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Eastern Egret

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4 Ngaio Road, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-293 4772
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haven't dined in at the Eastern Egret (due to poor dine-in reviews), but have ordered takeaway several times. Each time I swear it will be the last, but have gone back hoping that the previous experience was a 'one' off. The last time (March) I rang and ordered the meal (having waited far too long previously). In this call I... More 

Thank ElleMaeM
Waikanae, New Zealand
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Eastern Egret is arguably the best and most reliable Chinese restaurant on the Kapiti Coast. It's above average without being stand-out dining in the restaurant. Staff are efficient, meals are served promptly and there's usually too much food to handle. The takeaway area off the front (and separate to the restaurant) is a real winner. Their $16 Dinner Box comprises... More 

Thank PVMarg
Wellington, New Zealand
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449 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This Chinese eatery is popular with the locals in the area, both for a meal out and for takeaway options. The latter are available from a dedicated space next door, so if you choose to eat here, you won't have to put up with a constant stream of people coming in to pick up their takeaway orders or waiting at... More 

Thank Michelle S
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We booked our take out meal as we drove towards Waikanae and it was ready to be picked up 15 minutes later when we arrived. A great meal that is great value for money

Thank Graham P
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A yearly visit always great food and superb service. Averagely priced. Good size meals. Street parking. Lovely personal service from the owner. Licenced & byo.

Thank Deb C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We dine here a couple of times a month and it is always wonderful,however last time we were here they out did themselves,usually brilliant food was even better,usually attentive staff had upped their game even more,awesome food,wicked portions and look after everyone kids as well,look forward to next time

Thank Jasonandsangita
Wellington, New Zealand
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796 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Good price at $16 and good food but then again the box is mainly full of stir fried rice and the stir fried veggies. Which are good but when you're expecting sweet & sour pork or lemon chicken as well one small spoonful really doesn't cut it. 1/3,1/3,1/3 would be what I'd expect. Shame as the food to take out... More 

Thank D P
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Had a lovely evening and can't fault the service, the food or the prices. (Note:the restaurant was packed out, so book a table in advance particularly at the weekend). The wait between courses wasn't an issue at all and Sadie was charming and the waitress friendly. The portions are a generous size and beautifully presented..All in all a good evening... More 

Thank r0bina2
Waikanae, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very pleasant decor. Always very good food and service. Generous serves so don't order too much ! - but they do give you "doggy bags" quite happily. Parking nearby and bus stop outside the door. Licensed and BYO (wine only) Take away is excellent value too - try the dinner box.

Thank Richard K
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Lovely food to either take away or eat in. A good range of dishes. Take away is easy. They do get very busy so it is always good to phone your order through.

Thank Roamer1002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Ngaio Road, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Waikanae
  • Phone Number: +64 4-293 4772

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