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“One of the best restaurants in Dunedin”
Review of Asian Restaurant

Asian Restaurant
Ranked #71 of 359 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Ever since we discovered this restaurant, we can't keep away. It's great for either lunch or dinner, atmosphere is pleasant, staff is friendly, the choice of dishes is literally unlimited (you can mix and match any meat and vegetables you like).
Their crispy skin chicken is delicious, also very good is the bean sprout BBQ pork (huge lunch serving), but the chicken soup is to die for.
The three reasons this restaurant does not get 5/5 are:
1) I've always been into great Chinese sauces but here most of the dishes come with a garlic sauce (unfortunately, I'm not a garlic lover) and what is most unpleasant - you can't know if you'll always get the same sauce as the previous time. Bummer.
2) Pricing is sometimes unclear (I prefer to know how much my meal is going to cost upon ordering) as they charge more for instance if a dish on a menu is with fried rice and you ask for steam rice. But the prices are affordable enough that one can let this go.
3) Processed meat. As with all Chinese restaurants I've been to in NZ, the regular meat (chicken, beef, pork) is just not good and I avoid it at all costs. The only processed chicken I tolerate is in the soup.

Overall, I'd highly recommend this place for its value - one can have a three course dinner for a fraction of a price of fancy restaurants nearby.

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Thank Elaine C
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We visited this restaurant twice for dinner on our recent weekend in Dunedin. I cannot believe what amazing value this place is! The food is absolutely outstanding - we dined in the first night with friends and ordered 6 courses plus a bottle of wine and it was only $69! If you don't mind the decor - which is just a bit tired then this place is a must visit! The second night we got takeaways instead and even cheaper - only $39 for around 6 or 7 dishes! We will be back - any chance you would open a shop in Queenstown!?!!

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Thank DJ807
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Don't judge a good Chinese restaurant by it's decor. Very nice food, large menu. Prices are extremely reasonable. This place is busy at lunch and dinner times. They do takeout and home delivery in Dunedin ($3 delivery charge in 2013). The Chicken Noodle soup is beautiful with lots of flavour and it is a large bowl. Beef with spring onion is divine, and so is the chicken spring onion dish. Really tasty fried rice and the sweet and sour pork is one of the best I have had. It is cheap and cheerful. Popular with Dunedin asian communities, asian tourists, students, high school students,, families...you get the picture, popular with everyone who likes good Chinese food. Lovely fresh, quality ingredients in every dish.

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Thank Styly_Girl
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

The Asian Restaurant in Moray Place is value for money one of the best places to dine in New Zealand it offers a extensive menu of asian dishes always served quickly and fresh and very reasonable prices their lunch menu offers dinning at less that $10 a meal and dinner usually works out at less than $20 per head great value and great food.
The only thing I could wish for was better parking its hard to find a spot sometimes.

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Thank ss1960
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Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

The food is good with a great value too. But it is quite a bit far if you live in north dunedin though. But overall, it was a good dining experience.

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Thank ClarenLee
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