Cuisine: Chinese
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

The first Chinese restaurant to open in Taupo, No1 China Restaurant was definitely worth the wait.

Inside it’s a low-key spot, with a cosy ambience created by warm red lamps and even warmer service. Snug banquette seating creates an intimate vibe, perfect for some much needed family-time or casual date.

The all-Chinese kitchen team keeps a stream of authentic dishes flowing steadily out of the kitchen. Investigate traditional delicacies such as shaoxing salted chicken, an explosion of satisfying umami notes, yu-xiang shredded pork and plump bao bursting with tasty fillings.

We can’t get enough of the spicy wonton soup, a bowl that’s brimming with Oriental flavours, while vegetarians are well catered for with a selection of interesting plant-based dishes. Tofu and preserved eggs is a hearty must-try.

Welcome to your new local!

Map

Map Loading...

No.1 China Restaurant
8 Northcroft Street
Taupo 3330

Open Hours:
Everyday 11am - 2pm // 5pm - 9pm

Phone: 07 377 8886
Website: www.lovetaupo.com/en/operators/no-1-china-restaurant/

Sample Menu *may not be current

Click on menu to enlarge.

Book a First Table

No.1 China Restaurant
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: Chinese
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Charise Savage

Fantastic food!!! Fantastic service! Will definitely be back.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Chey Lambert

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the restaurant. The food was sublime and the atmosphere was great! We will be back

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Great attention!! Perfect food!! In is excellent

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

First-time experience and all 4 of us found the service and the dining excellent - well done.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Laurie Newman

Very welcoming, we we're able to alter our booking for 2 to 4. Service was prompt and food was delicious.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Excellent food and service.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Koruridge Rhodesian Ridgebacks

We have dined here a lot before and always the food is excellent, real Chinese food not like others where the bulk it out with cauliflower & broccoli which isn’t really correct.
We will of course be back it’s becoming our Sunday night ritual :-)

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Hawwa Potaka

Would recommend sundays for lunch, it was lovely. Thank you so much!

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Very friendly staff, and the 5 dishes we ordered from the extensive menu were fabulous. Lemon Chicken was one of the best we’ve ever tasted. We will definitely be back.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

It was an impressive experience in this quality restaurant with nice service. Definitely we will come back.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Delish.. will defiantly go back..

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Food was wonderful. Best Chinese we have had for ages.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

We were the 1st to arrive, but very soon other patrons came along to fill most tables in the central area, a clear sign that it is a popular place. The food came in a reasonable time and was very tasty. We shared the dishes as each arrived. A very enjoyable experience!

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Food what great customer service was also.. Thank you

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Hugh portions and good service

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Rebecca Thorley

Food came quickly and was hot. Great flavours and freshness. My only request is that they have a better description of what is in each dish (rather then just a photo). That way it is easier to choose if you have dietary requirements.
Well done though team.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Wait time was 10-15mins max

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Charise Savage

Fantastic food!!! Fantastic service! Will definitely be back.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Chey Lambert

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the restaurant. The food was sublime and the atmosphere was great! We will be back

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Linda Glasswell

The contents of this review have not been published as it breaches our review guidelines.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Great attention!! Perfect food!! In is excellent

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

First-time experience and all 4 of us found the service and the dining excellent - well done.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Laurie Newman

Very welcoming, we we're able to alter our booking for 2 to 4. Service was prompt and food was delicious.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Excellent food and service.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Koruridge Rhodesian Ridgebacks

We have dined here a lot before and always the food is excellent, real Chinese food not like others where the bulk it out with cauliflower & broccoli which isn’t really correct.
We will of course be back it’s becoming our Sunday night ritual :-)

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Hawwa Potaka

Would recommend sundays for lunch, it was lovely. Thank you so much!

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Very friendly staff, and the 5 dishes we ordered from the extensive menu were fabulous. Lemon Chicken was one of the best we’ve ever tasted. We will definitely be back.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Good selection of dishes avaliable

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

It was an impressive experience in this quality restaurant with nice service. Definitely we will come back.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Delish.. will defiantly go back..

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Food was wonderful. Best Chinese we have had for ages.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

We were the 1st to arrive, but very soon other patrons came along to fill most tables in the central area, a clear sign that it is a popular place. The food came in a reasonable time and was very tasty. We shared the dishes as each arrived. A very enjoyable experience!

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

just we experience your waitress dont speak well English everything is good

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

The food was delicious, we could not find fault in our dining experience, best Chinese food in Taupo ... More people should dine here, and the staff are very lovely ...

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Carrie Robinson

Always enjoy the food and make a point of trying something new as well as our all time favourite crispy pork. Unfortunately the heating was not switched on so we ate dinner wearing our coats. Other diners were sitting with puffer jackets and beanies on. We kept asking for the heat to be switched on and then turned up but it would have taken quite a while to heat the venue. We finished up in 45min to get home and warm up.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Lovely evening - Food was beautiful. Some Chinese beers/wines would be nice to see added at some stage. Thank you.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Shirley Gross

Very pleasant night staff very freindly food very good choice to choose from. Will go again

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Great dining experience, some different tasty dishes

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Food was delicious and quite fast staff were friendly altho a few options werent available when we went which was a but disappointing.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Absolutely delicious authentic Chinese dishes. I ordered a second serving of shaumai, coz it was so good!

Definitely a must visit in Taupo!

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Good food

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Great place on Taupo lake

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Great service but food disappointed

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Dominique Latu

Food was great. Definitely a sharing style experience as food came out one plate at a time. Not sure if that was intentional but we enjoyed it. Would go back again.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

The staff were very friendly and the food came out fast. We were really impressed with the food it was fresh and delicious and really authentic. Would definitely go back

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

good service and food

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Very genuine great Chinese Food, with lovely service from the staff. Nice ambiance. Highly recommend if you want to try dishes from other than your local Chinese takeaway.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Louise Cuttance

The contents of this review have not been published as it breaches our review guidelines.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Barbara Smith

Dined here after they first opened & wasn't very impressed. Went again last night & oh what a difference. Service was good the staff attentive and the food was served hot &, was delicious. Will definitely go again.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Carrie Robinson

We had our favourites (sweet & sour pork and spring rolls) with something new (mutton with leeks) and it was all delicious. The staff were friendly and efficient even though there was large group dining at the same time. We can’t wait to go back.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Cheryl Turner

Fantastic food, had a good evening, will go again :-)

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Amber Francis

Amazing food and service, will definitely be back!

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Will Zonneveld

Food was good and prompt, pity about one dish not being available.
Service was good, albeit a small amount of language barrier was present

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Shona Mariu

My daughter chose to have her 10th bday there, service was great, tried a great range of food and absolutely loved the crispy duck and sweet and sour pork tenderloin

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Nice atmosphere and good food. Wine and beer prices are also reasonable.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Leola Sharp

Good service, good food and a lovely atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Karen Lever Farrell

Excellent service, very welcoming.
The Beef fried rice noodles and the fried rice noodles were very nice and tasty, but the lemon chicken and the sweet and sour pork was tasty, but lacking in vegetables (none) and oily.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Food was lovely, large servings. We would go again, the food was great.

- dined at No.1 China Restaurant on

Overview

45 reviews

Food
Service