About Us

The China Inn is the longest running Asian Restaurant in town.  Back in the early 80’s when Chinese eateries were abundant; the China Inn took over from a high class French restaurant called Monties, which was the first licensed restaurant in Palmerston North.

The China Inn was founded on 13th February 1984 and has stood the test of time to remain as a reputable establishment long after all others departed.  When the karaoke wave hit Asia in the late 80’s, the China Inn was the first to introduce this new form of entertainment to town and with extensive alterations and refurbishments in the late 90’s, it still remains as the most popular and up market place to dine and drink with interactive entertainment; a rare combination that exists today.

The new look China Inn offers diners the versatility of intimate quite dining to the comfortable summer afternoons in the indoor courtyard. With a maximum 130 seating, the China Inn is the first choice for large group gatherings to casual family dining.

We are a fully licensed Restaurant and Bar; our extensive menu of traditional Chinese, Asian and European cuisine caters to a broad range of tastes.  With our large selection of beverages; wines, beers along with cocktails to speciality liqueur coffees you are sure to enjoy the fare.

Opening Hours

Dinner Mon-Sun 5:00pm till late

Lunch by appointment only


155 Broadway Ave
Palmerston North

New Zealand