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“Book early” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kinji Japanese Restaurant(Sushi Dining Kinji)

Kinji Japanese Restaurant(Sushi Dining Kinji)
279b Greers Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
03-359-4697
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Ranked #3 of 519 restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $20 - $36
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Book early”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The restaurant was busy so we were pleased we had booked - many Japanese - a good sign.Warm welcome by staff who were helpful during our visit.We ordered sushi combo - great.Mains were mussels - average,tasty fish - delicious,panfried scallops - good.Cost for three including wine $132.The outstanding features for us was the helpfulness of the staff,the buzzy atmosphere and the sushi combo.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Timaru
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209 reviews 209 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is an authentic Japanese experience. A cuisine that's prepared by a true Japanese, Kinji-san. In Christchurch, you have places such as Tony's that's done by a Malaysian, and the others that are done by mainland Chinese, which gave Japanese food a bad name. This place is forever busy with patrons. So, book ahead. You know that you are in great hands when you get to see Japanese eating there themselves. Thumbs up. An absolute gem and delight that you shouldn't miss. Just as good as in Japan. Seriously!!

Visited March 2013
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“No disappointing...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

After reading all great reviews we had to try it since we really like this type of food.
There was no disappointing. Really good food and everyone was really friendly. Will return for sure.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful Gastronomic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We booked the resto supposed to be for v-day but unfortunately it's fully booked. But because we really want to eat on this top 1 resto we waited for another day and booked for dinner. And guess it was worth the wait, food was such a yummy delight. I had deep fried lemon sole with sauce it's Soo good that it melts in your mouth. Sushi and teppanyaki was also delish the boyfriend enjoyed his main. And our fave is the green tea tiramisu heavenly delicious. This rare gem resto tucked in a quiet suburb is a must try. No wonder it is the top 1 resto in Christchurch.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best Sashimi in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Kinji is without a doubt the best Japanese restaurant in Christchurch. Unfortunately others have spread the word (damn them) and so it is now booked out a lot of the time. The staff are beautiful, friendly and seem to enjoy their jobs which is nice to see. No description would do the food justice, it is to die for.. Please if you know whats good for you - check it out for yourself!

Visited November 2012
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