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Red Bowl Chinese Restaurant

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57 Mandeville Street | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-348 3688
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Thu - Mon 17:00 - 02:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Today (Apr.22) my son and me went to the "Red Bowl" for lunch and we arrived there about 12:20. We got one table, ordered tea and all meals we wanted from a tall waitress. Nothing were served after we waited about 15-20 minutes so we asked for the tall woman, her very impatient attitude, bad tone was really disappointing as... More 

Thank Teresa L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went there to have a good lunch & spent some quality time on weekend after reading all good comments here.Now we are totally confused,don't know why people giving them good ratings?!! Overall our experience was horrible.every item smell & test same.very bad customer service,was feeling very uncomfortable cause the person taking the order was very less interested in us... More 

1 Thank Paulnetu
Helena, Montana
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoy dim sum whenever we can find it. The Red Bowl offers all of our favorite dishes. The service is fast and friendly. The clientele is mostly Chinese which speaks well for a Chinese Restaurant.

Thank D0nlan40
Level Contributor
45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Been there few times. It's just across the road from our house. But the food is always tasty and portions good to share atleast 4! Food is out quick and service good!Def recommend and will be back!

Thank Siggypop
Queenstown, New Zealand
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Great Cantonese food, My wife and myself felt like Chinese this night and asked at the motel where was a good place. They suggested the "Red Bowl" so while it was a little way in a taxi from Bealey Ave, it was well worth in in terms of quality, taste, and service. The price wasn't too bad either and so... More 

Thank Joe B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went in family of 4 and ordered the platter of meat consisting of BBQ pork, roast pork and roast duck, the hot and sour soup, the salt and pepper chicken, fried morning glory and egg plant with salted fish. The food was sizeable and good. Service was prompt and courteous. The 2 vegetables were outstanding as it was fresh... More 

Thank Wee C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were very excited because we had heard it was ok food. We arrived and were only 1 of 2 couples dining that night. (6.30pm). We ordered and the lady seemed uninterested in us and left us alone all evening. The food was very average and the meat grissly. Not the experience we were wanting at all. We were expecting... More 

Thank omarino2014
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Tonight, my fiancée and I were after Chinese for dinner. We were worried being a weekend night that we would not be able to get a table last minute. However, Red Bowl kindly accommodated. When we arrived the restaurant was half full. We promptly ordered deep fried wontons, lemon chicken and beef in black bean sauce. The wontons were deep... More 

Thank Kirstg_6
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Excellent venue for groups - we dined last night in a group of 6 - there would have been about 4-5 other larger groups dining, including 2 groups of at least a dozen chinese, all were enjoying their meals and having a lovely jovial time. We dined on a combination of dishes from soup, to whole fish, deep fried food,... More 

Thank peterussell
Christchurch, New Zealand
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I had a coupon for this restaurant and that's why we went. We walked in and the restaurant was huge. There only were few people despite the size of the restaurant and they had kind of outdated decor. It was a little awkward. Anyway, we had a table and ordered food. We ordered deep fried squid to start with, which... More 

Thank Max845

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Mandeville Street | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 3688

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