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88 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1805
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Christchurch
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great little Chinese restaurant in Riccarton. Specialising in Peking Duck. Restaurateur Cliff is a great guy, have a chat and get the low down on quality authentic Chinese food in Christchurch

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Thank WillChristchurch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner on a Wednesday night. We were greeted with warm friendly smiles. Duck was delicious and carved in front of us. Great evening for a fair price. Will be back!

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Thank Camille S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We have had many meals here and always excellent but we recently reviewed pricing and realised we have ALWAYS been over charged friends had a takeaway last night and the same thing happened over charged by $18! conveniently don't have takeaway menu to save trees) so the sign says. I won't return based on this and neither will my good... More 

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Thank KSs535
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great Yum Cha for lunch and terrific dinner menu. Be prepared to enjoy te food but also need to know to order by numbers. Owners - husband and wife work the restaraunt he cooks she serves

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Thank G E Ted H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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91 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Yum. Its so good, the food is delicious and such great value. My husband and I have lunch here often, sticky rice, dumplings, singapore fried rice noodle, roast duck to name a few. The service is great, the food comes fast and the bill is always value.

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Thank MRed13
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Little gem in Riccarton. Beautiful fresh food, friendly service. Feels very authentic. We came for the peking duck which was as tasty as always! Thank you!!

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1 Thank FrankiesMum2015
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

As Yum Cha fanatics we found this little treasure on our NZ holiday. So fresh and beautiful.😱😘👌🏻 Highly recommend the Dim Sims, prawn & veggie dumplings. Cheers The Muras Clan🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Thank MarkMuras
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

What I had wasn't to bad eat will go back. Try and some other dishes. Great service not that busy though it was mid week.

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1 Thank sting1606
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

Must try! Bought a few friends with us for a night in Riccarton Road. It was Saturday so it was fairly busy. Heard so much about the duck here and couldn't wait to give it a try. We've had duck in around other places in Christchurch but this was the closest thing you could get to the real thing back... More 

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1 Thank Nathan D
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

Pancakes were cold and gluey. There was so little actual duck meat I barely feel I can say I had Peking duck... Thick layer of fat (a clear sign it hasn't been prepared well) to the point three napkins weren't enough to clean my fingers. It was dripping with fat, in the end I tried peeling the skin and what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 1805

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