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Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant

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134-138 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-684 8844
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best Chinese food in timaru , smorgasbord order or take away friendly and helpful staff .

1 Thank Jayden G
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

From the outside there is nothing special when looking to go and eat here. Even when you walk in there, the decor is old and tatty and needs a little update. There was 8 of us and we ordered. The guy was amazing. We ordered dishes and he actually advised us that we didnt need to order a couple of... More 

Thank Loren72
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This restaurant is flashy, but the food is consistently good and it is always well patronised, which shows others agree with my thoughts

Thank P111Dunedin
Timaru, New Zealand
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I have an occasional weekend buffet lunch here and was very satisfied with the food which is consistently good, considering the price starts at $8.50.

Thank Gabz_10
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered the takeaway Set Menu for $51.00 plus a noodle dish for the children. Lovely fresh vegetables in the dishes , great variety and all very tasty. The servings are generous so some left over for the next day's lunch. We are a family of six adults and two toddlers.

Thank Robyn T
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Went for lunch, got to pick from a number of dishes served in the warmer. I love Chinese food but this wasn't Chinese, no taste, not fresh, not cheap. Decor was dreadfull.

Thank Chimp R
Timaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This place is awsome they have regular smorgers board on a Fri, Sat and Sunday night this is both a take away or sit in menu. They are open for lunch time meals with a large number of choices to choose from. The food is cooked to perfection and tastes delicious something for everyone. The resturant can cater for large... More 

Thank suzie141
Timaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

A group of us went to celebrate a birthday. We decided to go with the smorgasboard and it was hot, tasy and very quick time wise. The bain-marie was kept topped up and there was a good variety of dishes. The staff were friendly and happy to help wine glasses etc. We enjoyed it and the food was fresh. We... More 

Thank Raewyn G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Went here on a Sunday for the buffet, and although we got to eat as much as we could for $15 each, the food was mediocre and there wasn't enough selection.

3 Thank Sean M
Timaru, New Zealand
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Last night thought we would get Chinese takeaway for dinner. Went to Royal Garden to sample their menu for dinner. They had an awesome selection to choose from and had a very tasty meal for dinner for three of us.

Thank Murray K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134-138 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-684 8844

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