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The Station

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1Restell Street | Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Korean food in a funky atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I went there with my friends of five yesterday. We found they had a new menu of Japanese cuisine. We ordered two big dishes($45 for each), one salad, one pancake and one salmon tataki. To our disappointment, the portion of each dish became way smaller than it used to be, but the taste of food didn't improve at all. Besides,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Their waitor was grumpy and unfriendly. He was even drinking (wine) behind the bar while he was still working. Not a single word "thank you" to us when we paid and leaving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Love this place! Fantastic food and atmosphere! Always fun and a great selection of food and drink! 10/10 would definitely come again and again!

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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean

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