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Empress Garden

#331 of 1,773 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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227 Jervois Road, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-376 5550
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12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a trek for us, so we haven't been to this restaurant for a couple of years, but it didn't disappoint. The duck was as crispy and succulent as we remembered. The service was also excellent and the decor had been spruced up a little too, which was nice. The eggplant with pork mince and salty fish was the best... More 

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Thank DeborahK765
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve - enjoy our meals with a cheerful Dragon Dance. I especially love their Peking duck, so delicious.

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Thank 明辉 孙
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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174 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The title says it all!! We go here as often as our craving take us, we always get the Peking duck , nowhere else does this dish the service that Empress gardens does its simply outstanding and leave you coming back time after time. The service is fast and excellent and it's not even that pricey.Their chicken/ sweetcorn soup is... More 

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Thank Lisa O
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We came here specifically for the Peking duck and it was yum! We got the half duck for $40 which came with duck pancakes 👅 and an option of duck meat or a fried carcass. We went for the carcass which I though would be more fried and crispy to be honest but flavours were pretty delicious. The 2 best... More 

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Thank oliviafurlong
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our family took us here for Peking Duck - delicious! Service was great, the food was absolutely divine. It was packed. Cannot say more than that! Highly recommend!

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Thank sophid73
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Had a small reunion of friends at the restaurant for lunch on Saturday. Ordered whole duck for three courses and all of us were quite full and pleased about the food and service. We plan to come back some time for dinner with half a duck and add some other delicious dishes... Yumm.

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Thank Kiwiscout
Auckland, New Zealand
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

A fair way away from the CBD, this place offers the best Peking Duck in Auckland. The rest of the food we ordered were all excellent and we couldn't agree amongst ourselves which one was the best from the Great friendly serviceduck prepared two ways, the XO scallops with snow peas, the hand made noodles or the fried squid with... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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174 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Title says it all...we always go for Peking duck, they roast the duck to perfection and it's the best ever, always packed so must make reservations..we would love to try other food from the menu but the Peking duck is too good to move away from!!

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1 Thank Lisa O
Lindfield, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is an out of the way place which we were taken to by NZ friends. It was very full when we arrived and many Chinese were eating here - always a food sign. The pre-ordered duck was sliced rather than shredded but a huge plateful and very tasty. We all ordered one dish each (a big mistake as they... More 

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Thank Ken F
Toronto
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

It happened to be on Mother's Day when I visited. Service was very good, and place in general was pleasant and clean. However, food quality was not not good at all, for ones who are familiar with Chinese Food. Peking duck was very nicely done, first dish served, but the rest 4 items were close to unacceptable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$46
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Jervois Road, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-376 5550

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