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Canton Cafe

477 New North Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
846 7888
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (15 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
477 New North Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is that plastic Chinese food injected with msg served en mass to unsuspecting whities. That's right, they have your sweet and sour pork, honey soy chicken, black pepper beef and basically that's it. And replace said meat with one of the other 3 and...More

Thank WillU893
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

There were three of us for lunch. The prawns we ordered were excellent and the beans and pork were delicious. The delicious food makes up for the rather authentic service.

Thank stephenf545
Reviewed 3 October 2017

14 years on the Gold Coast and had to return to this restaurant as its a place I use to love and take my boys to, so happy it hasen't changed, the main lady has been there 21 years and still gives great service. The...More

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We went twice to this restaurant on our recent trip to NZ and also the Cook Islands for our Daughters wedding. Our Daughter lives in Auckland and we had promised to take her and her partner out to celebrate her birthday early in August. They...More

Thank davidabethell
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This used to be THE place to go for a BYO, food was always sensational and the atmosphere when you've got a big group of people was what BYO's are all about. Decided to head there for yet another (what we hoped to be) epic...More

Thank Ollie A
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Let's get this straight. You don't come here for the food. It's barely passable as something a sober human would eat. However, the BYO factor more than makes up for this. Corkage of just $2 bring beers and get ready for a good night. Be...More

Thank Marty R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Not a place for a romantic dinner or date - way too noisy every time, but the food makes it worth it all. Try and book in advance as you won't get a place otherwise, especially on a weekend. Try their black pepper prawns, beef...More

Thank hinz_Auckland
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent Chinese food here. A great range of dishes, quick service and no fuss or bother. This place is a favourite with the locals and amongst the best in Auckland. Plenty of on street parking as well.

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I think it's time for them to stop living on past awards. Food was very average with the added bonus that half of us were sick or had cramps over the following days. Service was as expected. Would not go again.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, fresh tasty and authentic. Good helpings and quick service. Salt and pepper squid was the best, try anything it's all good:)

Thank suzfitch12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477 New North Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: 846 7888
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