Fortune Fountain Restaurant

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3 reviews
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428 Lake Road,

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$$$ per person

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Reviewer mands_nz
At last a proper Yum Char place in Takapuna. So this review is written by a banana (half Cantonese, in NZ all my life, my chinese granny was one of the best in the kitchen in Wellington ;-) So the first time we went, I took my 70 yr old parent in-laws who had never been to Yum Char in their lives before – they totally embarrassed me by asking for forks (hee hee). But I’m glad to say they totally enjoyed the food and we even made them try chicken’s feet. This restaurant was good quality, lots of variety (even in the dessert selection, which some Yum Char restaurants do not focus so much on). The staff were super friendly, the younger staff especially – probably because there was no language barrier cf. the older serving staff. The maitre d’ could definitely learn how to smile and perhaps revise her wording to come across more friendly when she told us “you have one hour and then you give up your table”, but don’t let her scare you the food is great!! I know the restaurant is quite new so I’m sure the new owners are anxious that everything go smoothly for their customers, but it would make us more at ease if they didn’t hover in the corners like the Chinese mafia, watching the every move of their staff ;-) Anyway, we’ll be back – all our Pakeha friends are keen to join us. You always know it’s a good chinese restaurant when your husband is they only whitey in the room ;-) p.s love their large chandelier!! I would recommend booking if you go on a Saturday or Sunday from noon.
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Reviewer JoanofArc
Mediocre at best. A group of us thought we would try the newest addition in Takapuna. The place looked busy when we walked in so thought that was a pleasing sign.

Our waitress was very good and pleasant. We ordered four mains and asked that they all come out together so we could share the food. Only three came out and the last one when were were nearly finished.

The food was oily and lacked any real oriental flavours.

I would hope some of our experience is attributed to teething problems of a new place but I would not recommend this place to others just in case.
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Reviewer spinner
Would not recommend this restaurant. 4 of us went for dinner, we had the banquet and all I can say is that the majority of the dishes were below par. The crispy duck was swimming in a watery soya sauce with fat floating in it, it was chewy and luke warm, they did offer to warm it though. The sizzling steak was very tough and without a knife and fork you wouldn't have been able to eat it. Thes rest of the food was colourless and not overly tasty. We left before desert as we were so disappointed and had cheese on toast at home.
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