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China Light Restaurant and Takeaways

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80 Tennyson Street, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8661
16:30 - 21:00
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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I often get dim sim here, they're always delicious and great value! Have tried other dishes here too, Plum Duck is to die for!

Thank JamesH982J
Haddenham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant twice - a second time because we thought the first time was so good. It wasn't quite so good the 2nd time and neither of the waitresses seemed to know much about the menus they gave us.

Thank Marguerite S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Love they food! Yummy! Yummy! You can go and enjoy the beautiful chanis food and very nice service!!

Thank Nina A
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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651 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 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
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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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?