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Nanking Palace Restaurant and Takeaways

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198-204 King Edward Street, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
+64 3-455 4218
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nanking is usually a great chinese restaurant but not this time. Hadn't been for a while. Prawn crackers left a fatty taste in our mouths, ordered 3 mains to come out all at once, only 2 arrived and we had finished them by the time the crispy chicken came out, usually a great dish but way over cooked and dry.... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Have eaten here a few times in the restaurant, and generally had pretty good meals. Family also agreed it was pretty good. Recently me and my partner ordered takeaways and within 5 minutes they were both ready which impressed us, however once we got home and began to eat we were pretty disappointed. i ended up only eating about a... More 

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Thank Tobias H
Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I love food. I love Chinese food but Nanking Palace is not the restaurant to have a good Chinese meal. We chose the deluxe banquet for 2 people. It had a corn & chicken soup which was not too bad, lukewarm though. The so called deluxe entree consisted of two samosa, two tiny spring rolls, two Wontons, some small slices... More 

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Thank Murray P
South Island, New Zealand
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253 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

While the waitress was young and inexperienced she did a great job of getting answers to our questions. Selecting a dish was really difficult as it all sounded so good. In the end I took the sizzling beef with Ginger. It was outstanding. My friend took the Vegetarian Tofu. Says it was the best chinesse dish she has ever had.... More 

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Thank OVERSZ
Dunedin, New Zealand
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

11 iof us Dined there the place needs a renovate its so outdated. Meal was very average only 1 lady waitress on and the overall experience was not that good. Very average Chinese meal compared to others in New Zealand

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Thank Valda G
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

We had two meals at Nanking and it was superb. Would we go back? Yes definitely. It was fast service and a very clean shop. Just lovely.

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Thank brandy126
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Four of us dined here. The restaurant decor was very charming. Food was good value for the money we paid. More of your old time or australian chinese not authentic chinese. I was a liitle bit disappointed there was no crispy duck or many duck dishes at all. But overall good value for the money.

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Thank Susangar
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

The restaurant looks beautiful. It has an impressive lobby, is spacious, clean, and looks luxurious. The waiting staff were also polite. And that is all of the good point... unfortunately I go to restaurants primarily because I want to eat, and eat something nice. The food here was no better than the average fish and chips/takeaway joint, and possibly even... More 

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Thank Max W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

6 of us went out for a birthday celebration 31 May. Everything was great from the booking, our arrival, prompt service, excellent food, BYO fee, decor, cleanliness, toilets......couldn't fault anything. We all had a great time and excellent value. We all left very warm, happy and full. The salt n chili squid was amazing. My only negative comment is they... More 

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Thank Buttie1961
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

It was great Peaceful tasty 5 course meal with typical chinese doshes. Very well served and delicious! The katzu chiken had a prrfect saltiness and crisp! Veges with beef stir fru delicious chiken and fish as well.i highly recomend for ngt meal with family or groups

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198-204 King Edward Street, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-455 4218

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