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Aromas Chinese Restaurant

$$ - $$$Chinese, Asian,
13A West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7895
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible23%
3 Jan 2018
25 Dec 2017
“Thanks for the food poisoning!!”
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Chinese, Asian, Minority Chinese
$$ - $$$
13A West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

As this town was still recovering from the earthquake, we expected that eating houses would be limited. From the street view this restuarant did not look appealing owing to excess furniture stored at the back and an assortment of seating. A girl with a very...More

Thank johnY7566XH
Reviewed 25 December 2017

If you have any respect for yourself, don't eat here. Paid $25 and waited nearly an hour for a small scoop of mystery meat covered in a strange transparent white sauce that I'm convinced was just cornflour mixed with water. It literally did not taste...More

3  Thank MayaC714
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went to this restaurant last week for a take away.Wasn't much of a takeaway as there was very little food. This place is WELL over priced for their food.Not only was it a very small portion but it was also luke warm.I will NOT be...More

2  Thank Bob K
Jianjiachen, Manager at Aromas Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi Bob. Thank you for your feedback. As our restaurant is located in this tourist town. Cost of food is higher than other city because of freight and other factors. Hope you can understand our pricing. Thank you again for your feedback.

Reviewed 31 January 2017

The cray fish was greasy and not worth the cost. The sweet and sour pork inedible. All that for a rather high price.

1  Thank Marc C
Jianjiachen, Manager at Aromas Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi Marc.Thank you for feedback. I apologize for the dishes you got. You can notice our staff when you got those dishes. We will replace dishes or return money if customers got dishes in bad condition.

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Pickled fish and cabbage quite the tastiest dish with veg fried rice a perfect end to a fab day. Shared between 2. Price a bit steep but then there is a service charge. Easy to find near the top 10 site. A short walk and...More

Thank jill s
Jianjiachen, Manager at Aromas Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hi. Thanks for your feedback. We always try our best to deliver delicious food and excellent service. Hope you got a nice stay in Kaikoura.

Reviewed 24 November 2016

After a successful fishing trip, the captain suggested we bring some of our catch to this location to have it cooked. Having no idea how to prepare the huge crayfish we got, I went here to have that as well as some of the sea...More

Thank Mark C
Jianjiachen, Manager at Aromas Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi Mark. Our price of cooking crayfishes and fishes is in the menu. We introduce many recipes of seafood. Then our kitchen staff clean and chop them to get them prepared for our chef to cook. Finally our FOH staff serve you hot delicious food....More

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

For our first night in Kaikoura, we had a craving for chinese food. So we decided to eat here. The place was the typical chinese restaurant you can imagine. A little bit messy though. Our table was a bit sticky. We ordered a couple of...More

Thank eClaire_7
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I am a Chinese. I have been lots of Chinese restaurant and this is the worst in New Zealand. My daughter is allergic to seafood. We would like to order a fried rice for her and notice boss(maybe he is manager). The man very rude...More

1  Thank Rick Y
Jianjiachen, Manager at Aromas Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Hi Rick.I am sorry to hear you got bad experience in our restaurant. He is neither owner nor manager because owner always isn't here. I apologize that you got such bad service. I will retrain FOH staff and maintain high customer service standards. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016

We ordered deep fried spring rolls as a starter, they arrived with tomato sauce and I'm pretty sure they were out of a packet. The main meal tasted ok I don't really know what a good Chinese is but what really annoyed me was the...More

1  Thank Belinda H
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I didn't have a good experience there. The taste is so poor that I never had such a bad Chinese meal in NZ. Furthermore, The price is really high!!! I won't go there anymore.!

1  Thank SankyMeng
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  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Minority Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13A West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 7895
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