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“Hype or now a GREAT Chinese Restaurant?”

Eastern Ocean Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #295 of 402 Restaurants in Tauranga
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 18 September 2012

A glowing review in the Sun newspaper caused us to come to the Eastern Ocean – was it just advertising hype, or was it in fact an excellent Chinese restaurant?
Well we can tell you that the food was excellent; the service was excellent; and value was EXCELLENT.
We were greeted politely and shown to a table. Our orders were taken quickly and the selected dishes, Beef with vegetables in Szechwan Sauce and Sizzling Chicken with vegetables in Black bean Sauce, plus side dishes of rice, arrived at our table freshly cooked, steaming hot and delicious – and all in 20 minutes.
As for earlier reviews that were very critical, the Eastern Ocean Chinese Restaurant is now under new management and new chefs. This is real quality Chinese food right in Tauranga!

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Thank Winetourist
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

This is the place to go for a Saturday lunch with a group of friends. Excellent Yum Ch and very fairly priced. There is nothing flash about this place but it is clean and you get a delicious variety of freshly steamed or fried goodies. No chicken feet when we went there but I was grateful for that. I loved everything I ate

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Reviewed 24 May 2012

We go here often for Yum Cha & love it. It is such an experience. Steamed baskets with a selection of foods keep coming around & you choose what you would like to eat & refuse what you do not want. Each dish has a price & so it's added up in the end for your bill.

The lady that serves is so very sweet. The reception is very sour. We love the Yum Cha experience & so keep going back but if it was for service than if I had a choice, I would go elsewhere.

You must try the Yum Cha!

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Thank CleanlinessNo1
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

we went with great expectations and were disappointed overall we chose the Yum Cha and expected better quality for the offerings
the decor is fine although the carpet is very grubby

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1  Thank lampardTauranga
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

I've heard the dinner menu is not great but this is a not a night time place, the morning/lunchtime yum cha is excellent. We regularly spend a few hours here every third weekend or so, we go for the food and the food alone. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank porkpiegaram
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