Reviews for Wing Wah Chinese Restaurant
by Rosalie NattyRossy Abaybay
one month ago
Based on food this is far by one of the best yum Cha places in Auckland! We come here regularly for yum Cha, food is amazing and very affordable! Their pork dim sum (sio mai) is the best and we have been to all the yum Cha in Auckland and overseas. Ambiance is nothing fancy and service can be better but otherwise great food and is a family fav!
by Zoe Huang
3 months ago
Went there for yumcha yesterday (sunday) at about 2pm..not many people there, dont need to wait. The decoration and furniture are quite old. Eating environment is not that good as other yumcha places. but there food is nice. Average $16 per person.
by Tyrone Malie
3 months ago
Came here for yum cha and it was very yummy! Would come here again for yum cha. It's worth your money the pricing is average.
It isn't your traditional yum cha, such as the waitress comes around with a trolley or tray of food to pick from. You have to order it.
Service is very good the waitress is always nice and is great with recommendations.
by Margaret Tala Va'aelua
4 months ago
Never judge a book by its cover. The restaurant itself isn't that great to look at but when look pass that and get to the heart (food) of the place? Asolutely spot on! Deep fried squid?could of ate that the whole night👌 all in all, I enjoyed myself but mainly enjoyed the dishes. The elder man who served us too was so lovely. Would go there again and try out other dishes to find my favorites.
4 months ago
I come to this Yum Cha place quite often, since it's close to where I live. Their service is pretty average but tasty food with a reasonable price. It's cheaper than other Yum Cha place in Auckland. I recommend you to try their ice cream ball.
5 months ago
Not the flashiest looking restaurant but the good food and reasonable prices more than makes up for it. Went for yum char and the bill was $65 for 5 people (dishes start from $3.50 which is a lot cheaper than other yum char places). Not quite the normal yum char experience as we had to order the dishes but on the flip side it's not as chaotic as when the trolleys are being wheeled around. And with the trolleys sometimes you end up waiting for ages until the dish you want comes around... Service was pretty good and not too long a wait.
by Tony Wan
5 months ago
I come to this place very often, for dim sum and dinner. Oh....however just a reminder. If you are looking for a flashy place....this place is not for you. If you are looking for flashy waitresses...this place is not for you. If you are looking for really clean & tidy place...this place is not for you. But if you are looking for normal Chinese food, you may like to give it a try.
This place is just a normal Chinese restaurant; the usual waitresses may be already holding a Gold Card. The service is normal too. You raise your hands one of the waitress will be at your table. If you call them, they will response. But sometimes the restaurant is really busy, then you help yourself eg hot water, cups, fork, spoon etc etc.
As for the food, to me it's good enough for a meal. I consider them quite tasty. Have a look at the photos above. Prices are normal, cheaper than some other Chinese restaurants. The size of the dishes are quite reasonable.
If you are just looking for a normal Chinese meal, this may be the place for you.
Oh, I will be there for dinner tonight.
by Ruthie Siaki-Nielsen
7 months ago
Really good food and cheap! Some staff can come across as quite rude though
by Chin And Prony Powichitkul
7 months ago
I prefer this place over other flashy yumchars simply because their food are a lot more simple and authentic. The food tastes like real canto cuisines which is the whole point of yumchar. The dinner menu is surprisingly good too with so many options to choose from. The atmosphere is not the best though and I would recommend them changing their decor, it will be worth the money trust me!! Service is typical chinese yumchar, not different from any other flashy places just maybe less professional looking as flashy places have uniform whereas wingwah doesn't. Not a problem though because uniform doesn't make your service better so wingwah is fine! I would love to see this place grow and improve and hopefully they don't give up this business like previous occupants of that building. It is such a great location please keep holding on and provide avondale with yummy dimsums!!!
by Samuel Briden
11 months ago
The atmosphere and decor of the place isn't that great. But the food and prices are acceptable. We go there often and usually enjoy it. But the best part of the restaurant is its low prices in which will feed you better and cheaper then many other food outlets.
by Daniel Hu
Nov 24, 2014
Simply atrocious. Even though we come here regularly since it's close, it's terrible. Bad service, appalling food, and the atmosphere is just un-bearable. Crappy tables, chairs and it feels like you're in a 1980s restaurant.
Nov 12, 2014
I go to Wing Wah A LOT since its the closest Chinese restaurant to where I live. And I'm quite endeared to it. Some of the food is not as good as other places- their tofu is not very good. Other chinese places do it so much better. But their Peking duck, their other dishes are to the same standard as other chinese restaurants and are cheaper than other Chinese restaurants.
Their yumcha you order, they don't come around in their carts, and I like that since the food you want is always there and given to you hot. This might be sad for those searching for the cart style yumcha for the experience though. Their yumcha is good. Like passable good, not wow good. I have no problems with eating it, although I guess their quality of some of the dishes are sliding, although it seems to be the case with a lot of Chinese restaurants who are either getting the same supplies or becoming lazy/saving money.
It's sad how they get very little service though- I was there on a Tuesday night and then on a Wednesday afternoon and it was really empty. I have no problems with the service and I do like the food- it is tasty chinese food. They meet expectations of Chinese food, but do not exceed anything. I think if they classed up the decor it would do them well, they have so much space.@
I would, and most probably will go back soon since it is one of my family's favourite restaurants.
by Charlie M.
Nov 07, 2014
I heard from a friend about Wing Wah and gave it a try. This place has the worst yum char I have tried in Auckland. The terrible and run-down ambience of the restaurant does not help either. I won't be coming back to Wing Wah anytime soon.
by Marina Samountry
Oct 25, 2014
The best yum cha in West Auckland.
