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The China Kitchen

17B Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand
+64 3-354 6818
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (42 reviews)
“prawn toast” (2 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
17B Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Six of us enjoyed a great meal last night. None of had dined here before and booked on recommendation. Service was excellent and cheerful. We started with some of their wonderful dumplings, prawns and spring rolls.The dumplings won I think. I loved my Manchurian lamb...More

Thank john f
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Had yet another great takeaway from China Kitchen again tonight. We had 6 dishes and all were delish! That also have Bau's freshly made for $2 you can take home and steam yourself. Yummy!

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This restaurant has become some what of a regular for us. We absolutely love the Chicken and Spinach dumplings and the sweet and sour chicken is also incredible. Food is always of a high standard and never disappoints. Can't wait for my next visit!

Thank jackyjack6163
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I was told that the dumplings were good but oh my, they are fantastic! Perfect amount of filling and flavor combination !!

Thank Frosty T
Stella L, Owner at The China Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Frosty T, Thanks so much for your review. Glad you loved our dumplings! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Stella Li Owner

Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have had lunch here on a number of occasions. The staff are always friendly, the restaurant clean and the food is delicious.

Thank SueSteveYoung
Stella L, Owner at The China Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi SueSteveYoung, Thanks for your review! We hope to always keep it this way. See you again soon. Kind regards, Stella Li Owner

Reviewed 2 October 2017

When we orded our meal we asked for one big bowl of rice enough for 6 people and we asked for a large bowl of Chicken Corn soup enough for 6 people. After waiting a very long time for our main we had to end...More

Thank Louis K
Stella L, Owner at The China Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Louis K, We're sorry you felt this way about your meal and experience with us. You and your family did order food and drinks to the value of $193.50. From memory, your table ordered 3 dozen dumplings, 1 dozen crispy prawns, 1 dozen spring...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Dumplings... Best in town. Satay... Outstanding (in any of it's forms, there are several satay dishes). Sichuan Chicken... Taste sensation. Chilli and Garlic Prawns... Grand. I could rave some more but I wont, get on in and try some dishes for yourselves.

Thank Leighton R
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We did a take out last week here and it was so good. The honey bbq pork was Devine and the dumplings were wow! Must go for a dine in meal. It is also byo licenced so bring that great bottle of reisling or another...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant pushed itself as the best dumplings in Christchurch. The Papanui placed restaurant does excellent dumplings. The rest of the menu is pretty run of the mill Chinese food ...westernized. I only go there for dumplings.

Thank 23fussyfoodie
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The best dumplings in town and a good range of dishes to suit everyone. We have been visiting since they were in an alley off Hereford st and the food has always been excellent.

Thank Dustin P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17B Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-354 6818
Description
Family-owned restaurant featuring fresh Chinese cuisine. Dine in or takeaway. BYO (wine only) and fully licensed.
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