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Emerald

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Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 24-619
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seafood dishes were pricey. For regular Chinese classic dishes; quite affordable. Presentation was nice, service was lovely and the atmosphere was welcoming.

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Thank Adam D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rating would have been below terrible - save for the breakfast wait staff. The fried noodles on the dinner menu are small biscuits rolled up into strands and deep fried until rock-like. The meat that accompanies these are oversalted and the evening wait staff were a little cheeky and seemed to have a preference for waiting on who might... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What can you expect about it ? It 's not going to be Saturday 's night fever . Far from it, but, dinner is ok, not great.

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Thank Michael E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I used to go here sometimes for the lunch specials. The portions are decent for the price and the restaurant is fairly nice. Service can be a bit slow, but thats Tonga.

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Thank Megan M
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Needed somewhere for dinner last-minute & the Emerald happened to be right next to my hotel. Dropped in & was surprised we got seated so quickly (10 of us). Food was great & the price was even better. They also do takeaway. Good atmosphere & food, but the service is average, especially when you're used to great service at other... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

During our numerous visits to the Emerald we always left with a satisfied feeling. The food (Chinese) was consistently well prepared and tasty. The service was generally of a good standard.

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Thank kimosabe2015
Nukalofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's not easy getting all the ingredients you might want in Tonga - I love Chinese food and was spoiled for choice growing up in London and whilst Chinese food in Tonga does not compare, I have been to all the Chinese restaurants in Tonga and the Emerald is in my opinion (and that of most of the local diners),... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Always a choice for us when we come to tonga ! The food is authentic and service is fantastic ! Big thanks to all the staff ! Always producing the best meals !!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you are reading this and are on the island, you will know everything is closed on sunday. Well thank god for the chinese restaurant cause it is open! its in the emerald hotel, its inexpensive and decent food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wow! The serving sizes here were a little ridiculous for how cheap it was. My friend and I ordered 4 dishes to share between the two of us because we assumed the portions would be small as they were so cheap (6-12 pa'anga per dish). We had so much left overs we both had breakfast the next day. The servers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: +676 24-619

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