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Sala Sala Restaurant

142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 5932
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (5 reviews)
“creme brulee” (2 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a $50 Grabone voucher we had a set menu lunch here. The meal was very tasty, the chili oil dumplings superb and the fried rice another highlight. Service was quick and friendly. Will be back.

Thank MRed13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to try out the set menu (Grab One) on a Sunday evening after a busy weekend. This was our first visit back to Sala Sala after the change of ownership and we are pleased to be able to report that...More

1  Thank miawils0n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner tonight it was a set menu and what an amazing meal it started with dumplings and seafood balls oh yummy they were delicious then we had roast duck crepes and veges with hoisen sauce then pork and spicy sausage fried rice and...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable evening - the restaurant was clean tidy and well presented. We were greeted with a smile by a very pleasant young lady who explained the menu. We opted for the shared $50 set menu which arrived promptly was well presented...More

Thank Glenda I
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Hands down one the best meals in a long time.. They are now an Asian Fusion restaurant and the food was divine. We had the set menu for two thanks to a great GrabOne offer. Every dish was mouth watering and just the right amount...More

Thank Erika J
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We were invited out by kind friends to lunch on a Sunday at Sala Sala. The restaurant is set back from the road in a simple but striking 2 story 1930s/1940s house. As you enter, through the bright red door, you are immediately struck by...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The service at Sala Sala is excellent - friendly, attentive, accommodating. We had a set menu, comprising some real highlights - the Peking duck pancakes, and the pork dumplings in a wonderful hot sauce - and some more average dishes - the Szechuan chicken I...More

Thank Merissa F
Reviewed 1 July 2017

A great night out with the family. My brother's favourite restaurant and it didn't disappoint. We had an assortment of dishes but the dumplings, scallop entrée, chef's special beef and the prawns were to die for. Also lovely to be in a restaurant where the...More

Thank Longhorn3_11
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Sunday lunch and in the mood for infusion flavoured food, so we make a booking at Sala Sala. We had the restaurant to ourselves, and decided to have the set menu at $50 each for a treat. First came the prawn balls, which we both...More

Thank ptbabe
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Had mixed feelings about visiting Sala Sala. Use to love the old place and held a lot of wonderful and delicious memories. The food and the service at the new and current place is good. Great presentation. Just think that the restaurant is lacking a...More

Thank SD2606
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 5932
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Sala Sala has recently reopened under new management at 142 Papanui Road, Merivale Our new home is in a 2 store renovated house which provides a dining room on the ground floor as well as three dining rooms upstairs available for private dining or business meeting.
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