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Nanking Palace Restaurant and Takeaways

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198-204 King Edward Street, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
+64 3-455 4218
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had beef satay on rice, not sure what I got but it wasn't beef satay! Beef was chewy and the sauce was absolutely discusting! It some kind of congealed brown stuff with the consistency of snot and a few chopped nuts sprinkled on top, I felt sick eating it and looking at it, didn't eat much of it! Over priced... More 

Thank Kara H
Changzhou, China
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

The decoration and setting are nicer than an average Chinese Restaurant, and the waitress is sweet. But they used the worst food material! - Not only the material was not fresh, but the cooking oil seemed to be recycled! If only considering the food quality, this was really the worst restaurant we have ever tried!

Thank Fang W
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Good for a large group on a Saturday night. No distracting background noise, banquet meal that we ordered was simple and filling food. BYO wine can be taken or ordered from the restaurant.

Thank Tania P
Dunedin, New Zealand
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went to the take away shop today to get a vegetarian burger. $8 for chop-sue patty,cheese,pineapple,onion and egg burger wow your deluxe burger is only $6 and it has meat,cheese,pineapple,egg,onion and mushroom.

Thank 2sistersnz
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while in Dunedin. The service was really excellent. I was in a rush and the food was served very quickly with large portions. Not the fanciest place but the service and food were good.

Thank Brigiet T
Dunedin, New Zealand
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Nanking is usually a great chinese restaurant but not this time. Hadn't been for a while. Prawn crackers left a fatty taste in our mouths, ordered 3 mains to come out all at once, only 2 arrived and we had finished them by the time the crispy chicken came out, usually a great dish but way over cooked and dry.... More 

Thank Tracey M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have eaten here a few times in the restaurant, and generally had pretty good meals. Family also agreed it was pretty good. Recently me and my partner ordered takeaways and within 5 minutes they were both ready which impressed us, however once we got home and began to eat we were pretty disappointed. i ended up only eating about a... More 

Thank Tobias H
Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

I love food. I love Chinese food but Nanking Palace is not the restaurant to have a good Chinese meal. We chose the deluxe banquet for 2 people. It had a corn & chicken soup which was not too bad, lukewarm though. The so called deluxe entree consisted of two samosa, two tiny spring rolls, two Wontons, some small slices... More 

Thank Murray P
South Island, New Zealand
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272 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

While the waitress was young and inexperienced she did a great job of getting answers to our questions. Selecting a dish was really difficult as it all sounded so good. In the end I took the sizzling beef with Ginger. It was outstanding. My friend took the Vegetarian Tofu. Says it was the best chinesse dish she has ever had.... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

11 iof us Dined there the place needs a renovate its so outdated. Meal was very average only 1 lady waitress on and the overall experience was not that good. Very average Chinese meal compared to others in New Zealand

Thank Valda G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198-204 King Edward Street, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-455 4218

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