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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pavlova” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
150 Cuba Street | Palmerston North, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value to take a family out to experience Chinese style food. Smorgasbord was well stocked and variety of meals to suit most people. The desert menu has fresh fruit salad, ice cream, cheesecake & Pavlova. The cheesecake topping seems to be from a rubber...More

2  Thank Southtrack1
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Dined about 7pm on a Tues night, restaurant chosen because miss 8 wanted to try it. Miss 8 is also a very fussy eater, we appreciated that the staff let her look at the buffet food before we committed. Didn't realise there was other options...More

1  Thank amchitara
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Called in for dinner here while staying over in Palmerston North. Good value $21 for an all-you can-eat smorgasbord. Most of the food was very good and tasty, but my chicken and pork meat were gristly and bony. The vegetables were very good in particular....More

1  Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

It gets quite busy here for yum char in the weekend and their dim sims are quite average but there's not much choice in Palmerston North. Dinner is usually pretty good here.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

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

1  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

1  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
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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
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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