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Xiao Dan Restaurant & Bar

161 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 9908
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good54%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (6 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
161 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We came here with a bunch of friends, and my friend had booked. When we got there they didn't have her booking and made us move 3 times. The food was really good though, I had the pork and cabbage dumplings and the beef fried...More

Thank 1993Kiwi
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Searching for a restaurant in a new area is always difficult and craving a decent Chinese meal we were glad we tried Xiao Dan. As it is situated upstairs it is difficult to see from the street and can easily walked by or not considered,...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Feeling like a bit of authentic Chinese in Auckland, we came about this upstairs restaurant while walking down Ponsonby Road. It was later in the evening on an unassuming Tuesday, and initially we weren't expecting too much. By the end of the night, we were...More

Thank JunichiT31
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Have eaten here three times, with my wife, with my daughter and with a work colleague, the food is excellent and the place is clean and well presented.The problem is the staff, i presume family owned as only within families do the arguments get so...More

Thank eamonnrs
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Went on Sunday 12th March for Dinner. Had Entree and Main Course, Very Good. Sweet and Sour Pork and Lemon Chicken. Service was good, 1 staff member and Manager. Both did very good job. Would i go again yes.Would i recommend yes. Peter J

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Superb dumplings with the most fabulicious fillings , steamed or fried you can't go wrong . Great prices for a lunchtime treat accompanied by cucumber salad and some wonton soup , most yummy with excellent interior decor and service..

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Xaio Dan Chinese restaurant in Auckland's CBD may be a bit of heaven. The decor is beautiful, the service impossible to beat, and the mains delicious. I judge Chinese restaurants in two things if they are on the menu: dumplings and Ma Po bean curd....More

Thank DrSynteq
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Super good dumplings, great service and reasonable too. Loved the Sichuan dumplings, and the steamed pork buns.

Thank lrbell
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Called in for dinner with a local - she'd been bragging about how good the dumplings were and they WERE excellent. Nephews really liked the spring and curry rolls and the Sichuan Dumplings were the best. The waitress couldn't really understand our orders though (was...More

Thank Elissa R
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Visited for a "boisterous byo" and were not disappointed. Food was excellent, service was up to scratch and it was all really good value for money, especially considering its location. Staff let us take over the playlist and the guests were treated to a great...More

Thank ajrnz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 9908
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