Below is a list of the top and leading Chinese Restaurants in Wellington. To help you find the best Chinese Restaurants located near you in Wellington we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Wellington’s Best Chinese Restaurants:
The top rated Chinese Restaurants in Wellington are:
- Dragons Restaurant – with a delectable yum cha menu
- Jasmin Licensed Chinese Restaurant – offers buffet, ala carte, and set menus
- Tiger Chinese Restaurant – specializes in hotpot dishes or malatang
- Young Shing Chinese Restaurant – home to the classic specialties of China
- Majestic Cuisine – with an extensive menu of homemade Chinese dim sum
Dragons Restaurant serves a lovely yum cha menu perfect for family, group of friends or colleagues. The Chinese restaurant operates in the Wellington region of New Zealand and offers a menu made up of cold dish, seafood, fish, prawn, scallop, chicken, vegetable, tofu, and the popular yum cha. Yum cha translates to “drink tea” in Chinese and this is promoted at Dragons. Here, diners can enjoy their servings of steamed, deep-fried and pan-fried dim sum dishes and pair them with Chinese tea.
Yum Cha / Lunch, Dinner, Takeaway, Catering Menu, Wine and Drinks, Set Menu, Banquet Menu, Gluten-Free and Vegetarian
“It was a really nice Chinese restaurant that I had never been to before. A big place with lovely food to eat.” –David Corner
Jasmin Licensed Chinese Restaurant
Jasmin Licensed Chinese Restaurant in Wellington, New Zealand is home to the best Sichuan and Cantonese menu in the region. It opened its doors to the public in 1981 and since then has become a popular hangout spot for people craving authentic Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines. The eatery has an eat-all-you-can lunch buffet menu priced at $20. Included in the menu are lemon chicken, chicken and corn soup, sweet and sour pork, fruits with jelly and cream and other favourite Chinese dishes. Ala carte options are available as well as set menus perfect for a group of 4 people above. All set menus are served with the main course, appetiser, dessert and Chinese tea as a beverage.
Set Menu 1, 2, 3
“Jasmine is hidden upstairs in an arcade off Lambton Quay. It is unassuming but has some of the best pork dumplings I have ever eaten. The staff are very friendly and recommended some great dishes to try. The food was fresh and high quality and the price was very reasonable.” –Chris Read
Tiger Chinese Restaurant
Tiger Chinese Restaurant is dedicated to promoting and showcasing the globally-renowned Chinese cuisine to the Wellington community. It was founded in 2012 and continues to exceed the expectations of its diner customers. What they get is a lovely fusion of traditional Chinese food and Kiwi flavours. The entree section has cold dishes like sliced beef and trips salad in chilli sauce, chicken frame salad, braised beef with special sauce, a shredded trip with chilli sauce, cold shredded dry bean-curd with spring onion, cold seaweed salad, cold shredded potatoes with chilli sauce, and boiled duck with salt. Malatang, on the other hand, boasts over 100 hotpot choices and the bbq section features the smoky goodness of grilled meats.
Entree, All-Day Menu, BBQ, Malatang
“I don’t understand why this place has a low rating. It was the best Chinese food I had in Wellington. The service is a bit slow but the flavours are great, close to what you get in China. It is also affordable. Definitely recommend the shrimp and the cabbage.” –Dila Özzambak
Young Shing Chinese Restaurant
Young Shing Chinese Restaurant is a 30-year old NZ-based eatery famous for its crispy chicken and several Chinese specialties. The Chinese restaurant operates in the capital city of New Zealand and offers classic Chinese dishes with a modern twist. Their entree menu contains chips, fish, wedge, nuggets, deep-fried squid tentacles, dim sum, wontons, prawn crackers, spring rolls, pork bun, chicken wings, and dumplings. A must-try is their chef’s special boasting of rich savoury flavours. Options include spicy steam chicken, roast duck, garlic pork ribs, chicken with pineapple and cashew nuts, Kung Pao chicken, beef in Szechuan chilli broth, orange beef, mapo tofu, and garlic prawns just to name a few. Finally, the signature dish of Young Shing, the Young Shing special offers steam chicken and crispy chicken served with rice and veggies.
Entree, Chef’s Special, Young Shing Special, Soups, Chow Mein, Chop Suey or Black Bean
Stir-Fry, Fried Noodle, Curry or Sichuan Stir-Fry, Fried Rice, Tofu Casserole, Egg Foo Young, Satay or Teriyaki Stir-Fry, Salt & Pepper
“Very tasty and generously portioned, with a range of regional Chinese flavours. Priced fairly, and the service is friendly too. Excellent lunch option, if you have an appetite!” –Matthew Scott
Majestic Cuisine introduces the popular yum cha culture in China to Wellingtonians. The Chinese restaurant’s yum cha offering includes a serving of homemade dim sum either steamed or fried and snacks made from local ingredients. Their yum char area operates from 11 am until 2:30 in the afternoon throughout the week. Diners are provided with a mouth-watering serving of durian pastry, pan-fried pork dumpling, coriander and prawn dumpling, corn and prawn dim sum, sticky rice, durian mochi, steamed bbq pork bun, duck and seafood dumpling, prawn rice roll, baked custard bun, prawn dumpling, spring roll, coconut bun, and sesame ball.
Yum Char, Soup, Cold Dishes, Beef, Chicken, Pork, Seafood, Vegetables
“The best Chinese cuisine I’ve had in Wellington!!! And they do small portions if you are all by yourself and not a large group. So flavoursome! Friendly staff. Highly recommended.” –Con Chro