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Sala Sala Restaurant

142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 5932
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“dumplings” (6 reviews)
“creme brulee” (2 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to try again as it was under new management and were both disappointed! It's very Chinese, the dishes didn't have a lot of flavour and were extremely expensive for what you got! Would recommend eating elsewhere.

Thank StephM1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends treated us to a set menu meal last week. It was a GrabOne for four people costing $100. The food was poor - barely take-away standard. Dull and all looked and tasted the same - small portions and barely enough for four. We bought...More

Thank ChrizBee59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been long-time fans of Sala Sala when it was still a Japanese restaurant, we decided to buy a Grab One voucher to try the new Asian Fusion set menu. We started off with perfection. Loved the hot Prawn Meatballs, which were crisp on the...More

Thank SkyeWanderer777
Reviewed 31 July 2017

On a $50 Grabone voucher we had a set menu lunch here. The meal was very tasty, the chili oil dumplings superb and the fried rice another highlight. Service was quick and friendly. Will be back.

Thank MRed13
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My husband and I decided to try out the set menu (Grab One) on a Sunday evening after a busy weekend. This was our first visit back to Sala Sala after the change of ownership and we are pleased to be able to report that...More

1  Thank miawils0n
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We had dinner tonight it was a set menu and what an amazing meal it started with dumplings and seafood balls oh yummy they were delicious then we had roast duck crepes and veges with hoisen sauce then pork and spicy sausage fried rice and...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening - the restaurant was clean tidy and well presented. We were greeted with a smile by a very pleasant young lady who explained the menu. We opted for the shared $50 set menu which arrived promptly was well presented...More

Thank Glenda I
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Hands down one the best meals in a long time.. They are now an Asian Fusion restaurant and the food was divine. We had the set menu for two thanks to a great GrabOne offer. Every dish was mouth watering and just the right amount...More

Thank Erika J
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We were invited out by kind friends to lunch on a Sunday at Sala Sala. The restaurant is set back from the road in a simple but striking 2 story 1930s/1940s house. As you enter, through the bright red door, you are immediately struck by...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The service at Sala Sala is excellent - friendly, attentive, accommodating. We had a set menu, comprising some real highlights - the Peking duck pancakes, and the pork dumplings in a wonderful hot sauce - and some more average dishes - the Szechuan chicken I...More

Thank Merissa F
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 5932
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Sala Sala has recently reopened under new management at 142 Papanui Road, Merivale Our new home is in a 2 store renovated house which provides a dining room on the ground floor as well as three dining rooms upstairs available for private dining or business meeting.
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