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Reviewed 3 April 2023

Most expensive Chinese restaurant I've ever been to. You would think for the price it would at least taste good. But, alas, I left the spicy "beef' soup behind.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2022 via mobile

Had special fried noodles with chicken, beef and vegetables here and it was delicious. One of the best Chinese meals we’ve had!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2020

We were recommended to go here but very disappointed. Asked for a recommendation for a dish with a lot of vegetables . Had chicken and cashews with 2 bits of broccoli a few carrots and a lot dry chicken. Quite tasteless and very little sauce...to go with it . Small portion for $32 and were asked to pay for plastic forks and paper bag.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 30 March 2020

On a recent visit to Christchurch we needed to find a quick takeaway close to our accommodation after a long day of sightseeing. Chongs is upstairs and has a large seating area. It was very quiet the night we were there. The staff were helpful...and pleasant and our food didn't take too long to arrive, all nicely packed for us for easy carrying. Our meal was very good and we enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

Ordered simple things Like noodles with vegetables and Dumplings. The dumplings were passable but my granddaughters noodles were so bad she couldn’t even eat them

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

Arrived in Christchurch after our 5 hour drive and starving. We usually do Indian restaurants but decided to do chinese.. this restaurant was very nice. Simple decor, great service and the food was really good. Worth the visit.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

I should have known when I saw that this restaurant was fairly empty. This is the first time in my life that I’ve walked out of a restaurant, leaving most of the dinner which I was forced to pay for, and gone elsewhere to eat....It’s the worst meal I’ve ever had in any Chinese restaurant, which I usually enjoy. And it wasn’t particularly cheap for the small size of the dish. My lamb dish was greasy, tasteless, full of fat and gristle and certainly didn’t taste like lamb. It appeared to be some type of shaved meat which I would guess was yesterday’s. When I complained I was told that some people like the ‘lamb’ fatty. I found the staff to be not unpleasant but rather apathetic and we had to walk over to ask to order. Could I suggest staff training, a new chef and sprucing the place up. It looked decidedly shabby. On the up side, my husband quite liked his meal (which was really small but did look better than mine) but agreed with me when he tasted mine.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

I like to think I am a fair and just reviewer, this was and I am 53 years old , the worst Chinese restaurant I have ever had the misfortune to enter. Not going to offer feedback on individual dishes, they were all swimming in...oil and very slimy, if every other restaurant in Christchurch is closed and you have no choice,get a cab to somewhere else.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

We arrived in Christchurch and needed a quick reasonably priced meal. The setting lacked ambiance as we were early but would wonder what it would be like if busy. We had shredded pork and sizzling beef and small bowl of rice. Overall quick tasty and...plenty of it.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Delicious food had soup , chicken with cashew nuts , rice , spring rolls everything was super delicious and the service good !

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

As in title very pricey for not a lot of food. Container half full and $13.00. Greasy as no disabled access. No restaurant parking. I wouldn’t even bother. Hard to say as I love Chinese food, better off going to a takeaway place on outskirts...and paying less and getting more and yummy foodMore

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

The food from this place is worse than any cheap Chinese takeaway you can find in New Zealand. If the person has ever tried to cook for someone, the food would be better. We were so hungry after a days walking but still couldn't finish...what we ordered. I would pay $100 for anyone who stopped me going into this place that day in our trip.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Went there specifically for hotpot, and was dismayed by the quality of the soup and ingredients. Soup tasted sorely of MSG and needle mushrooms were from a can. Blue cod slices and scallops were frozen and were fishy/tough. Hot beancurd drink had a strong plastic...taste to it and none of us wanted to drink a second gulp. We left dinner feeling very thirsty due to the MSG in the soup, and not satisfied at all. In the end we headed to another cafe for additional bites. The meat slices and pork balls were okay.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We ate here because there was no restaurant open since its a Sunday. We ordered corn soup, sweet and sour pork, fried rice, fried dumplings. The dumplings were small, the sweet ans sour pork has more breading than the actual pork, the corn soup has...more water. We were billed NZD91.00. This is too expensive.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Enjoyed a Dinner here with a friend of mine who recommended this place. Must have walked past this numerous times as it is in a busy environment on Cathedral Junction. I had no issues with the food, good spring rolls and the prompt service and...smiling staff, made me feel welcome I tried the Kung pao chicken, enjoyed my food and will be back thereMore

Date of visit: June 2018
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CHONG'S RESTAURANT, Christchurch - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Yes, Chong's Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Chong's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 2