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Sala Sala Japanese Restaurant

142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 3555932
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Ranked #73 of 537 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $60
Cuisines: Japanese
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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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
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English first
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 restaurant reviews
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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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We eat regularly at Sala Sala. It is one of our favourite restaurants in Christchurch. The authenticity of the food, the gracious service, and the friendly owners Toshi and Midori (who eventually became one of our very good friends) are what distinguishes Sala Sala above many Japanese restaurants in this city. Sala Sala serves the authentic and delicious chicken teriyaki.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is definitely my favourite restaurant in Christchurch. The food is the best japenese food I have ever had. Nothing meets expectations after going here.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Visiting Christchurch from North Carolina. Stopped here for lunch and they would not allow us to eat because we had on "Jandals". There was only one couple dining in the entire restaurant. I would understand this at dinner. I don't really consider my leather Sperrys as Jandals but because of the attitude I will never return nor will my family... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

From the moment we arrived the service was excellent. The lunch menu offered a good variety of dishes. I was tempted by the vegetable tempura but decided on the chicken teriyaki lunch set which included tempura, miso soup and rice. My companion ordered the 'Lunch Box'. An excellent choice. It was a bit more expensive at $25 but definitely value... More

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New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Sala Sala provides authentic Japanese food served in an autjentic Japanese manner. We paid $55 each for a set menu comprising Miso and four excellent courses to follow. Superb quality. Finished with Green Tea ice cream. Drinks prices not over the top and the service is simply the besy in town.

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