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Daphnes Restaurant

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398 Riccarton Road | Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 3-348 8988
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Church Corner is recognised as Christchurch's Chinatown and Daphne's is a real stand-out eatery among a wealth of other restaurants. Along with visitors from China we had an excellent evening of great food and great service. The menu crosses a broad section of Chinese cuisine. The real standouts are the Hunan and Sechuan items. The stir-fried tripe has a real... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Daphne's has become one of our favourite restaurants for lunch and dinner in the area. And considering the number of restaurants in this area, that is saying something. Daphne's has a very wide range of food available on their menu. The dishes I like in particular are the chicken curry's and the buns. The vegetarian options (Tofu, eggplant, etc.) are... More 

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Thank jakkaof86
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

There were nine in our party and we (at our request) were ushered into a quiet room with a round table that would have seated several more than our group. An enormous 'lazy susan' nearly as big as the table enabled us to move the dishes around the table with great ease. The food was outstanding, beautifully cooked, a wide... More 

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Thank Kath B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

This has to be my favorite Chinese restaurant in Christchurch and I have lost count as to the number of times I have gone. There spicy cumin lamb is my favorite dish. They could improve their steamed dumplings as they have little flavor compared to what is easily achievable.

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Thank sterny2016
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

This is the third time I've been here recently, once for a business lunch, once with my wife, and this time with my family. Each time the food has been excellent and the service impeccable. This is easily One of my favourite restaurants in Christchurch

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Thank 804kevr
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 10, 2016

went with family group of 12 , staff very friendly and accommodating ,Food is very good, probably the best dumplings in ChCh. the spicy lamb dish is a real treat, all the dishes were distinctive in flavour and portion sizes were generous.A bit scruffy from the outside but good comfortable seating inside and clean toilet facilities,overall a great value for... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Great Ambience great food. .. can get busy on weekends, try and book ahead. Tried the pepper venison was awesome. Resonably priced.

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Thank Navinnav
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

We decided to treat ourselves on the last night we had in Christchurch and went out for dinner. We were recommend to Daphnes by the hosts in the motel we were staying in. An interesting menu to say the least. We ordered reasonably safe dishes, and have to say that both the beef dishes were very nice, however the chicken... More 

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Thank RichardLOZ
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

food is okay, a bit oily and its a mix from all over China. Head cook is pretty rude and was drunk... so giving the bad review Go to Benson over this place

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Thank Alex F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016

We are regulars at Daphne's. Without a reservation, we can nearly always be assured of a seat. However, if your group is larger than 8 you had better reserve a table just to be safe. The service is quick and friendly. The head chef knows what he is doing so the food is consistently good. Prices are fair. Parking close... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Riccarton Road | Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 8988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?