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Sala Sala Restaurant

142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 5932
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“dumplings” (7 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
“creme brulee” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinner and excellent service. Food was yum and the waitress was great. The Peking duck was awesome, as was the pork dumplings. I’d go back.

Thank ypup
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It was the second time that we dine here. We availed our $50 grab one voucher.. We have 2 entree and one of them was the dumplings and the sauce was reallly good and we really like it. Then the Peking duck was superb. Me...More

Thank FallonA85
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Fantastic food. AMAZINGLY nice service and pretty reasonably priced. Asian food - the pork and chive dumplings came in an amazing zingy broth and were delicious

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to try again as it was under new management and were both disappointed! It's very Chinese, the dishes didn't have a lot of flavour and were extremely expensive for what you got! Would recommend eating elsewhere.

Thank StephM1987
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Friends treated us to a set menu meal last week. It was a GrabOne for four people costing $100. The food was poor - barely take-away standard. Dull and all looked and tasted the same - small portions and barely enough for four. We bought...More

Thank ChrizBee59
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Having been long-time fans of Sala Sala when it was still a Japanese restaurant, we decided to buy a Grab One voucher to try the new Asian Fusion set menu. We started off with perfection. Loved the hot Prawn Meatballs, which were crisp on the...More

Thank SkyeWanderer777
Reviewed 30 July 2017

On a $50 Grabone voucher we had a set menu lunch here. The meal was very tasty, the chili oil dumplings superb and the fried rice another highlight. Service was quick and friendly. Will be back.

Thank MRed13
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My husband and I decided to try out the set menu (Grab One) on a Sunday evening after a busy weekend. This was our first visit back to Sala Sala after the change of ownership and we are pleased to be able to report that...More

1  Thank miawils0n
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We had dinner tonight it was a set menu and what an amazing meal it started with dumplings and seafood balls oh yummy they were delicious then we had roast duck crepes and veges with hoisen sauce then pork and spicy sausage fried rice and...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening - the restaurant was clean tidy and well presented. We were greeted with a smile by a very pleasant young lady who explained the menu. We opted for the shared $50 set menu which arrived promptly was well presented...More

Thank Glenda I
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Seating
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Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 5932
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Sala Sala has recently reopened under new management at 142 Papanui Road, Merivale Our new home is in a 2 store renovated house which provides a dining room on the ground floor as well as three dining rooms upstairs available for private dining or business meeting.
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