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Ace Wasabi

106 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 1028
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (5 reviews)
“teriyaki” (2 reviews)
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Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If i could give this place a higher score I would in a heart beat. The ambience was amazing, service was possibly be best I have ever had!! Food was mouth watering and the beverages we delicious!! Of all the things here I think service...More

Thank Allykhat
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We love Japanese food and were so excited to find this right near our accommodation at Heartland Hotel Cotswold. The service was impeccable, the hot sake was the nicest I've ever had. No beer on tap but they had bottled Sapporo. We tried the spicy...More

Thank sexyadventures
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Great night, excellent food and wonderful service. Fantastic Teppanyaki in Christchurch. Definitely worth the visit

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We dined here a couple of nights ago with our 3 small children and what a great evening we had! It was a lovely restaurant with fantastic service and beautiful food. The chef and all the staff were great with our children and provided lots...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

One of my favourites. It's not usually too busy but the food is to die for. I usually have teppanyaki at the grill. It's great to watch your food being prepared and the chef does a funny game where you catch the egg in your...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

At first we were not to sure about eating here as it didn't look like much as you walk up to it. It is relatively plane on the inside as well but was decorated very nicely. However this all changed, the food was fantastic, if...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

On a recent trip to Christchurch, I visited this restaurant for the first time and it was my first experience of Teppenyaki. It was brilliant, the chef was fantastic, engaging and friendly, the food was extremely well cooked, and very varied, the service was first...More

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with group of friends, sat round the teppanyaki bar which is great entertainment. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Meal was good but not as good as the last time we went...

Thank annemarie p
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food is really good. You can take your time to enjoy the food. Teppenyaki Chef is a Japanese not like most Japanese restaurants. The price is reasonable.

Thank Joseph Y
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A great meal, plenty of selection including gluten free. Everyone was very happy with their meals and drink service.

Thank Linda P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$72
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 1028
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Ace wasabi offers the best of Japanese dining and now serves both Teppanyaki and Authentic Japanese Cuisine. Ace wasabi has re-opened at a new location in Merivale. Our restaurant now serves delicious Teppanyaki in a beautiful surrounding which can seat up to 18 people. As our Teppanyaki is very popluar, bookings are highly recommended. Ace wasabi is also comprised of a beautiful restaurant that serves the finest of Japanese cuisine. Not only do we serve fresh Sushi, Sashimi and divine Japanese dishes and desserts, but we also serve Teppanyaki(on Hot plates) to the tables for those who require a more quiet and private atmosphere. We also serve delicious coffee and teas in a garden setting cafe. Ace wasabi also provides a beautiful and spacious function room which can carter for any special occasion, such as weddings, Birthday parties, Christmas parties and work dos. This room can provide for appoximately 25 people. Furthermore, we have now opened a new private teppanyaki area. We can seat up to 25 people which makes it suitable for private functions such as engagement, dinners, birthday parties or word dos. We have three highly professional teppanyaki chefs who are ready to enlighten your five senses. Ace wasabi also offers Gift Vouchers that are great as gifts.
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