I have been coming here since they opened in 2009-2010 and while they have grown in popularity and patronage they never forget a face and are friendly and efficient. Don't come here if you are expecting the trolley service you get in the more expensive city yum chas. There's not enough space and besides, your food comes out fresher!
Yum cha: very busy on weekends so book in advance. During the week it is still reasonably busy with many local Chinese dining in. There isn't a massive range but they do the basics and a few extras and they do them well. Personal favourite dishes: eggplant and prawn and the squid tentacles.
Dinner: I've had dinner here about a handful of times with my large family. We always get the Peking Duck which is very good most of the time. I'd recommend you order the second course with the lettuce cups - well presented and plenty of meat.
Overall, in my many years of eating here, I've never had a bad experience except for perhaps eating too much!
Jun 21, 2014
Good quality yum char food plus dinner menu. But very basic interior decor. Good value for money.
by Ashwin Kumar
May 09, 2014
This is a very good Chinese Restaurant. We have visited this place about 15 times over the past 5 years. The food is excellent.The portions are large and not full of vegetable only like other places. Our favourite is the sichuan chicken.
The service is good and food delivery is 1/2 hour max.
Only 1 staff speaks English but this has never been a problem.
They value their customers. We have visited a restaurant in the North shore a couple of time, but have gone back to Wing Wah
because of the food and service. Will highly recommend.
by Arshad Khan
Feb 14, 2014
This is our favourite Chinese restaurant. Very convenient location. Excellent food. We eat here almost every fortnight. The only negatives is that its packed full on weekends and holidays and can take a while for food to come out and waiters cant speak much English. Better make reservations or u will have to wait a while. Good value for money as the portion sizes are huge. but its all worth the while cos of great food, value for money. Highly recommend this one.
by Nikki McLaughlin
Jan 19, 2014
From reading previous reviews I think this place must have gone down hill.. todays lunch was a real let down. Had yum cha menu items and they were 7 out of 8 unimpressive. . Overcooked.. oily... undercooked.. The staff were friendly but lacking so had to wait along time for drinks and to get sauces. And the bathroom... was shocking! So bad we took photos to show our family as proof.
Priced well but no wont be going again
by Carole Whitbread
Aug 17, 2013
This has to be the worst Chinese takeaway I have ever had.
I ordered chicken cashew nut.... Well if I had wanted a celery and 3 pieces of chicken dish I would have asked for it smelt and tasted bad. Chicken cheap and fatty.
When I walked in I should have gone with my gut instinct and walked out cost 23.00 waste of money.
If you have not tried this place do your self a favour and never bother.
by Tracey May
Jul 05, 2013
I have worked as a waitress myself in the past and was not impressed with the experience I had at this restaurant.
This was due to the fact that we got there around 7:00pm and did not receive any of our meal until 7:40pm.
Then when we did receive our food the entree was really oily, the chicken cashew was raw, the seafood in the seafood soup did not appear to be cooked.
There were what appeared to be staff smoking outside the front door which is not a good look for a restaurant. We did also have a few ants that were crawling on our table every now and then.
With this place having a A grade we were expecting it to be a bit more enjoyable experience and do not know if we will go back in the future.
Dec 07, 2012
Being the 4th yum cha I've been to, I was a bit disappointed the food wasn't served from trolleys as that's been my experience all other times. Food served from trolleys is obviously faster, so the wait for the food was a little frustrating as our kids were getting antsy.
Otherwise, the service was fine and the food was tasty. Price was decent, with 2 adults and 2 kids under 5 well-fed for $47, it was a nice lunch out.
Nov 07, 2012
Excellent service! Excellent food...food prices are reasonable too! Was amazed at the size of each serving and not to mention tasty, mouthwatering dishes... we go there regularly now and I would definitely recommend this restaurant! It is one of the best!
by Keith Coelho
Feb 12, 2012
Very Good food, Good Service and good portions, reasonably priced. Highly recommended as a good value restaurant with tasty dishes. We went there for the first time a year ago and since we have visited this place often its very busy now and its recommended that one makes a booking not to be disappointed. We have tried almost all the dishes, meats, chicken, fish and shrimp and veges liked all of them. Staff very accommodating and friendly. Choose from a large selection on the menu including live Cray Fish.
by Selina Chan
Oct 09, 2011
My pick for the Best Chinese restaurant in Auckland!! And you don't have to go into town or pay for parking!
Food is superb, service good and quick, friendly, reasonable price, always had good dinners there. Haven't tried the yum cha yet, but people have said it's good. Go with your family, invite friends...the more people, the more variety. They also do takeaway as well.
Go for the peking duck..and the prawn balls.
Sep 19, 2011
I love Wing Wah. I had been searching for a chinese restaurant that served a yum cha menu when I stumbled across Wing Wah. As far as I know it is the only yum cha restaurant in Waitakere and has the cheapest Yum Cha menu I've encountered. The building leaves alot to be desired but none of that matters when the food is delicious! Service is super fast and the price is so cheap!-My favourite restaurant!
by Haden Hansen
Aug 08, 2011
Good serving sizes and cheap BYO fee. A little pricy for Avondale though.
by Peter Widdows
Jul 23, 2010
Great service, great food and huge portions. We have been going here for a year now and love it : )
May 07, 2010
Fantastic food - great service and its all value for money. Really enjoyed our experience there and will be frequent diners
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