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Kinji Japanese Restaurant

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279b Greers Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3-359 4697
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and service kid friendly. We love Japanese and this place is a must. Well priced fast service.

Thank Dannielle C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I had the Crumbed Chicken Sweet Miso Dipping with Salad チキンかつ 味噌ソース at $18 a good price. Add $3 for rice and it was a very nice meal (if I had to be picky the chicken was a little greasy). Great service great venue, I also tried sake just the $10 one, which was a little rough but was my... More 

Thank Glyder69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We came to kinji restaurant as we were passing through christchurch and in the mood for some Japanese. What a great decision it was! The service was fantastic, very attentive and we were made to feel very welcome. The dinner was incredible, we had a large selection of different meals and were thrilled with all of them. The flavours were... More 

Thank Georgina H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We like to go here when we are after a great Japanese feed. The sashimi is always good. My favourite is the beef carpaccio, it's a stunner. We took some friends who are used to conventional food and they ordered it, not knowing what it was. When it arrived they were horrified that it wasn't cooked and almost sent it... More 

Thank classicchch
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I have been to Kinji lots of times from pre earthquake days. I would rate it as the best Japanese restaurant in Christchurch if you don't mind paying a bit extra. A Japanese chef and Japanese staff make this a genuine Japanese dining experience.

Thank Kimbo2014
New Zealand
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Large menu, great food, attentive and efficient service, reasonable prices and Saporro on tap. Excellent. Try the BBQ beef or Teriyaki chicken. Relaxed, intimate restaurant.

Thank Kiwipj
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I have to say Kinji is one of the best Japanese restaurant in town. You will not be disappointed with every visit. It is a bit expensive but definitely worth the price.

Thank Alexia Z
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to treat myself once in a while to this Christchurch Gem after a gym session. First positive is this place opens until 10pm six days in a week so I will never have to worry about gymming late and not get a feed. My first time to Kinji showed me the epitome of Japanese dining experience in New Zealand.... More 

Thank Ted Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Exceptional in every way do not be put off that it is not in the centre of town. This was the first time having Japanese food since holidaying in Japan, 3 of our party of 6 had not eaten Japanese food before and we could not fault the service or the food. Very reasonably priced too....will definitely go back!

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Again Kinji is outstanding! Everything about the place makes you want to come back again! The food is exceptional and reasonably priced. The staff a friendly, very communicative, helpful and fast! Probably one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Thanks Kinji!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$36
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279b Greers Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-359 4697

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