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Regal Chinese Restaurant

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1199 Amohau Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-350 1588
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Singapore
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

For me, it is always difficult to find good Chinese food when I travel since I am pampered with amazing food in my home country. But this restaurant was pretty darn good and I definitely enjoyed the meal here. We had traditional favourites like the chicken feet from the dim sum menu and the porridge made me feel so nice... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Must try if you are in rotorua. Tasty food , good portions, affordable........ Our group likes all their menu.

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Thank SEBY G
Te Puke, New Zealand
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Hi, we wanted a change from the normal English food, so we tried here and were not disappointed with what we had. We were made very welcome as we entered the door and shown to a nice table. We considered it great value for money, and would definitely go there again next we r in Rotorua. We were the only... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Love eating here - food is fresh and tasty. The key to great ethnic restaurants I believe is in when the people of that ethnicity attend the restaurant. We were the only non-Chinese people in the restaurant that night. Loved how families were there together and that it was chatty and lively. Great prices as well!

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Taumarunui
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

After reading reviews on here my husband just wanted to visit and he said "Don't be put off by the outside look!!!!" Well not often I give something a bad review but we were very disappoited and wouldn't recommend this Restaurant to anyone. The staff did not speak English so it was pot luck what we ordered as they couldn't... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Any Chinese restaurant that is full of Chinese folk, is always a good sign. We had a veritable feast - 5 dishes and a bottle of wine. Bill came to $140, which was very good value. Roast duck was amazing, as was the beef and black bean sauce.

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Thank Dave W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The portions are huge but the prices match them. I reckon some dishes are probably better than others (eg. Prawn wontons were delicious but the sweet and sour pork wasn't quite right) saying that they were really busy but I think with minimal competition in a town with plenty of Asian tourists they've hit the jackpot. Service was good though... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with my partner and 2 young kids. Restaurant was busy, lots of tour groups plus a number of locals. Service was prompt, professional and very friendly. The finer points of the menu were explained to ensure we understood what we were ordering. This was not kiwi chinese food but authentic chinese. We had chicken fried rice for... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The place looks like a slightly decorated hospital but it certainly does not serve hospital food. In fact, my meal there was fantastic. It wasn't too oily or rich or old, unlike takeaways. I loved the vegetables there and the way they did the meats. Just keep in mind that there seems to be only one person there that speaks... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

have dinned there several times over the last 3 years. always a great selection of food. you can go back as many times as you want. cooked while you want and the chefs do the cooking with flair. a busy place which also tells me the food is also great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1199 Amohau Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-350 1588

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