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“Always a great place to eat with the family!”

Red Bowl Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #390 of 980 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Christchurch, New Zealand
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394 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Always a great place to eat with the family!”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This is a place we regularly go and as always, it was a great experience. Having two teenage boys, Red Bowl servings are of a size that satisfies! We started with the crowd favourite deep fried squid, and today we tried another couple of dishes in our main selections not had before. The pork belly was suitably spicy, the lamb and coriander was a refreshing surprise, and the lemon chicken and green bean dishes never fail to please.
The staff are always welcoming and just attentive enough to notice the universal symbol for an empty green tea pot! Thanks again for another great family meal out!

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Buckoinchch
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English first
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“It's become a favourite!”
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Red a Bowl for some time now and it just gets better! Yum Cha on the weekend is hard to beat. We usually choose three dishes per person and that is ample for very greedy diners. Ray and his team are most welcoming and informative and offer advice if you need it. Squid is a favourite especially with Ann, prawn dumplings divine, coriander dumplings sublime, deep fried eggplant, sesame balls, shanghai pork dumplings to die for. We love the variety and all so fresh. Ask for Rays veges and you will be in heaven. Price excellent in this very busy restaurant but better book if you want to get in. See you this weekend!

Visited January 2014
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Thank SallyandPeter
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Akaroa, New Zealand
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The best wonton soup and Sweet n Sour pork”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Always call in for a meal or takeaways when in Christchurch. I have not had a bad meal here in the last 4 years. Awesome food, prompt and friendly service. Is always full so pays to book if going in peak times.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Evan S
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“One of our favourite”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

It's our favourite family restaurant now and food is good here especially the fried tofu on sizzler.its more like a custard.Fried noodles,Fried rice,Dumplings,Garlic prawns,Whole fried fish,Crispy chicken,Stir fry Green beans,Stir fry veg our usual fare whenever we frequent here.Good news is they are on entertainment book so watch out for this place."......

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank kwaisunyee
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Would Not Rush Back”
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Dined with 6 others and had a banquet type meal. most of the food was coated in some sort of oil, as it felt slippery or rubbery when eaten. Service was haphazard, some very good staff others less than average. Being able to bring your own beer was a plus but could not rate the night better than 3 points.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Bomber13
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