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King of Snake

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145 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-365 7363
16:00 - 01:00
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is hard to be positive about venturing out on a Sunday Evening, when the rain is relentlessly falling, falling and falling some more. However, the restaurant is highly recommended by friends, I have made the reservation and the Uber driver is on his way. We get in the car and slowly descend down the hill, the driver checking the... More 

Thank kcnz
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and good ambience and not to forget great taste, loved the food. Will recommend it everyone

1 Thank billyrombis
New York City, New York
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191 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We couldn't get into King of Snake our 1st night in Christchurch, so we made a reservation for the following evening. It's located down a driveway, so if you're looking for a street side entrance, it's easy to walk right on by. They boast of Asian Fusion, and the idea is to go in a party and pass around dishes... More 

1 Thank Robert S
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited twice with different work mates, both visits were good. Each time they were very busy and we hadn't booked ahead, however they were able to seat us in the bar area. I would recommend booking were available. The restaurant has a lovely decor and the staff were very nice. Food was pretty good, its a tapas style place which... More 

1 Thank Paul A
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Another good evening at King of Snake. We arrived five minutes early for our reserved table, which was not ready for about half an hour. This was easily forgiven as we were well looked after in the bar area and it was an extremely busy Saturday night - maybe we were lucky to be able to reserve a table at... More 

Thank frankiethe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal out at King of snake. Really good contemporary Asian fusion food and cocktails. Highly recommend the tuna salad, and sticky beef rib. Also, the chocolate fondant is out of this world! We were served by Maddy who went out of her way to look after us, even though we had no reservation. Her food and drink... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cold evening, but the restaurant was warm as we entered, unfortunately the waitress kept opening the door and letting all the heat out. We were seated at a table with bar stools that were extremely uncomfortable.The aubergine side dish was so spicy we couldn't eat it, no warning on the menu. The other dishes we ordered were... More 

Thank Linda D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a couple of friends to king of snake last night, and I can tell you this is definitely the best restaurant in the city by far, the service provided by the staff was really professional and polite and the food was so delicious, full of flavour and spices but not ridiculously hot spicy... great generous serving sizes... More 

Thank Betiana C
Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit tuckered out from our trip from the States, I asked the woman next to me on the plane from Auckland to Christchurch where we should eat dinner our first night in NZ. She enthusiastically recommended King of Snake (plus it was near our hotel). It was a fun introduction to NZ dining. Certainly not your stereotypical lamb place,... More 

Thank upnatum
Binfield, United Kingdom
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137 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in Christchurch and we popped in about 6 in the evening. We were very lucky to get a table in the bar. Maddison our waitress was excellent guiding us through the menu and attentive thereafter. We had half a duck and sweet and sour pork and vegetables. The food was delicious and in both cases the meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 7363
King of Snake brings a new level of Asian dining to Christchurch. A timeless paean to Southeast Asian sensuality. King of Snake titillates Christchurch’s Victoria Street precinct with Tony Astle’s elevation of the the region’s tastes, textures and visuals in a casual, sexy atmosphere.King of Snake is a Restaurant and Bar located at 145 Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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