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Kinji Japanese Restaurant(Sushi Dining Kinji)

279b Greers Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
03-359-4697
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Ranked #3 of 491 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $36
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Tauranga
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

A lovely little restaurant tucked away in suburban Christchurch. The chef never fails to impress. Each dish is a lovely surprise. Try it you will love it. The service is 4 star- friendly and very attentive. A great place for a business dinner as it is easy to hear one another!

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Aveiro, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Went there after doing a quick search on TA for a japanese restaurant in christchurch. Well, it is that good. Excellent food and presentation plus diverse menu. Recommended.

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uk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Delicious authentic Japanese food gracefully served. Very fresh seafood and well made sushi. Byo or buy from them well worth searching out

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Scotland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Lovely to return and enjoy the beautifully presented and delicious food. The young staff are so efficient and attentive. It makes me want to return to Japan too. This is a high-point for me of a trip to Christchurch if you like Japanese food. They do cater for vegetarians and vegans. Draft beer and sake compliment the event.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Went again for wedding anniversary and, as usual, had great food, great service and a great time. The edamame tofu dish featured on Facebook, was divine and a real treat. Just perfect. If you like real Japanese food, the way it should be. Excellent parking too, just outside the door.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Having dined there on several occasions was very disappointed that on a recent visit it was busy and the service was almost non existent. The hot stone seafood was ok but on a bed of cabbage mostly wasn't as good as before and the hot cloths were omitted before and after the meal. Perhaps we didn't look like we deserved... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

4 of us shared a delightful meal at Kinji. The sashimi was so fresh and beautifully presented as was the two fish mains we tried. The pork belly melted in one's mouth. Great food for sharing. Nicely topped off with a very tasty crème brulee. If you're a fan of green tea, the green tea tiramisu is a must. You... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Just got back after a heavenly meal with a couple of friends at Kinji. We had the seared salmon sushi, seared scallop, beef teppanyaki, sashimi and creme brûlée for afters. It was all just the best food I've had in months anywhere. The beef melts in the mouth, as does the salmon and the scallop...and the creme brûlée was wonderful.... More

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Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I read about this restaurant on TA and made a last minute reservation for dinner at 9pm on our 2nd last day in Christchurch. It was very near our motel and it was an easy drive there. When we arrived the restaurant was almost full and the atmosphere was great. We ordered 6 dishes to share and all were hot... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This restaurant is certainly well up there when it comes to food, hospitality, and presentation. Service was excellent, great ambience, and the surroundings very tasteful. If you are considering Japanese then would highly recommend.

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