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China Inn Restaurant & Bar

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155 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-358 8206
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here heaps of times for business dinners and dinner with friends. Very reasonable prices, good food, great service and you may even get a good singer or 2 while you're eating..

Thank lanceandange
Doorn, Netherlands
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the worst Chinese restaurants ever visited. Lacklustre food, high prices, waiters that range from grumpy to exuberantly noisy. Miss it.

Thank Fred W
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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384 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ther service here is always very good, with Danny the owner offering excellent service. The food is always food with a wide range of options for all tastes.

Thank Lee S
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Was here with my 2 boys on 2 occasions the last 4 days for dinner. Seated almost immediately even tho it was a very busy evening. Service was good and quick. Generous portion size.

Thank HMTam
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Interior deco was an eye-opener, my friends and I were served by a friendly gentleman which we presume is the owner ( the only other front-house staff was not as friendly, probably a sign of short of staff). Meals we had were average, as we think the other chinese restaurants serve better meals. Overall kudos to the owner who showed... More 

Thank Yu J
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Always good for a big family gathering celebration dinner. Fun night singing on the karaoke. Danny is always the fun guy and always willing to please everyone.

Thank lucyjacquesnz
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

From out of town, we popped in for takeaways. Great friendly service, extensive menu, we had a beverage at the bar whilst we waited. The takeaways substantial and delicious! Perfect pre-race food AND the treats a bonus - Thanks China Inn :)

Thank bml365
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Was craving duck so popped into the China Inn after hearing from a friend. Food was ready in 15 minutes and the lady at the counter was lovely.Enough food for dinner and lunch the next day. Duck was cooked spot on and the veges with it were still lovely and crunchy. Not greasy and gross like most chinese food is... More 

Thank missgeebrown
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend China inn first time visiting China inn not only are the staff lovely but I found there was a lovely gentlemen that was always happy n welcoming woukd hand out lolly pops , c hippies, and had peanuts at the bar for patrons to help them selves to I found out he was the owner what a brilliant... More 

Thank AJnemz
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Had a whale of a time at the China Inn and the kids loved it. Simple Chinese fare and super cheap kids menu meant a great family outing. Our waiter was hilarious and we left with a smile - glad to see your still here guys after many years.

Thank Tim T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-358 8206

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