Empress Garden Restaurant
Located in Herne Bay, Empress Garden Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Auckland dining scene for many years. Winner of several accolades and awards over the years, it has been consistently delivering its signature dish of Peking Duck to fellow foodies. Incidentally, it is also one of the few Chinese dining establishments that actually make you feel like you're in Chinatown. With hanging red lanterns adorning the ceiling throughout the restaurant, the decor is minimalist and clean, with bright bursts of rich red and dark green leading up to the entrance of the villa, adding to the oriental feel of the place. The restaurant is also divided into various sections and rooms, which can make new comers a little disoriented. But treat it as if you're dining at a beloved relative's home, and you'll fit right in.