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Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

The smorgasbord here is so delicious. Me and a friend come and really enjoy everything. Love the decor. The staff are lovely. Tasty chicken and corn soup. Delicious main choices. Divine pav, cheesecake and lolly cake, or and apple salad as sweet choices. They also...ask if you want an icecream sundae which is lovely too. Then a green tea is optional to finish the experience. Bonus can choose a takeaway instead for the savoury mains. Gosh I love coming here. I look forward to coming again while I can make it up the stairs before my hip replacement soon.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023 via mobile

Ordering off the menu is preferable. Kept running out of food, very limited choices, chicken & corn soup not good! The young, blonde waitress had zero personality but the older Asian woman was lovely. I'd return but not for the buffet.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

Very poor sweet and sour pork. The meal was chunky and thrown together with little care. The management must clearly be saving on power and labour when it comes to preparing their meals for consumption. Disappointing.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2022 via mobile

Haven't been here for 20+ years & it was surprisingly good!! Friendly & patient waitress. We ordered lots of dishes & shared them. Only complaint would be the lemon chicken which had no flavor, it came with a dipping sauce but it seriously looked &...tasted like water!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 March 2021

Delicious food. Friendly staff. Popular venue. Will come again. The set menu options are very good value. Pleasant dining room, decorated in keeping with Chinese cultural art and decoration.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

The stirred fry veggie with shrimp and fried squid were good. The BBQ duck was a bit hard. The sitting area was a bit too warm.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

We stopped while passing thru in our motorhome and found the place to be clean and set up beautifully as a Chinese restaurant. The food we ordered was delicious - we especially enjoyed the nasi goreng and the wontons. Would definetly recommend. Generous portions and...reasonable cost. Thanks.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I was hanging out for not only fresh fish but also protein- what I got instead was a few grains of fish inside a whole heap of batter. I was very disappointed since I didn’t order veggies and carbs but veggies and fish- and there...was no warning on the menu that the “fish” was battered.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The Golden Palace had a lovely atmosphere, nicely decorated and with very friendly staff. We brought our own wine and just paid a small surcharge. We ordered the beef black pepper and black bean, the seafood combination with garlic and ginger sauce as well as...boiled rice. There was lots of seafood in the combination including king prawns, scallops, mussels and squid. The sauce was very tasty and there were lots of crisp vegetables as well. The beef was sizzling as it came out and was so very tasty. Great food really close to where we were staying at a nearby motel.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and serving size, canteen-style seating, very busy for takeaway and eat-in, reasonable price for 3 courses and tea/coffee, incredible value!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Had a nice time here, food is great and reasonably priced. Had a lovely waitress (Neve). Recommend for family outing in timaru Decor is dated but food makes up for it

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We were here for a special event lunch. Very dim lighting in the windowless part of room where we were located,so very dark. There were over 20 of us with ONE staff member. This was a pre booked event, so as you can imagine service...was very slow. Not acceptable. I noticed in a previous review in 2015 that someone mentioned about the dirty carpet. Still has not been cleaned and I would imagine by the look of it it has never been cleaned. So one has to ask, what is the standard of cleanliness in the kitchen. Also the photo of the restaurant above is not in TimaruMore

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The restaurant has a very good menu with family-affordable prices. It is clean and well presented and the service is very good.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We get the Set meal deal it's $51;00 and you get 4 mains and also won tons its very tasty and feeds 6 of us with leftovers for the next day.Owners are always friendly and the food is always yummy and consistent.We get this for...family birthdays as it's alot cheaper than 6 people going out for a meal.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This restaurant serves excellent food, whether you eat in or take a way, highly recommend. Parking can be an issue.

Date of visit: December 2015
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GOLDEN PALACE CHINESE RESTAURANT, Timaru - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Yes, Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3