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S$15 - S$38
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Steakhouse, European, New Zealand
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Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday

The food here couldn’t be better, the chargrilled steaks are amazing and I plan to return often! The staff were friendly and made great drinks. The afternoon delight is a must have! As is the Tomahawk

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner and I came in, ordered the 300g Sirloin and the slow-cooked Beef Ribs, with a side of baby carrots. The steak was so flavorful and the ribs melted in our mouths. The baby carrots paired well with our meal as it was mild...and soft. We would definitely come back next time!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely the best steak ive had in a long while - I had the 450gm ribeye on the bone and it was faultless - cooked exactly as ordered - we ordered all the sides to try and the rocket and the carrots were our favourites

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing! The best steak. Delicious cocktails too. Warm inviting space. Will definitely be back when back in Christchurch

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! We had planned to go to O.G.B and got there and decided to find a steakhouse instead. JABA came up so we decided to walk and go have dinner there. So glad we did, The food was absolutely exquisite! The service was top notch...and we are so glad we decided to change our minds go elsewhere and end up at JABA. We will definitely be going back. Afterwards we went next door to Tiger Baby where the service was also fantastic and the cocktails super delicious!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

This was one of the best steaks I have ever had! We were in a party of six and had fillet, ribeye and t-bone between us - all of it was incredible. Cheesecake and cocktails really amazing too. Above all of that, customer service was...incredible! Can’t fault anything with our night out. Definitely recommend this place 😊More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 29 April 2024

Selected Jaba based on location and previous reviews. We were not disappointed, and all enjoyed our meals. Fillet was excellent, and our friend enjoyed the chicken dish. Squid was also very good. Parking garage nearby too which is a bonus.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 April 2024 via mobile

We had our first meal in NZ on our 2 week holiday here - I chose it for my steak loving man before our holiday based on the reviews etc and they gave us a beautiful romantic table and were really responsive to my emails...before we left Australia. This was a treat for my partners 50th … and it was sensational! Birthday boy had the tomahawk (he saved himself for days and it was worth the wait!!) I had the best ribeye steak that melted in the mouth - red wine jus was soooo good This is not a place for vegetables… although I loved the parsnip chips and mash - the food is outstanding and the staff are so friendly and attentive - We will definitely be back and strongly recommend this placeMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 April 2024

One of the best steaks I’ve had in years. Cooked just right and beautifully presented. Service was excellent. We sat outside because the music inside was a bit loud.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 April 2024

Having read previous reviews we were keen to try Jaba for ourselves - it didn't disappoint!! Fantastic food, excellent service and a very enjoyable dining experience which we will look to repeat on our next visit to Christchurch.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

An excellent and highly recommended restaurant! The food was sensational and it was obvious to me that the staff had been well trained and they went the extra mile with service.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

Great food. We had the main course lamb and ribs with chips as a side. They were prepared really well so definitely good option. The staff is friendly.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

The service was great, food came out in a reasonable time, atmosphere was good. The cocktail I ordered was nice but exceptionally small. The sides, sauces and veg tasted great but the steak which should have been the star of the dish was lacking. I...ordered medium but got medium rare, I sliced the fillet and added salt as it was tasteless. The BBQ sauce was fantastic though. Should have ordered the ribs (they would also have been cheaper). Might try again but will probably try other places first.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

We ordered the lamb rump and pork ribs with the Beef rib sides. AMAZING! We see why Jaba is in the top five restaurants in Christchurch. Frankly, they should be #1!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

Omg the best steak!! We had the cave man rib eye which was delicious. The people next to us had ordered a tomahawk to share which we would preorder next time we are in Christchurch. Highly recommend booking. We had fries and veg as sides....Loads of gf availableMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jaba Grill and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5