1 Thank LilyChak
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

the food is cooked properly and the flavours are sensational it makes you taste buds dance. the owners and staff all make the experience warm and comfortable we love eating at home we find it hard eating out cause you don't feel comfortable BUT we go to sun world cause they are the best :)

Thank Karlie H
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Sun world has moved to new premises which now give you a view from the vast windows, atmosphere is good selection of food is good Its not a fine dinning restaurant but a great family restaurant for an economically priced great evening out.Eat as much as you like.

2 Thank michael K
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice New premise`s, lots more space, still the same awesum food & services. Great for family, freinds,work colegues. Small or large groups! Great price for a smorgasbord and plenty to choose from asian and euro! Its not a top end resturant but neither is the price!

Thank Terrance W
Inglewood, New Plymouth
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There is plenty of choice, eat as much as you like for a very reasonable price. Many types of food as well as Chinese. They have moved to new premises which is quite upmarket and pleasant.

Thank Jenny of Tarana... W
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Had a family birthday dinner here, food was absolutely awful, there was 10 of us and we all thought the same. The food was very budget! Desert was terrible. We would not recommend Sunworld to anyone.

2 Thank nakigirlz2016
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

For $25 you can have an all you can eat buffet meal. There is a good range of Asian meals, and also European style dishes. There is also dessert. Staff were friendly and the food was good quality. Nice atmosphere, and the restaurant is a lot nicer in the new building.

Thank Kristina H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 7010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?