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The China Kitchen

17B Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3-354 6818
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“dumplings” (44 reviews)
“prawn toast” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17B Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful meal - very busy but friendly staff. Started with salt n pepper squid and deep fried prawns. Both generous serving with chilli sauce. Then moved to a dozen fried pork and chive dumplings - big, juicy dumplings! Warning as very hot!! To end the...More

Thank kimmramor78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with the children - since they are young our choices were reasonable limited to what they would eat - Crispy squid, wontons and fired rice etc. The food however was excellent. Lemon chicken here is really nice and we have it even when...More

Thank Sebcat14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant make authentic Chinese food which will give Asia a good meal if they miss Chinese food. Very convenient from my hotel and staff is friendly.

Thank Winston1831
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Me & my husband dropped in at this restaurant on a Saturday evening without any booking. They were happy to accommodate us. Ordered dumplings (steam & pan fry both) which had a pretty thick flour layer, and needs improvement. The mains including Sichuan chicken, spicy...More

Thank Parul K
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We dined at The China Kitchen mid-week during winter. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived but many tables filled over the course of the evening. The four of us shared shared a combination entree of wontons, dumplings, spring rolls, and crumbed shrimp. This was...More

Thank travelmadj9
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

..... And the food was even better! The food was fresh and do tasty. Service was quick once you got through on the phone. This was the only negative as I tried 5 times before I got through.

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 11 April 2018

As always, excellent food, very quick service. The best Chinese food in Christchurch! What more can I say?

1  Thank Ann H
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Six of us enjoyed a great meal last night. None of had dined here before and booked on recommendation. Service was excellent and cheerful. We started with some of their wonderful dumplings, prawns and spring rolls.The dumplings won I think. I loved my Manchurian lamb...More

Thank john f
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Had yet another great takeaway from China Kitchen again tonight. We had 6 dishes and all were delish! That also have Bau's freshly made for $2 you can take home and steam yourself. Yummy!

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This restaurant has become some what of a regular for us. We absolutely love the Chicken and Spinach dumplings and the sweet and sour chicken is also incredible. Food is always of a high standard and never disappoints. Can't wait for my next visit!

Thank jackyjack6163
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17B Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-354 6818
Family-owned restaurant featuring fresh Chinese cuisine. Dine in or takeaway. BYO (wine only) and fully licensed.
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