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“One of the best Chinese restaurants in the city!”

Dragon Boat Restaurant
Ranked #881 of 2,305 Restaurants in Auckland
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Palmerston North
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“One of the best Chinese restaurants in the city!”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

We had eaten here a few years ago and particularly remembered a prawn meal we had. We were not disappointed the visit-had honey prawns and salt and pepper squid. Both meals were delicious. The salt and papper squid not only had spice in the crumb around the squid but also was garnished with chili and salt and pepper flavouring-a spicy and delicious dish! The honey prawns were also very tasty and we were not left with the cloying flavour some honey dishes have. We shared a small bowl of plain rice and ordered some stitfry veges in garlic sauce which were divine and perfectly cooked. It was great to be able to take our own nice bottle of wine although the restaurant is also licensed.

Visited May 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very Good Chinese food.”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

The food was very good and very reasonably priced. It is licenced. There were not too many people there when we had a meal (Thursday evening), so the staff were extremely attentive - plates were removed as soon as one finished. This restaurant is associated with the Dragon Boats Restaurants in Melbourne and Knox (outer eastern suburb of Melbourne).

Visited October 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Taste same with Melbourne!”
Reviewed 8 August 2012

We stayed Crowne Plaza and this Restaurant is locating Grand Floor, and then took Hot-Pot etc., and found almost same menu with Dragon Boat in Melbourne and then asked waitress and confirmed ower is same!!!!!!!!!
Taste of Dim-Sam and Hot Pot are more/less same in between Auckland and Melbourne, it means both great taste!

Visited July 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Always great food and service at Dragonboat”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Our most recent visit, on 19 November, was in line with all our experiences at Dragonboat - very enjoyable and very tasty.

It's nice that even at night you can get some dimsum appetisers that don't taste stale. There is a large range of dishes of various Chinese cuisine types, and a pretty good wine list for a Chinese restaurant.

Wouldn't really suggest the Satay dishes as they don't taste anything like the Satay style (peanut-based) you would get at a Malaysian or Indonesian eatery, so stick to the Cantonese and traditional Chinese dishes if you can. Peking Duck is good, we enjoyed the Phoenix nest seafood dish, and other dishes we've ordered over the years have never disappointed.

I think the service at Dragonboat has been superior to any other Chinese restaurant I have been to in Auckland so clearly the staff are well trained and high quality.

Well certainly be back. This is authentic Chinese food but it is not too challenging for the Kiwi palate - if you've never eaten Chinese except for fish & chip shop takeaways, this is a really good place to start the journey!

Visited November 2011
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