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“Average average average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of King of Snake

King of Snake
145 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3 365 7363
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Ranked #44 of 519 restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian, Thai, Asian fusion
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: King of Snake brings a new level of Asian dining to Christchurch. A timeless paean to Southeast Asian sensuality. King of Snake titillates Christchurch’s Victoria Street precinct with Tony Astle’s elevation of the the region’s tastes, textures and visuals in a casual, sexy atmosphere.King of Snake is a Restaurant and Bar located at 145 Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Average average average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

3 of us ate here for a business dinner. Nice space. Service fine. But the food was uninteresting. I'm not sure if it is dumbed down for the locals or whether the chefs just aren't adventurous enough but the food is boring. Another very disappointing winelist. Ok, but could do much better.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Booking necessary..”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We went in at 7PM on a weekday. It was full but was advised that a table will be free in 30 minutes and we could wait in the bar. 1 hour passed, went to ask the staff about the table, got told that there'll be one in "a few minutes".. of course that didn't happen. We left without eating dinner. Bar food, though, was ok. It looked like a hipster hangout with wallpaper with giant skull patterns on it.

Visited September 2013
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Excellent food, group of 7 of us and we left it to the staff to chose starters and mains for us to share and they did a great job. Service very good, served quickly and nice and friendly staff. Highly recommend. Gets very busy so pays to book

Visited September 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Small, but trendy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The King of Snake is located down an alleyway in downtown Christchurch. The food is Asian-Fusion and quite good. Our group ordered a course each for sharing, which is what I would recommend. Excellent service and a nice atmosphere. I'll definitely be back on a future visit to Christchurch.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“really average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

nothing special , pretty pricey and fusion never sits well , over packed and loud, and told we must leave the table after an hour, when we waited more than 30minutes for our meal

Visited August 2013
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