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1Restell Street | Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #126 of 564 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Food was very spicy and too sweet for most dishes . Five of us had a separate order each which should come with individual side dish but were given only one plate of each side dish with portion meant for only 2 people instead of 5 of us. Quite disappointing as we had gone after reading good reviews. Service was... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went here on somewhat of a whim on a Wednesday night. No reservation, but no problem. We had a couple hearty Korean dishes, a pork bone stew and spicy seafood stew. They both came out surprisingly fast along with a number of tiny "condiments" - kimchi, beans, picked veggies, etc, - and rice. REALLY tasty, really affordable, friendly staff, a... More

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20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Went for a friends farewell - perfect place for it! Delicious food with plenty of flavour in every meal on the table. Fair warning that by hot it can be Korean spicy rather than Kiwi spicy - they did milder plates for those not heat tolerant. If you are considering a byo here - do it we had a great... More

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Hawaii
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I am Korean. Americanized in most ways, my stomach has remained Korean. The Station is the real thing. My husband had the pork ribs based on recommendations from Tripadvisor reviews and I had the soft tofu stew. Both outstanding. Both the radish and cucumber kim chee were delicious, sufficiently pickled but not too sour. I hope to return before we... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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70 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is my second visit here now, and both meals have been very good and very tasty. We ordered a spicy chicken dish, with sticky ribs and a squid dish. All the food was packed with flavour, and it came accompanied with four complementary side dishes. The service was very good and the prices are very reasonable, plus its a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We had bibimbap (vegetable and minced beef with rice and egg), Kim Chi soup and pork ribs with sweet sauce, and it was the best meal we had while traveling the South Island. A delicious and welcome change from burgers, fish and chips, pizzas and take out food that we have been having. Would highly recommend this if you would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Half the price but more than twice the flavour and service of most places we have been to. This is the first Korean restaurant we have been to. We had kimchi seafood pancake for entree, one entree was easily enough for the two of us. For mains we had sweet spicy chicken and spicy seafood. Delicious strong flavours. Mains came... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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70 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

What a pleasant surprise this was, the place itself is very odd inside and it was very very cold, we moved away from the main part into the back room area, but it was still very cold. However the food was excellent, a real surprise how tasty the food was and so different to anything else we have tried before.... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Our Wednesday dining group of four opted for this Korean choice as a change from our usual Asian choices. The restaurant was busy and had a varied clientele dining with us including families and small groups of young people all having an enjoyable time. We shared four mains including seafood pancake(delicious), spicy squid with Chilli, sweet spicy pork and a... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is a great little restaurant in Papanui , awesome staff and the food is gorgeous and at a great price

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Address: 1Restell Street | Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Cuisine: Korean

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