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Sala Sala Japanese Restaurant

142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 3555932
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Ranked #40 of 564 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $60
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Sala Sala has recently reopened at 142 Papanui Road, Merivale Our new home is in a 2 storey renovated house which provides a dining room on the ground floor including our teppanyaki and sushi bar, and in addition we have two dining rooms upstairs available for that private dining or business meeting
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English first
Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have been eating at Sala Sala since it opened nearly 20 years ago. I love Japanese food done well and Sala Sala can't be beaten on this. Their sushi chef is highly skilled with amazing attention to detail and refined plating skills. They serve only the freshest ingredients and their wait staff are always knowledgeable and solicitous.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Had a sashimi platter and seafood teppanyaki. Both were excellent, especially the teppanyaki. Food was very fresh, service was polite and prompt,ambience was good. Had a great meal. Sake was cheap and good too.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Sala sala is a beautiful little restaurant in the middle of Christchurch. The outside is a quaint little cottage and the inside is modern japanese with a tepanyaki bar. The food is really authentic japanese and done to the best standard. Service is the usual extremely polite japanese culture. Will be back a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, best japanese restaurant in christchurch, very nice venue and the way the restaurant is set out is lovely :)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is an amazing place the ambiance the layout the staff and OMG the food is just simply devine .a very pleasant surprise at the end of the day will definitely come again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Longing for Japanese food, we found Sala Sala - good Japanese decor and attentive staff. My husband had sashimi and sushi and it was excellent. However, I had the obento - and although everything in the box was well cooked and individually tasty, 3 of the 4 main items were deep fried and very ordinary, and although there was a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I haven't been to Sala Sala since the earthquakes and they were located in town. Good to see the food is still of the same standard - High

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Have eaten there before, but last night dropped in to find a busy and packed restaurant. Greeted by the staff, they suggested eating upstairs and we ended up enjoying a beautifully presented meal in one of their private dining rooms. Banquet meal of beef and seafood impressed and was relaxed and worth every dollar. Great to enjoy Japanese food cooked... More

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Christchurch
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Have been here several times in past 4 months, with family(including kids) and as a couple. Food is consistently good; Fresh and well presented . Kids think its the best sushi in town! Also very well priced for quality Japanese food Staff are very attentive, but not annoyingly so. Good wine/sake list. The restaurant is intimate so definately make a... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Service was excellent, food exquisite. By far the best Japanese in town. Well worth your while to check out.

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Additional Information about Sala Sala Japanese Restaurant

Address: 142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 3555932
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Average Prices: USD 10 - 60
Cuisine: Japanese

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