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Empress Garden

#305 of 1,780 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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227 Jervois Road, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-376 5550
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12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Meticulous food. Best Peking duck outside of Beijing! :) Mandarin and Cantonese food at its best. Not cheap, but value for quality. Don't forget to make reservations and order your duck in advance. Place books out quickly.

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Thank Riggo61
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read about the food at this place and wanting a nice Chinese meal in the city, we drove from out of town to come and eat midweek. We ordered the duck, sizzling prawns and sizzling ginger lamb. The duck pancakes were lovely, light and fresh. We also had the duck soup - which was very tasty. Really enjoyed the... More 

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Thank amandaaA6674MT
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It's a trek for us, so we haven't been to this restaurant for a couple of years, but it didn't disappoint. The duck was as crispy and succulent as we remembered. The service was also excellent and the decor had been spruced up a little too, which was nice. The eggplant with pork mince and salty fish was the best... More 

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Thank DeborahK765
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve - enjoy our meals with a cheerful Dragon Dance. I especially love their Peking duck, so delicious.

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Thank 明辉 孙
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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175 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The title says it all!! We go here as often as our craving take us, we always get the Peking duck , nowhere else does this dish the service that Empress gardens does its simply outstanding and leave you coming back time after time. The service is fast and excellent and it's not even that pricey.Their chicken/ sweetcorn soup is... More 

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Thank Lisa O
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We came here specifically for the Peking duck and it was yum! We got the half duck for $40 which came with duck pancakes 👅 and an option of duck meat or a fried carcass. We went for the carcass which I though would be more fried and crispy to be honest but flavours were pretty delicious. The 2 best... More 

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Thank oliviafurlong
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our family took us here for Peking Duck - delicious! Service was great, the food was absolutely divine. It was packed. Cannot say more than that! Highly recommend!

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Thank sophid73
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Had a small reunion of friends at the restaurant for lunch on Saturday. Ordered whole duck for three courses and all of us were quite full and pleased about the food and service. We plan to come back some time for dinner with half a duck and add some other delicious dishes... Yumm.

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Thank Kiwiscout
Auckland, New Zealand
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

A fair way away from the CBD, this place offers the best Peking Duck in Auckland. The rest of the food we ordered were all excellent and we couldn't agree amongst ourselves which one was the best from the Great friendly serviceduck prepared two ways, the XO scallops with snow peas, the hand made noodles or the fried squid with... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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175 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Title says it all...we always go for Peking duck, they roast the duck to perfection and it's the best ever, always packed so must make reservations..we would love to try other food from the menu but the Peking duck is too good to move away from!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$46
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Jervois Road, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-376 5550

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