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47 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7438
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Terrible service. They were too occupied with the take away. No alcohol service. Nice people. Food satisfactory but overpriced. All in all - keep walking. 👎

Thank John M
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We purchased chicken fried rice for $15 to share which was fine, tasted nice. The 12 Wontons were extremely disappointing though as they had no filling and cost $12. I felt pretty ripped off.

Thank amanda g
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Limited choices. I never had such awful fish & chip before. I am sure it's frozen fish. Seriously Anyone can do a better job. (Buy sealord frozen fish and bake it, will taste better) And the chips is over done and tasteless (probably they forgot to add salt). Regret to eat. Btw they open at 5pm (I thought business so... More 

Thank amytng
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Worst chinese takeaway I've ever had. $30 for comb. Chowmein (mainly thin dry noodles) and combination fried rice. Seriously...NEVER AGAIN... just don"t do it!!! 💩

Thank Bruce W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This place has been there for 35 years I think. Went there as a kid..probably the same menu.same owner.. I got the spicy chicken and it was really good.its my go too for Chinese food in Wanaka.

Thank Scott G
Wanaka, New Zealand
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132 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

It looks like something from a time long ago. It never seems open when you want Chinese food. The smell of bad old cooking oil doesn't make it feel very inviting. Need to drive to Queenstown for Chinese.

Thank ActionAdventurer
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177 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

This is the sadest place in town. Whilst food is cheap it's not great and takes ages to cook. Mix that in with the fact the place is never open. If it opened more I'd eat here more.

Thank Rikt87
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We went here for 'fish and chips' type food but it also has Chinese noodles and other dishes on offer. It's good food at a reasonable price. Unfortunately they didn't give us all our order and we did have to go back but they did give us a free drink and an apology which made up for it. We had... More 

Thank Andrea C
Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Food is similar to what you would get at a shopping centre food court. Not much flavour and very oily. Very limited menu, just the standard western Chinese, nothing interesting. Serving sizes were OK but compared to other Chinese meals we have had in the past 6 months in NZ it was small and expensive.

Thank Andrew B
Waiuku, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

The only place we found for a Chinese takeaway in Wanaka. Very limited menu and a little expensive for takeaways but it is Wanaka. The food was lovely and the service by a nice young man was great. All in all a good experience no complaints

Thank threeshocks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 7438

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