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Ace Wasabi

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106 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 1028
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is really good. You can take your time to enjoy the food. Teppenyaki Chef is a Japanese not like most Japanese restaurants. The price is reasonable.

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Thank Joseph Y
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great meal, plenty of selection including gluten free. Everyone was very happy with their meals and drink service.

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Thank Linda P
Vancouver Island, Canada
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A varied menu of Japanese favourites, including sashimi, rolls, and tempura specialties, and a separate teppan grill. We especially enjoyed the salmon sashimi and an ebi roll and the deep fried calamari had a light, crispy batter. Next time we will try one of the unique cakes for dessert! Not a big restaurant and popular with guests from the nearby... More 

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Thank Quadracat
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is the place. Been to this establishment three times and each is better than the last, amazing food, dedicated staff and a lovely environment. HIGHLY recommend to all.

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Thank geniecoopz
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We chose Ace Wasabi at the recommendation of a foodie friend who reckoned this was the best teppanyaki restaurant in chch. On that basis I won't be trying any of the others! The restaurant was dated and lacked ambiance. Diners in the main restaurant looked as if they were seated in Grandmas conservatory. The decor is tacky. Has this restaurant... More 

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Thank BubbyBoo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It may surprise you to find out that at the end this is a Japanese restaurant but with western style exterior. Well groomed staffs friendly and professionally served the guests in this peaceful and decent fining rests. We ordered two sets of menu. Scrummy food succeeded to reflect on the price. Suggestions to the restaurant are to launch out more... More 

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Thank Charlton K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a Monday night as a celebration with friends. Great service, the teppanyaki chef was great and entertaining. Food simple, fresh, perfect. Will be back soon

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Thank ChChDoc
Christchurch, New Zealand
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Romantic environment, the food was well presented. We had some plum wine and Sake with sushi and sashimi, everything was very nice. It is a a bit slow on serving the dishes.

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Thank Lexi0311
Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Food was very staggered. Slow to Get the first bit, our rice and miso, then our meats came after a big gap that we had ate our rice and all our meals came at different times, which sucked. We left before one of us at the table received their meal as the wait between was far to long:( This needs... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

whilst the food was ok the service was some of the worst ive ever had , we were served hot rice and veges but the protein side of the meal didnt arrive to well over half an hour later , on our table of 7 some got something to eat and others didnt , the waiter managed to pour garlic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 70
Cuisine
Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
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Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?