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Sun World Chinese restaurant

250 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 7010
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (9 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
“all you can eat” (10 reviews)
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Asian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
250 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sun World Chinese restaurant
1. Good value
"Good value for price.New restaurant very nice.Clean and good variety"
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2. Best Value and Nice Food
" From Chinese to seafood and desserts, there is something for all."
Brent H
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3. Best Value and Nice Food
" affordable prices and a great selection of food. Would happily return"
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decent amount of variety of food available. Clean and pleasant atmosphere. Loved the fried chicken and soup.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nareshgarapati
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We always stop here for a meal when we are in New Plymouth. It’s such good value and The food is delicious that I keep wanting to go back for more. At $24.90 per person for all you can eat it’s well worth coming here.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Judye09
Management response:Responded 25 March 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we hope to see you again when you are down again :)

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Haven't been a fan of chinese buffet but this place changed that. Lovely food, great selection. Always plenty of food available and nice and hot. Would come back again

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ayge1962
Inspire714917, Manager at Sun World Chinese restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thank you! So glad to hear you're a fan of our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 4 July 2018

Food very average. Buffet food. The restaurant itself is very noisy and certainly not a place for a quite meal.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Jayne B
Management response:Responded 7 July 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are very sorry that it was noisy in our restaurant when you visited, we do our best to minimize as much noise as possible however sometimes it can be difficult. Thanks :)

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Great choice of dishes. Something for everyone. Smorgasbord "all you can eat". The kids loved it. Good prompt service as well. Typical western style Chinese plus desserts. Seafood chowder delicious. Great for families and groups.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Joy H
Reviewed 27 June 2018

My son recently celebrated his 7th birthday, he LOVES Chinese food, so chose to come here for dinner. Right from when i first phoned up to book, the service was fantastic. There were 15 of us (including 7 children) and the staff went out of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank KezzaPea
Management response:Responded 27 June 2018

We appreciate your kind review about our staff's service to you, we try our best to make sure you get the best dining when at our Restaurant. We would love to see you back again soon and that we thank for the wonderful feed back!

Reviewed 28 May 2018

If you want to take your family out for a great buffet meal at prices you can afford then This is the place to go. They have a great selection of Chinese food as well as salads, fish food, cold meats etc. A large selection...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MikeL5544
Management response:Responded 31 May 2018

Thank you Mike for your lovely review. Glad to hear you enjoyed for visit and we look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Great for family gatherings with the big tables, and really good value for money. Will go back in future.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Brittany M
Hedy J, Owner at Sun World Chinese restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks dear.

Reviewed 3 May 2018

My wife is temporarily confined to a wheelchair when she goes out and Sun World is very wheelchair friendly with ramps, staff who open the doors as you arrive and leave. The service was amazing with a young lady wheeling my wife and filling her...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank parkersnursery
Management response:Responded 5 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. Our staff try very hard to bring the best service possible. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This is a good spot. Don’t expect fine dining or outstanding cuisine but rather a good basic dining experience with a good selection of food and deserts.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DaveDogNZ
Management response:Responded 30 March 2018

Thank you for your review!

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Questions & Answers
1 October 2018|
Response from Inspire714917 | Property representative |
Hi he is able to dine free on his birthday, however for our birthday special we need proof of age. Thank you
Keilin A
3 January 2017|
Response from kristinah156 | Reviewed this property |
Very roughly I think it's $22 for an adult for smorgasbord and under 16 year olds pay their age
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 7010
  • E-mail
We have been running Sun World Chinese Restaurant since 1998. We are well-know for our Chinese Cuisine in Taranaki. We always focus on maintaining the quality of our food and service. There are 40 different smorgasbord dishes, a variety of seafood and yummy desserts. Chinese and European dishes, salad bar, hot dishes, gluten free options, hot soups, ice cream, teas and coffee etc.
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