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Fan - Tan

18 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0885
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (8 reviews)
“buddha bowl” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal at Fan-Tan on a very busy Saturday evening. The restaurant was full but this did not detract from the service and meals. All the dishes we tried were full of flavour and beautifully presented. Will definitely revisit.

Thank Virginia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our first night in Arrowtown we stopped by the Blue Door for some cozy drinks by the fireplace before having dinner at Fan-Tan. We didn't have a booking so happily took seats at the bar. The restaurant was full and had a great vibe....More

Thank Janine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at fan tan and wasn’t disappointed. Order the prawn dumplings, Kung pao chicken, pork ribs, fried rice and sticky date pudding! All full of flavour and delicious! Highly recommend if visiting Arrowtown

Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took two families to Fan Tan for lunch during a visit to Arrowtown. The food is beautiful. Our children had the bao (you might want to take off the chillis!) and dumplings which they raved about. I had the banana prawns and stir fried...More

Thank FrankRizz0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we did a day trip to Arrowtown and happened on this eatery for lunch. I had the Pork Belly ramen and the missus had the Buddha Bowl. I can say without a doubt that it was the most delicious ramen I had in a...More

Thank Sang_from_Oz
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Out of 8 people for lunch everyone thought the food was excellent. From pork ribs, Hawker roll, pork buns, and dumplings. Not to forget the fries with five spice coating I think were so good. I prefer my dumplings steamed only and not done in...More

Thank herm5
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We got a very friendly young lady servings us who was very knowledgeable on what she was selling and providing. The food was stunning in flavours and presentation. Well worth a visit

Thank Rachmrea
Reviewed 23 May 2018

It is fusion restaurant and we were able to try thai, Korean and Japanese. only one place. but good tasty and reasonable price.

Thank Egg e
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Sat at the counter, we're blown away at how such a small kitchen and cooking staff could crank out such a wide variety of complex, excellent food. The serving staff was attentive and efficient.

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Didn't review until I'd been here a few times. consistently gorgeous, fresh flavours,but simultaneously intricate and difficult to create. Have a coeliac in the family and there are plenty of options. Generous servings. Will be back.

Thank Elizabeth F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 0885
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Fan-Tan is a story of East meets West. The name orignates from the game, long played in China with beans or pebbles and evokes Arrowtown’s goldrush history, when, in the 1860’s Chinese miners brought their own gambling games to the goldfields. Our cuisine is a fusion of European, NZ, Pacifica food with flavours influenced from Asia. It is simple delicious food, designed for sharing and as our name suggests, “brings a sense of joy, pleasure and entertainment”.
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