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Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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1.6 km from Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Reviewed 10 February 2022 via mobile

We’ve been going to Benson for 10+ years. Authentic Chinese food. Great service and always clean and tidy. Our family go to restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 24 March 2021 via mobile

Overpriced bad service waited 15 minutes to be seated should have left food OK the spicy soup OK the chicken just bones and cold

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 December 2020

Have been coming here for a few years with friends. Always love the ma po tofu and have added fried eggplant with chilli and garlic green beans to the list. Food is prompt, always hot and I struggle to leave some for leftovers. Classic Chinese...restaurant layout so not always the quietest atmosphere but worth it for the food.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 16 November 2020 via mobile

Me and my partner just got back from visiting the west coast, so naturally neither of us could be bothered to cook, and a good Chinese place was on our minds so we tried eating here. He got sweet and sour pork on rice and...I got some chicken and mushrooms on rice. We both loved our meals. Fairly priced, a nice place to sit in, they definitely did us a favour cooking for us. We’ll definitely come back to try some different food.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

Food was delicious, Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended if you want a real taste of Chinese food. My friend first taste of sichuan chilli fish, she loved it. I lived in chengdu,.... Really love the food. Vegetables could have more garlic,...but its all good and I love tsing Tao,.... As NZ craft beer is seldom good. All in all, until now my favorite Chinese restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020

On a street full of restaurants we randomly chose Benson Chinese Restaurant to have a catch-up over our meal. The setting was very basic - formica topped tables and standard style seating with tables in various configurations to allow for couples, groups, etc. The service...was very quick and the meals we chose were simply presented but very generous portions. If you aren't looking for 'special' but just need a filling bite to eat, then there is nothing wrong with choosing this restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2019

I have never liked green beans until I ordered them here! Delicious! The restaurant was a bit cramped as tables are very close but thats obviously testament to the food

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 4 November 2019 via mobile

Gorgeous food. Friendly quick service, beware portions are hug, big soggy bags for us which was till fab for lunch the next day

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 24 October 2019

I live in Christchurch and have been a regular customer of Benson's for over a decade. The cuisine is simply the best ... full of taste and flavour; value for money it is incomparable; the service is friendly and efficient. Benson's is one of the...main reasons I continue to live in Christchurch post-earthquake.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 22 July 2019

Absolutely what the doctor ordered, yummy, fresh, tasty, enjoyed by the five of us who dined in that evening. Fantastic

Date of visit: July 2019
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Yes, Benson Chinese Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Benson Chinese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5