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Kinji Japanese Restaurant

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279b Greers Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-359 4697
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I get used to a fan of this Japanese restaurant as it is the few real Japanese restaurant run by real Japanese. Some of their dishes are very tasty even they always offer small portion and charge quite a lot. This time I have to leave a really bad review for our dinner, although the young waitress apologised to the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

oh so good food. Couldn't fault it. So tasty. And the staff are so friendly and polite. really make you feel welcome. Highly recommend this place

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1 Thank carlserh
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I just live around the corner, so didn't have trouble finding the place. It has great varieties of Japaneses food and some specials. I've been there so many times definitely one of my favourite Japanese restaurant in Christchurch.

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1 Thank Extramint
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Been many times and the consistency keeps us coming back. Very good traditional Japanese and excellent service.

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1 Thank PaulaC958
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

My wife and I are regular diners at Kinji and have always had a great experience. Presentation, Taste, Authentic and great service. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank mike_113
Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I would say the best sashimi restaurant in Christchurch, Pre or Post earthquake. It's highly recommended by local japanese. It also has a comprehensive menu for dinners that don't eat raw fish. If I really really want to pick a flaw, I would saw the restaurant need a bit of sound absorber, concrete wall, concrete floor, makes it very noisy... More 

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1 Thank felix c
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Great food, great sake, great service. This is a real gem of a restaurant and a real treat to find somewhere this good away from the center. Very busy so worth booking a table.

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1 Thank iainmniai
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

We came to NZ from Hong Kong and we were super impressed with the quality of the food at Kinji. There are tons of Japanese places in Hong Kong but to get quality food you must pay the price. We find that at Kinji we had excellent food at a reasonable price. The ingredients are just so fresh - everything... More 

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Richmond, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Wow! If you visit Christchurch this restaurant is a must do. In a quiet unassuming side road you willing this hidden jewel of a restaurant. It made other sushi and Japanese food we have had pale in comparison. The food was simply exquisite. We got there at 5pm mid week and were asked if we had made reservation. We hadn't... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Their Sake Mussel is excellent. Tender and juicy. I also ordered the Teriyaki Soy Salmon. It is out of this world. Their Teriyaki is not all sweet but with a bit of sour taste. It is just the right balance that makes this dish perfect. Their King Salmon is also tender and moist. Their green team tiramisu is a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 36
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279b Greers Road, Christchurch, 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?