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Kinji Japanese Restaurant

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279b Greers Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-359 4697
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We like to go here when we are after a great Japanese feed. The sashimi is always good. My favourite is the beef carpaccio, it's a stunner. We took some friends who are used to conventional food and they ordered it, not knowing what it was. When it arrived they were horrified that it wasn't cooked and almost sent it... More 

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Thank classicchch
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I have been to Kinji lots of times from pre earthquake days. I would rate it as the best Japanese restaurant in Christchurch if you don't mind paying a bit extra. A Japanese chef and Japanese staff make this a genuine Japanese dining experience.

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Thank Kimbo2014
New Zealand
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Large menu, great food, attentive and efficient service, reasonable prices and Saporro on tap. Excellent. Try the BBQ beef or Teriyaki chicken. Relaxed, intimate restaurant.

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Thank Kiwipj
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I have to say Kinji is one of the best Japanese restaurant in town. You will not be disappointed with every visit. It is a bit expensive but definitely worth the price.

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Thank Alexia Z
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to treat myself once in a while to this Christchurch Gem after a gym session. First positive is this place opens until 10pm six days in a week so I will never have to worry about gymming late and not get a feed. My first time to Kinji showed me the epitome of Japanese dining experience in New Zealand.... More 

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Thank Ted Y
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Exceptional in every way do not be put off that it is not in the centre of town. This was the first time having Japanese food since holidaying in Japan, 3 of our party of 6 had not eaten Japanese food before and we could not fault the service or the food. Very reasonably priced too....will definitely go back!

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Again Kinji is outstanding! Everything about the place makes you want to come back again! The food is exceptional and reasonably priced. The staff a friendly, very communicative, helpful and fast! Probably one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Thanks Kinji!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Have not been here for a while as Christchurch seems to suddenly have numerous great Japanese eateries so we now have too many to choose from but we have really enjoyed Kinji when we have dined there and always choose their food stalls at Japan Day and other food festivals around Christchurch as we know we will get a high... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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369 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Beautiful fresh, delicious sushi. This is as good as any I've eaten in Japan. Great warm, friendly service with fantastic quality food. I have been eating at this restaurant or getting takeaway's for a few years now and am never disappointed.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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312 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Came here to celebrate my wife's birthday with her family. Service - Friendly and efficient service. Warm and full of enthusiasm. Food - Deep fried tofu (fried nicely with good taste) and wasabi octopus (nicely seasoned with right amount of wasabi. There's extra serving of it if you want it spicier) as entree. Chawan mushi was well cooked with strong... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$36
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279b Greers Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-359 4697

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?