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“Nice Environment with Average Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sala Sala Japanese Restaurant

Sala Sala Japanese Restaurant
142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 3555932
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Ranked #60 of 519 restaurants in Christchurch
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
Christchurch, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice Environment with Average Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

There is nothing bad to say about Sala Sala. The setting is a bit incongruous because the modern and chic interior is somehow at odds with the old villa in which the restaurant is situated. The service is polished and attentive, the food is reasonable and the dishes are priced to suit the quality.

  • Visited September 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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  • English first
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English first
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent casual dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Fantastic place with good food and service. Service was so good it could almost pass as fine dining! The food was great, the presentation was top notch. However, we had the Seafood and Steak tepanyaki main, which was fantastic but the portions for the seafood side was a bit disappointing but other than that the beef was cooked amazingly. Again, service is amazing

Visited September 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Will be back again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Three of us enjoyed a set menu from the Tepanyaki bar. The restaurant was busy, but not too loud to enjoy conversation. Very clean and attractive space. Service was good and as remembered from the old Sala Sala in town, the food was fantastic, fresh and tasty. Our only problem was that even though we arrived very hungry, we couldn't eat everything on the set menu and left half full plates.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“We've only been once... So far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

He'd been to the pre-quake place several years ago, but the restaurant is lovely and stylish with service to match. The vast menu makes it hard to choose but everything we had (mostly sushi and sashimi) was first rate and beautifully presented.

Visited June 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“No personality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Food was very good quality , service was disjointed , the room lacks any personality , staff where not warm and friendly .
I was a bit disappointed

Visited July 2013
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