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Jade Palace

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Rt 8, Lake Tekapo 8770, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6828
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok meal but not exceptional had prawn and squid as starters then lamb and ginger and beef satay not like uk not a lot of choice of wine by glass

Thank rhianslip
South Devon
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a four day stay in Lake Tekapo our party of four fancied a Chinese takeaway for the first time during our visit to NZ. Choice being limited, we opted for the Jade Palace - BAD decision in hindsight. This restaurant obviously caters for 'dine in' coach parties as the takeaway menu was extremely limited. Their business so their rules,... More 

Thank Willsy13
Wigan, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

As we were staying over in Lake Tekapo we just fancied some Chinese food we called here the menu had lots of choice in the window so we went in. We were the only people in at the start the welcoming wasn't the best and we were seated in the middle of a huge room. We ordered our food and... More 

Thank jamesbell1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The food is overpriced (28-35), portion size is small and the food is honestly just bad. If you really want Chinese go to the local Four Square and buy the frozen foods. trust me.

1 Thank Hwi J
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Had only one spicy chicken dish to try cause the same dish is cooked differently by chefs from different parts of China. Way too salty and portion was small for 28NZD. Service was non existent and staff disinterested. Don't waste the bucks. Just skip the place.

Thank Cindergirl_13
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213 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I do not often write bad reviews but this was probably the worst resturant we have been to anywhere in the world. We went in to eat because next door was so busy and there was a queue. They seated us and although the place was half empty it was an effort to serve us. The group that came in... More 

Thank screennamechalky
Timaru, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

As previous reviews, service was non existent. Only wanted a takeaway but felt I was intruding since they had tour buses in. Tour bus guests had priority even when I arrived at the counter first. No greeting or smiles. Food was tasteless, pork tough and expensive for amount. Will not be returning even though we come to Tekapo frequently.

Thank Annaheffernan
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9 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I couldn't believe that the food was so bad. It was tasteless and the staff was not interested in entertaining us. They were more concerned about going home n closing the restaurant

Thank Ambica A
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I am a Kiwi Chinese who had the unfortunate experience at this place with 8 of my Asian friends from overseas What a disgusting experience! In fact even if the owners read these bad reviews, they wouldn't give a damn anyway! I am writing this review so that others wouldn't be ripped off! Just like they don't care about anything... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Worst food we have experienced during our 3 weeks in New Zealand It is a real shame a beautiful day at Lake Tekapo is totally spoilt by dining at Jade Palace The place obviously exists because of the many tourist passing through Lake Tekapo going there expecting reasonable food and who not checked out previous reviews from other tourists who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rt 8, Lake Tekapo 8770, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6828

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