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Jade Palace

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8 Rt, Lake Tekapo 8770, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6828
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good7%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible61%
3 Feb 2018
“Poor service”
3 weeks ago
“Worst chinese ever- please avoid.”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
8 Rt, Lake Tekapo 8770, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the worst chinese I have ever had! Ordered capital spare ribs and it looked nothing like the pictures and it tasted off, chewy and plain bad. The Aubergine and salted Fish was cooked in sweet and chilli flavour- who cooks it with...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is extremely busy, so don't expect good service. We couldn't secure a table at lunch, so we booked a table for dinner. Maybe because we ordered fresh lobster and scampi, we were greeted by the owner, and he cooked the lobster for us...More

Thank Lraep
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

There are 10 restaurants in Lake Tekapo village area and Jade Palace is down at 10/10 as the huge complaints on the service level from all areas of the restaurant. Honestly everyone is correct but after a lengthy journey and looking for the inspirational “Milky...More

Thank keett712
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

staff were horrid..asked me if I wanted a takeaway and I said no wanted to eat here and she rolled eyes at me..gosh went next door to Mc Kenzie for awesome NZ food instead..

1  Thank deepa8842
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Ordered chicken and corn soup along with prawn fried rice. The soup was watery, bland and contained a total of 5 corn niblets and barely 3 small strips of 'chicken'. Fried rice was poor. Better quality from a microwave pack. Steer well clear....

1  Thank focalpointimager2018
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The service was apalling we were left waiting for our waiter he never came...waiting for drinks menu never came.after 30 minutes as there was not much open on this evening about 8.30pm. I had to go up to the desk twice and very nicely request...More

2  Thank Carole G
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Oh how I wish we had read reviews before bothering with this place. We were craving Chinese food and stopped at the first place we came across. No acknowledgement, no pleasantries when we walked in and up to the counter. Oh well. We were told...More

1  Thank KD6889
Reviewed 21 February 2018

The food was really greasy, and it took quite a while to come even when the restaurant was pretty empty at 2pm. In terms of chinese food, I found it below average. The menu is quite extensive, so maybe you will get lucky.

Thank Ivan O
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Two restaurants in Tekapo were fully booked another had a private function so we went to this Chinese restaurant. It was by no means full as there were empty tables but it was busy with large groups of Chinese tourists. We were offered a table...More

1  Thank laNyonsaise
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing. There were only two of us for dinner but were told there would be a 15 minute wait for a table for 2 even tho there were dozens of varying sized empty tables in the restaurant. We ordered spring rolls, another entree, mussels...More

1  Thank Graham L
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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  • Address: 8 Rt, Lake Tekapo 8770, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6828
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