15 Reviews for Fortune Fountain Restaurant
We’re going again tomorrow.
Some of the best Chinese cuisine we have had worldwide and a banquet not be missed.
This establishment has not been running under present management for long and is determined to produce excellence.
Shortly they will welcome on of the most renowned dim sun chefs from Hongkong.
The 2nd time I ate there, I ordered the durian mochi. It was dinner time. I know for a fact that its only $5.50. Its clearly written on the menu. Besides, this will be my 3rd time ordering it. When I finished eating and it was time for me to pay up, lo and behold, I was charged $10 for the durian mochi! I clarified this with the staff and even the manager, the staff couldn’t explain it so the manager said that during dinner time the price change. I asked him to show me where it says that the durian mochi is $10. He couldn’t show me anything. I showed him the Yum Cha menu that clearly showed that its just $5.50. The manager just shrugged his shoulder and basically told me just to take their word for it! UNBELIEVABLE!!! SO, GUYS, BEWARE OF THIS SCHEME!
I never went back to this Fortune fountain restaurant again even if I just live a stone’s throw away from the restaurant. Take your money elsewhere!
Visited January 2014
However, recently, I have had dinner twice there. Both were terrible. Expensive and very bad. The latest episode is on the day of Chinese New Year.
The service was poor. They charge $138 for a steamed live fish. They never showed us the live fish before they took it to kitchen (which they should in most Chinese restaurants). When it was served, it was small and the flesh was crumbly like steamed frozen fish and over cooked. All the portions for all the other dishes were small. We got the lettice wrap for the 2nd part of the Peking duct and the duck meat was mushy. It just doesn’t taste like the same duck meat as those on the 1st part of the Peking duck.
Visited January 2014
We’ve been to a few Yum Char places around Auckland with friends and the Fortune Fountain is our favourite!
Very yummy, good selection & variety, well priced, food comes around quickly! Excellent staff! Nice restaurant setup.
We’ve been at least a dozen or more times… and we’re very happy customers each time we visit!
Visited December 2013
We booked for a party of 6 to celebrate a 50th birthday. Specifically choosing a Sunday evening believing that the restaurant would be quiet. How wrong we were!
On arrival the main dining area was bursting, it appeared that a church group and its large congregation had block booked the restaurant for the evening. We were scurried away to a back room, resembling grandmas dining room and shoehorned around a folding table, joining fellow diners who had been previously shoehorned….very cozy!
Having ordered it took a long 50 minutes for the first food to appear….1 bowl of soup. By now so hungry, a stand off occurred, the first to break their stare lost!
At ten to fifteen minute intervals sporadic dishes appeared on the fold up table, being a party of six having ordered hartley…..we were in for a long night!
And what a long, ambiance lacking, service lacking experience I do not ever intend to repeat, night it was.
The restaurant was totally overbooked.
If they cared about their clientele they should have warned us when the table was booked the previous evening.
No! instead they appear only concerned in cramming ‘bums on seats’ in order to make $$$ and not caring if they are able to provide a half quality service.
Something tells me that fortune will not befall this establishment far into the future……..
When we asked for recommendations we were brushed off, so we made our choices – low quality meat was served and when I said the BBQ Pork was cold she offered to microwave it for us!!!
Very disappointing, for two mains & an entree $78.10.
I had recently heard about Fortune Fountain from friends so decided to try it out.
Beautiful authentic decor, warm greeting from friendly staff & the food delicious …. Try the sizzling fillet beef.
At last a beautiful contemporary Chinese restaurant in Auckland!
The team who work there are very friendly, well presented and helpful. The carts came around regularly and I never had to wait for food to arrive.
Because Fortune Fountain is new, the aesthetic of the fitout is super Chinese, lots of red and some amazing little chandeliers scattered throughout… This makes it a clean and fun space to dine in.
I can’t wait to go back – but the place was very busy already so I would definitely book ahead for next time.
There are only 3 entrees on the menu-deep fried spring rolls, deep fried wontons and salt and pepper squid. We ordered the rolls and squid—same sauce for both. Rolls very very ordinary and explosively crisp, squid was only ok. The batter was a bit stodgy and there was very little seasoning. The servings were the size expected—see below. We thought we would choose something basic from the menu—something easy to measure against other restaurants. The mains seemed expensive for a Chinese restaurant (high $20’s to mid $30’s) so we hoped for something special. I suppose we got it. We ordered Barbequed pork and eggplant casserole. That is exactly what we got but the servings were ridiculously large. Not the “something special we hoped” for or wanted. We are quite good eaters but the sight of these servings was daunting!! . On the other hand the rice servings were mean. We got big doggie bags to take home—which we were invited to fill ourselves. Overall food quality and presentation—average-certainly not premium.
We certainly hope they do well in the future and will probably try the Yum Char sometime (not offered in the evening or not when we were there) but won’t be back for dinner.
Visited June 2013
They have the best roast pork I have tried so far at any yum char restaurants, they also do amazing steamed pork buns and Devine sweet and sour pork.
They have an extensive choice from their staff that come around, and also cater for vegetarians. (Try their green beans… AMAZE!)
Every time we have been in, it has been really busy and the word is getting around how awesome it really is.
My food wasn’t very nice. Plain, no flavour and oily. The chicken was….? Well like rubber, I couldn’t eat it. My partner enjoyed his prawns.
Not worth the money and needs to seriously step up in all areas. Disappointed!