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Zen Sushi and Dumplings

301 Montreal Street | The Arts Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 6888
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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (101 reviews)
“dumplings” (100 reviews)
“fresh salmon” (6 reviews)
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Chinese, Japanese, Fast food, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Montreal Street | The Arts Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I ordered 12 pieces of pan fried pork and chives.. Omg, they are one of the best dumplings I've ever had (high praise coming from an Asian)!!!! Amazing customer service as well!!! Highly recommended!!!! 😍😍😍

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ewinniee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sorry for the ugly pictures but we were too focused on gobbling up all the food!!! Rly good sushi and dumplings, and this is coming from an Asian HAHA would recommend for sure!! The great service definitely didn’t hurt :-)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AnnaNggg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t miss this place if you love sushi or dumplings. The fish was super fresh and well prepared. You select either individual pieces of sushi or pre-boxed. The dumplings are made fresh and were so delicious. The owner Rich was super friendly, funny and engaging.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TiffMillPicc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tasting and fresh dumplings at a good price. Both eat-in and takeaway. The customer service was also superb, very friendly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SteveH647392
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife are waliking down to Christchurch Botanic Garded and we see this simple food to go. Certainly recommended eating place, good food great taste, definitely food for thought

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank uptoeyou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband found this place and I was so-so about eating sushi. Then we saw the clean organized kitchen. The nice guy behind the counter explained where the fish, meat and even the rice originated. The sushi was melt-in-your mouth fresh, and the dumplings were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Me_janejanejane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients make for incredible sushi. The dumplings are to die for. Really friendly service and a reasonable bill at the end. Have been back many times since my first visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tashagi_32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 10 slices of sashimi which was fabulous and unbelievably fresh. Owner was very friendly and told us that salmon was caught only yesterday. Will definitely be back when I'm here in Christchurch.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank domilim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best pan-fried dumplings in town! Also really nice sushi :) free-range eggs and quality food. The guy who runs the place is really nice and chatty ☺

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SarahCFY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sushi was not what we expected / California roll had no avocado and tuna was like canned tuna. Dumplings were good. Nice inexpensive meal near downtown.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 831nealb
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 11
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Montreal Street | The Arts Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-379 6888
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Zen Sushi & Dumplings is the premier takeaway eatery located at the beautiful Arts Centre in Christchurch. We offer a unique combination of cold sushi and hot dumplings under one roof. PYO (Pick Your Own) Sushi Great selections of salads and donburi Heavenly delicious pan fried or steamed dumplings Use highest quality ingredients Use free range meats and eggs Use king salmon Use environmentally friendly kraft paper packaging Supporting Ronald McDonald House by donating any leftover of the day to them Located at beautiful Christchurch Arts Centre next to Cheesemongers 40 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Open 7 Days a Week: 10am to 5pm week days, 11am to 3pm weekend
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