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Sala Sala Japanese Restaurant

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142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 3555932
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Sala Sala has recently reopened at 142 Papanui Road, Merivale Our new home...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing atmosphere

I love this resturant!! Went here a couple of months ago for a date and the food was so amazing, and the service was too. The teppanyaki table looked very fun I wish we could have tried that. Highly recommend this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
charli_bopp
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this resturant!! Went here a couple of months ago for a date and the food was so amazing, and the service was too. The teppanyaki table looked very fun I wish we could have tried that. Highly recommend this place!

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Thank charli_bopp
Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We visited Christchurch in February, just over 5 years after we left New Zealand to return to the UK. We often ate at the original Sala Sala in the centre of the city and we wanted to try out the new Sala Sala in Merivale. The food was as good as ever, but the restaurant lacked the ambience of the... More 

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Thank Roysower
Rangiora, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Went with my partner and her parents for a birthday dinner. Food is fantastic and well priced, this is the 4th time I've been and it never gets old.

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Thank bazingamedia
Auckland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Now closed and premises and business for sale. RIP Sala Sala you will be missed, one of the finest restaurants that obviously didn't survive the move after the earthquake

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Thank Rugbyfan35
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

... when only the best will do. Love the very affordable lunch menu around $20. Very charming service and always supreme quality.

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Thank APCHCH
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We chose this restaurant to host a visiting family member and were delighted we did so. The parking was easy, the staff quick to seat us and serve drinks, and the tepanyaki was superb. We sat in the sun and enjoyed a very pleasant meal indeed. We will be back to try the dinner menue.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We really enjoyed the set menu option at this restaurant. The food was delicious - really good quality meat in the mains and very generous portions. Good efficient service too. Fun to sit at the bar and watch the mains being prepared. The gyoza and green tea ice-cream (ordered on top of the set menu) were lovely too, especially the... More 

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Thank happy123traveller86
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went out for a special occasion and we wanted somewhere REALLY good. We were not disappointed. The welcome was very warm, the service was superb, the feel in the restaurant was spot-on and the food was simply excellent. I had not been to Sala Sala since the shaking started and I wondered how it had fared. The restaurant was... More 

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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner. Got a set menu, though they also have ala cart. Delicious food, great service, great settings. The drinks are pricey, but are also delicious. If we lived in christchurch this is where I would take important guests or family to show love or impress them. We fed two people for 130 with a four course set... More 

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Thank cameron h
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Sala Sala has some of the best if not the best Japanese food my colleagues and I have had in NZ. The Omakase Sashimi was perfect in selection, size and value. There was also a good drinks selection to compliment the meals. The only thing that let them down was the waiter, he was pretty short with all the customers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 03 3555932

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 60
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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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