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Ace Wasabi

106 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 1028
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

This place was recommended by our hotel hosts and we definitely enjoyed our meal. The food had an excellent variety. The restaurant is tucked back away from the street but they do have a sign on the street to make is easier to find.

Thank jlg3000
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Passing through Christchurch on our way south for Christmas, we needed something family-friendly after a long day of travel. The hosts at our motel swore by Ace Wasabi and we weren’t disappointed. Beautifully cooked teppanyaki, full of flavour, great service and good value. One of...More

Thank James W
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

My family and I were recommended Ace Wasabi for one of our last nights in Christchurch and were not disappointed. The service was great, the food was great and the teppanyaki chef was amazing. It was such a fun night and would definitely recommend them...More

Thank Hannah D
Reviewed November 20, 2017

This restaurant is a real gem. Very friendly, caring and committed service and excellent Japanese food.

Thank Franz M
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

We dined here for the first time with friends and left feeling very satisfied. We sat at the hot plate table ordering entrees of dumplings, vegetable tempura and crispy chicken which were all so nice. We then all had teppanyaki set menus which came with...More

Thank Mikaylaj7
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Great food. Seated 18 of us and everyone enjoyed themselves. The variety is good and quality of food is outstanding. Would recommend for a couple and big groups. The service is excellent and prompt.

Thank Pale T
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Always enjoy lunch here in the old house with the doors all open on a pleasant sunny ChCh day. Food presentation here is stunning and fresh flavours a delight. Great service and reasonable costs so what’s not to love?l

Thank NZFoodie02
Reviewed October 16, 2017

if four teenagers come to your restaurant you may be slightly cautious but we weren't treated any different which made everything so much better the food is soooo good and you definitely pay for what you get although (it is quite expensive) the service was...More

Thank Archie_Milligan
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The team at Ace Wasabi are perfect hosts. Every time we have been we have had fantastic service and the food is always fresh and delicious. Definitely recommend getting a spot at the teppanyaki table.

Thank KBNZ88
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Beautiful delicate flavours including hot fruit sake on a cold evening and lots of fun in the Teppan Yaki area.

Thank Dean S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $72
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 1028
  • E-mail
Ace wasabi offers the best of Japanese dining and now serves both Teppanyaki and Authentic Japanese Cuisine. Ace wasabi has re-opened at a new location in Merivale. Our restaurant now serves delicious Teppanyaki in a beautiful surrounding which can seat up to 18 people. As our Teppanyaki is very popluar, bookings are highly recommended. Ace wasabi is also comprised of a beautiful restaurant that serves the finest of Japanese cuisine. Not only do we serve fresh Sushi, Sashimi and divine Japanese dishes and desserts, but we also serve Teppanyaki(on Hot plates) to the tables for those who require a more quiet and private atmosphere. We also serve delicious coffee and teas in a garden setting cafe. Ace wasabi also provides a beautiful and spacious function room which can carter for any special occasion, such as weddings, Birthday parties, Christmas parties and work dos. This room can provide for appoximately 25 people. Furthermore, we have now opened a new private teppanyaki area. We can seat up to 25 people which makes it suitable for private functions such as engagement, dinners, birthday parties or word dos. We have three highly professional teppanyaki chefs who are ready to enlighten your five senses. Ace wasabi also offers Gift Vouchers that are great as gifts.
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