We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jade Palace

8 Rt, Lake Tekapo 8770, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6828
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent5%
  • Very good7%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible62%
21 Jul 2018
“Way below expectation”
7 Jul 2018
“Not great”
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
8 Rt, Lake Tekapo 8770, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (204)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was part of a large group booking at Jade Palace. Only restaurant in Tekapo that would take a large group - Thank You. Food was awesome and the waiter was great. Great value for money and excellent flavours. Clean restaurant. Highly recommended. The only...More

Thank HANNAH78948
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It seems Jade Palace has raised the bar. We ventured in with very low expectations after hearing and reading some fairly negative press. (As a large group we were unable to secure a booking elsewhere) Staff were pleasant, food was nice and it was reassuring...More

1  Thank Claire S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This had to be the worst takeaway Chinese I’ve ever had. The serving was sized to feed a small rabbit and it was waaaay overpriced. We paid $60 for three different types of food and they could have fit it all into one container and...More

Thank citmcbride
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Even the restaurant was virtually empty, our party of 5 requested a bigger table then shown. Ask for bigger table. Was told there will be a minimum charge for a bigger table when place is almost deserted . With that most rude and arrogant attitude,...More

Thank O K L
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Pro: food was not poisonous Con: 1. The whole place is dirty —carpets, seats, greasy tables 2. The food is exaggeratedly overpriced. Ordered fried rice (photo) for $18, small portion, looks badly done, and very, very salty 3. Service is slower than the retreat of...More

Thank 845enerp
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The staff was rude and don’t explain much.This is probably the worst Chinese I have ever had. Fried rice was poor small portion than take away and charge $1 for the chili sauce

Thank AMIT M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

So we chose to ignore the terrible reviews and went ahead and ordered from here- serious let down! They charged us for an extra chicken and corn soup and we didn't eat the soup it was gross and extremely gelatinous 😝 the waiter was rude...More

Thank BrookeC1302
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Was in Lake Tekapo and initially we were looking for another fusion restaurant but it was closed until summer. The Jade Palace has very average service- i asked for 2 small bowls and i have been told that the soup is already served in a...More

Thank HY C
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I took a party of five to the Jade Palace for dinner and despite the restaurant being very busy, the service was really good. Food was lovely and we all enjoyed ourselves. Well worth a visit if you are in Lake Tepako. I noticed some...More

Thank Robert Charles I
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Made the mistake of not checking reviews before going to this restaurant. The lack of customers on a busy weekend night should have been a red flag. Not all menu items available, I was looked at strangely when asking for one item. Ordered wings and...More

Thank Bluejug
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Lake Tekapo
The Godley Hotel
561 reviews
.09 km away
Lake Tekapo Village Motel
736 reviews
.11 km away
Peppers Bluewater Resort
3,781 reviews
.38 km away
The Chalet Boutique Motel
353 reviews
.54 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Kohan Restaurant
1,110 reviews
.06 km away
Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill
1,188 reviews
.01 km away
Reflections Restaurant
706 reviews
.14 km away
Tin Plate Kitchen & Bar
358 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Tekapo
2,218 reviews
.16 km away
Church of the Good Shepherd
1,712 reviews
.54 km away
Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue
373 reviews
.54 km away
Tekapo Jet
20 reviews
.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Jade Palace staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Location and Contact Information
  • 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing