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Kinji Japanese Restaurant

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279b Greers Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3-359 4697
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You need to book. While we we were there several people were turned away. Service is fast. Good feel. Local not city centre so not hard to park along the street. The rare beef salad was nice!

Hong Kong, China
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207 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you drive in Christchurch, this can be an option for your dinner. Seafood and sushi is better than lamb and meats. You need advanced booking! Bluff oyster in Japanese styles is great for me.

Thank ChungkaiSin
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went for a family birthday celebration. There were 6 of us. Between us we had numerous courses... from absolutely fresh sashimi, sushi, crumbed pork, Kinji Fried Chicken, tempura vegetables, bbq beef, beautiful fresh Bluff Oysters and Sake Mussels. Blissful eating.. clean, fresh and so tasty. The service was so friendly but attentive. The restaurant was very busy with a... More 

Thank Delwyn L
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The food at Kinji is simply marvellous, all fresh and carefully prepared. The salmon dish was a standout. We shared appetisers and 3 main dishes and licked the plates clean (well not exactly but we could have!) Kinji is also BYO which brings the price right down.

Thank Heather R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Kinji is an eating experience. The decor and atmosphere are simple and evocative of an authentic japanese restaurant. The food is exactly as it should be; clean, delicious flavours, fresh ingredients, beautifully presented and served with friendly efficiency

Thank Rosemary L
Ballina, Australia
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

My wife and I were lucky enough to stumble across Kinji restaurant recently. On entering, the lively and cheerful atmosphere transported us straight to Japan. It was a Monday night and the place was absolutely heaving with (mostly) Japanese customers. Groups of ladies sat demurely chatting and enjoying each others company, while other more boisterous tables of men were chugging... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I was recommended this restaurant and it lived up to expectations. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I would definitely visit again.

Thank Ngaire B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Kinji is my favourite Jap restaurant in Christchurch. I have been following them since their old premises on Colombo St (pre-earth quake). You will never disappointed when you visit their shop. The Sushimi is always so fresh, their sushi is second to none. I do hope they can move back to CBD one day? And go to a bigger premises.

Thank Jasonchch
Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have been to Kinji 3 times now and every time I love it more. The food is fresh and beautifully cooked and presented and the staff are amazing. Prices are reasonable and not expensive probably because it is a more casual décor and they are not in town. Overall well worth the visit and the money but best to... More 

Thank Sian G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Came here a few months ago with some friends. We were seated in the corner by the window, which was lovely and private. The sesame seaweed salad was just divine. Very small but that was expected. I also ordered the crispy pork, which was really tasty. My friends and I all tasted each other's meals, and they all seemed great!... More 

Thank Sarah T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 36
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279b Greers Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-359 4697

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?