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China Light Restaurant and Takeaways

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80 Tennyson Street, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8661
Sun - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

the Meal was delightful and arrived within a short timeframe . I needed vegetables but didn't want to cook. The waitress was polite and helpful,

Thank ginnymeth
Warminster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We didn't expect to have a Chinese meal during our visit, we usually stick to local produce. We were surprised and delight by the menu.

Thank James P
Whakatane, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Just been out to dinner with my husband here. The waitress was very attentive and polite, the meals came quickly and we were very happy with them. A lemon chicken and beef with cashews and season veges. The best Chinese meal I have had in some time. I would recommend this place if you want a good Chinese meal.

Thank kiwitraveller2354
Long Beach, California
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Although the food is fresh and the vegetables were done nicely, I wish the flavors had been more interesting. I had the ginger chicken and spring onions and my husband had the chow mein with chicken and prawns, and they both taste very similar. I asked for the chili sauce to liven things up a bit. The decour was very... More 

Thank Annieberyl
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

We were surprised that the food is very good and pretty authentic (not like mom's but then again...who can cook like mom?). Since lamb is not popular back home, had to try the lamb with seasonal veg stir-fry......de'lish and made us lamb lovers!

Thank Hera L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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574 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

It is OK, yummy but not really really special, compared to their prices. We ordered Beef Stir Fry and Rice Noodle. The tastes are not really the old traditional Chinese Food Style, slightly adjusted. Also we did take away for the Fried Rice which is better. The location is in the city centre, road side parking is free at the... More 

Thank santo t
Tauranga, New Zealand
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

We ordered take away and the special fried rice and wonton soup were excellent. Service prompt and efficient. Will definitely go back there again.

Thank Pink L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

If you are expecting a very old fashioned westernised Cantonese food without much of any chilli/garlic/spices etc, then you will go away well fed and happy. If you are looking for anything authentic or anything containing strong flavours then this is not the place for you. I would not expect to find Chinese customers eating here unless of course they... More 

Thank Pounamu-s
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Ate here for dinner one Friday night, service was fast and excellent but the food was below average. Beef in black bean sauce was very bland and the sweet and sour chicken average. With mains at $20 each there was plenty of food but quality did not match the price. Food was not very hot when it came out either... More 

Thank RTL-Kiwi
Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

After walking through doors for a good Chinese food, I saw this restaurant and loved it..great food great staff Loved the vicinity

Thank joshspri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Tennyson Street, Napier 4001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8661

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