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Tony's Teppan Yaki Restaurant

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2 Waterman Place | Ferrymead, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
+64 3-348 5644
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly not a good experience tonight. Sat at the end of the Teppan, a place where you don't even have a chef in front of you. Food was nice BUT shockingly indifferent service, inattentive, distracted and sullen chefs. Won't be going back!

1 Thank Max00785
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is in a group of eateries with good options, can be busy, would be great for a group with the etertainment value of teppan yaki

Thank Adrianhamill
Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are big fans of Teppanyaki and have a favourite local restaurant we like to go to however friends suggested going here as there was an 'all you can eat' deal on. The service was good, we sat around the hot plate which I think is a must to get the full experience. The chef cooking in... More 

Thank Mikaylaj7
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

It was our first visit to @Tony's and we were not disappointed! We chose the Tempura Set menu and the Land and Sea set menu. All of the food was absolutely delicious and we could see it being cooked by the chefs. The service was very attentive and they were friendly and helped us understand some items on the menu.... More 

Thank Y1152PRhelenm
Swan Hill, Australia
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415 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Not at Waterman place, but at 85 Riccarton Rd. Beautiful food,presented so well, friendly staff - a must stop and try. Couldn't get into a restaurant nearby, so thought we would try - certainly not disappointed. Very busy and a little noisy.

Thank turoar
Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The tempura veg was good - although I could have eaten double the portion - more of a tapas approach. The service was very fast and efficient

Thank saxyannie
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Decent place, very friendly service. We got the all you can eat special, but didn't realize that we would have to eat just the basic teppan yaki (which makes sense). We enjoyed our meal and the servers were very attentive, but it wasn't anything special.

Thank Christina T
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I love this place to eat at its always a consistently amazing meal and the service is always great :) I will rave about this time especially because I have a soy allergy and this was hard given its Japanese! The lovely young lady who served us as well as another awesome young man were just so happy to try... More 

Thank Amy M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome we go when we can always sit around and watch our food get cooked. Great staff fast service.

Thank Lyla H
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place, we are locals and have been a few times and we can totally say it's one of our favorites. Exceptionally good!

Thank nztravelbuggers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Waterman Place | Ferrymead, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 5644
Established in 1999 on Riccarton Road by entrepreneur Bernard Wong and chef Tony Chin (Yamagen, Sala Sala, Vesuvio and Samurai restaurant). Together with Bernard's business plans and concept and chef Tony's expertise in Japanese cuisine, they have started one of the most reputable and busiest Teppan Yaki Japanese restaurants in Christchurch today. With their newest franchise just opened in April 2011 at Ferrymead.

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