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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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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (52 reviews)
“miso soup” (11 reviews)
“fresh fish” (3 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

We made the mistake of seeking this place out after seeing it was so highly rated on trip advisor. The sushi was bland with a very poor selection (5 types), and the dumplings were ok but definitely not worth coming back for, they took about...More

Thank pytaloka
Richmond_Weila, Owner at Zen Sushi and Dumplings, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, Thanks for taking time to give us feedback. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our sushi or dumplings. We unfortunately had one staff down due to illness today. The rest of the weekend team worked extremely hard to produce as...More

Reviewed yesterday

This place serves the best sushi and dumplings I have ever had. They have pre-packaged sets or you can hand-pick your own sushi. They use the freshest and highest quality ingredients. I tried a variety of sushi including the salmon sushi which uses fresh Malborough...More

Thank HBTripReviewer
Reviewed yesterday

We tried their Chicken Katsu and Bulgogi Beef Sushi for lunch. They serve free-range chicken and high-grade rice. The fried chicken pieces were crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Rice was soft. Besides they serve with a lot of enthusiasm and passion....More

Thank jsmnyap
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome wee place. Food is always excellent and the sushi looks and tastes amazing :) the customer service is very good as well.

Thank Rommel P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there after looking at the reviews from Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. We had some king salmon sushi, beef sushi and vegetarian dumplings. Love their fresh salmon in sushi the most, the owner was really friendly and passionate about his business. Thank...More

Thank jinqyi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for an afternoon snack and went here due to the great reviews on trip advisor .. im glad we did ! The service was top notch - very friendly and helpful with recommendations for dumpling selection.. 3 types of Dumplings were freshly...More

Thank Fasteata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious sushi which you can select piece by piece for a more gourmet experience. I was sold as my favourite tamago was on offer. All nigiri pieces were generous in size and the rice had really good flavour and texture. Lovely bright place & super...More

Thank ZenShell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pan fried pork dumplings are just owesome. The skin is crispy, filling is fresh and juicy. The juice of filling just pop out on your first bite. I order to take away the dumplings again and sushi rolls for my dinner. Strongly recommend for...More

Thank tunopeng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a small taste and yes they are the best we have had ever.. so fresh with all quality ingredients and excellent service. Next time would love to try the sushi as it looks great

Thank kruuza
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stopped in Christchurch as we were driving by and looked at TripAdvisor to find good sushi, and Zen Sushi did not disappoint. The owner was working when we went and he was incredibly hospitable (even making me extra spicy sauce!) and...More

1  Thank Tyler O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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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