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King of Snake

145 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-365 7363
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“wontons” (63 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (49 reviews)
“tuna salad” (12 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
145 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hidden down an alley off a quiet street, this place was pumping. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table but it was worth it. Charming staff and service (are there any Kiwis working in hospitality or are they all from the UK /...More

Thank mtjb01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is recommended by a guru and we all approved as well as definitely giving 2 thumbs up for food taste and ingredients quality. Be sure to make the reservation in advance as it is very popular among food lovers.

Thank petites_people
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends took us here for a nice meal as we were visiting from Australia. Bookings are a must, but the service was well paced and attentive. The decor inside is modern and lively. Most importantly the food is delicious! There’s so much flavor in...More

Thank Steph R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked into this one on the back of a taxi drivers recommendation. We went to the Mexican next door to start with but it was full but how lucky was that? KoS is brilliant. The food was exceptional, so good we went all three...More

Thank 56stuart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another excellent Asian fusion place in a city packed with great choices. The decor is lovely and the service excellent (which is an anomaly in NZ). The duck is the go to dish and a must have. All the food was top-notch and...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by family and also our hotel. Thanks to both. Spinach leaf with roasted coconut, peanuts, garlic, chilli & lime to start - Sichuan fried tofu, spicy coriander salad & red dragon sauce. Beef ribs with rice. Food to die for. That was enough for...More

Thank leoharney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was with a group (9) on a busy Sat night and found the staff a bit slower than the last time we ate here. Five sticky beef wontons for $20.50 was a wee bit steep and the Chicken Salad at $35.50 although quiet tasty did...More

Thank StumpyNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my birthday with hubbie and nine year old. Played it safe for the young one and ordered sweet n sour pork and penang beef cheeks. Both so flavoursome and delicious, with meat so tender. The service here is always great, we will be...More

Thank AndreaJarvis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spinach leaf with roasted coconut, peanuts, garlic, chilli & lime to start - Sichuan fried tofu, spicy coriander salad & red dragon sauce for ME - sweet & sour pork (belly) with pineapple & cherry tomato for HIM. Food to die for. The flavours were...More

Thank ozdivergt
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We enjoyed this meal more than any other on our South Island trip (and that includes an eye-wateringly expensive dinner at Roots in Lyttleton). The atmosphere is intimate, the service attentive, and the Asian fusion food is an inspiration. Silky tofu with a spiky sauce,...More

Thank Belinda R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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
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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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