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Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant

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84 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-684 4180
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Timaru, New Zealand
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for a special event lunch. Very dim lighting in the windowless part of room where we were located,so very dark. There were over 20 of us with ONE staff member. This was a pre booked event, so as you can imagine service was very slow. Not acceptable. I noticed in a previous review in 2015 that someone... More 

Thank HughandMedith
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The restaurant has a very good menu with family-affordable prices. It is clean and well presented and the service is very good.

Thank Bruce N
Timaru, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We get the Set meal deal it's $51;00 and you get 4 mains and also won tons its very tasty and feeds 6 of us with leftovers for the next day.Owners are always friendly and the food is always yummy and consistent.We get this for family birthdays as it's alot cheaper than 6 people going out for a meal.

Thank foodlover502015
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This restaurant serves excellent food, whether you eat in or take a way, highly recommend. Parking can be an issue.

Thank Robertmnz288
Timaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Decor a bit tatty but not there for that,food, great choices plenty of it (smorgasbord)well worth it ,nice deserts,very pleasant staff ,always there to help,i live here and go there often as I can,the photo on trip advisor is not the Timaru Golden Palace.

Thank daew00
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great meals, reasonable prices,great taste,great service, Buy these often as it is our home town. Would recommend to all

Thank Robyn T
Timaru City, New Zealand
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We visited with approx 26 other people for a Sunday evening buffet meal. All of those who attended were pleasantly surprised by the great quality of food available and the friendly staff. You could choose from 2 different soups and numerous main course dishes all freshly prepared. The only let down was the fruit salad dessert - probably about 80%... More 

Thank Janice D
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2015

It was a cold evening and I felt like something hearty and warm. I had Mapo Tofu with rice and it was just what I needed. The staff was nice and friendly, and price was reasonable. I would certainly go back when I am visiting Timaru.

Thank BusyKiwi85
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

we are chinese and have been living in new zealand for 10+ years, we have dined in a vast number of chinese restaurants across nz, this is by far the worst one we have came across. the carpet looks like it has never been cleaned, the speed is just slow- took about half an hour for a standard dish to... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We had the smorgasbord dinner. Everyone had a try of various dishes. The noodles were the best I have ever had. All the dishes were very good. The BYO option is good, so you don't get charged an arm and a leg for a bottle of wine. Price was excellent, Superannuitants get a discount, and 9 yr old granddaughter only... More 

1 Thank scientist98

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-684 4180

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