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Chinatown Chinese Restaurant

150 Cuba Street | Palmerston North, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-356 8368
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
150 Cuba Street | Palmerston North, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Smorgasbord or you can order off a menu. We had the smorgasbord and there was lots of selection and everything that I tired was nice however everything was not that warm. You really had to make sure that you get in as soon as they...More

Thank owlesey
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been here since my student days 2006. The last time I was here was eleven years ago and I'm pleased to say it has expanded for the better. When you see Chinese people eating at a Chinese restaurant you know it must...More

1  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Sunday lunch for Yum Cha here is a great experience. The place is crowded and people keep coming. The food is simply great, and a wonderful mixture of small dishes to share. The staff work wonders to keep things moving without making you feel they...More

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

No visit to Palmy is complete without a stop in at Chinatown for Yum Cha! Popped in on Easter Sunday while we were down for the weekend. Again a great feed was had by us all. My boys love coming here and so does my...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The dining room at Chinatown is simple but the food is amazing. I arrived earlier than my dining companion and started with a pot of green tea and it was well-made and delicious. The cup was excruciatingly hot but never mind. I came for Yum...More

Thank MTAnderson
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had Yum Cha n Dinner. good value and good food.. Quality of Yum Cha has improved, I guess it must be the chef moving around. We stopped going there last year for almost 6 momtgs because their standard dropped, but decided to give it a...More

Thank Sharon Y
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Chinatown is only 4 minutes walk from my house and I had never gotten around to going despite walking past for 10 years. Since we were all at home one Friday at lunchtime we decided to venture out to the $15 Buffet lunch. We had...More

1  Thank annasophia42
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Four of us went for lunch and we're seated straight away. Then the food started coming and it was so yummy. I would highly recommend it. And will be returning as soon as I can,even though it is a 90 min drive.

1  Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We come here all the time as they serve the best Yum Cha around! Have tried others around the country but none come close to Chinatown. Always friendly staff and good selection of dishes, highly recommended!

Thank David O
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Last Sunday Wife & I went there for a "family" dinner . I thought that I was not one for a Chinese buffet ! Boy was I surprised. Nibbled my way through about 10 small plates of various "Chinese" foods. Ended up being "too full"...More

Thank Drallom2002
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What choices for pudding is their?
1 January 2017|
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Response from Sharon Y | Reviewed this property |
They also have a fried (water n oil pastry)flaky durian puff.Really nice. Another great one was ice cream durian enclosed in mochi pastry. the durian ice cream is not yr traditional ice cream..more lightly whipped cream n... More
What days do they do Yum Char
27 May 2015|
Response from Sharon Y | Reviewed this property |
They are open daily except holidays and yumcha dishes are available. Weekends are their busiest day. Chinatown is a Chinese restaurant located in Palmerston North. You can also order dishes from their a la carte menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Cuba Street | Palmerston North, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-356 8368
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