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255 St Asaph Street | Christchurch City Centre, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 27 614 4255
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“bao” (7 reviews)
“pork buns” (3 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Japanese
255 St Asaph Street | Christchurch City Centre, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Eightgrains
1. Best Handmade Dumplings
"I had the best dumplings I have ever eaten!"
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2. Bao Bun Perfection
"The bao was beautifully soft, the pork belly melted in my mouth"
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3. Excellent Sichuan Noodles
"top notch service and food. Thank you for a wonderful dining"
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I took my kids for a quick meal. Delicious dumplings- had the crystal prawns, pork buns with some edamame & karage. Very quick, beautiful food. Great variety. Win win! Go early as busy little place!

Thank Lizzib
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Literally one of the most delicious meals I've ever had. The bao was beautifully soft, the pork belly melted in my mouth. So so good. My husband had the pork belly on rice which again was absolutely delicious.

1  Thank owlbeonholiday
Mia Z, Manager at Eightgrains, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for appreciating our hard work and love in food:)

Reviewed 21 September 2018

We ordered take out, and it the dumplings were so bland and looked over cooked. The chicken in the bao was so chewy and dry it was unpleasant to eat. It was very expensive for what we got too. 1 small pottle of sauce to...More

Thank SusanM6162
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The won-tons from Eightgrains are amazing, they are the best! The Bao and dumplings are also great but my top pick has to be the wontons.yum

Thank KL405
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Delicious, and the pork buns and wontons are fantastic also. You can see them being made fresh each day in the mornings, and the mixed dozen is great for variety or to share.

Thank KBNZ88
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We had similar buns in Taiwan, such a nice reminder of having the same bao again. The pork ones are so nice, and I love the spicy chicken as well! Even had a free red bean bun in the end. Great service!

Thank EaterT1
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

For sure the best dumplings in town!!! A hidden gem you need to find! Definitely recommend this place to everyone

Thank Watchmerateyou
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Great food prepared well. The Shiu mai is tasty and moist. The bao pork bun deliciously prepared, and the dumplings very tasty. This is my preferred meal at Little High Eatery because the quality is exceptional and done well at a good price.

Thank AnaJarr
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Best PokeBowl in Christchurch enjoyed in the excellent vibe of the Little High eatery complex. Make sure you head along.

Thank Ben M
Mia Z, Manager at Eightgrains, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thanks for loving our food Ben, we'd love to see you around often.

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great food and service! My office is nearby and I have been having Eightgrains 3+ times per week despite having so many other choices within walking distance. Definitely one of the best around City Centre.

1  Thank Gideon T
Mia Z, Manager at Eightgrains, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Great to see you all the time, lots of love from the team ;)

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Average prices
US$ 4
Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 St Asaph Street | Christchurch City Centre, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 27 614 4255
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An innovative boutique Chinese Eatery that does modern Chinese food. We honor the traditionals but also urge to create new styles for people to discover more about Chinese food. It's all about our mom making the food she is proud of, merging with our younger generation's great ideas and keep inventing new and exciting recipes. It sure will be a pleasant experience and say hi to us at the show window. At Eightgrains, we are a passionate bunch who wants to present you our interpretation of modern Asian food. We constantly bring you something new to make your day fresher, this is either a chilling place for beer lovers who wants a Friday wind down, or somewhere for international travellers to see our local diversities all day long. Needless to say, we stay green and no additives because we care.
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