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King of Snake

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145 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-365 7363
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a disappointing reception (or lack thereof) at 50 Bistro we went to King of Snake to celebrate my son's 14th birthday. Ironically this unplanned sojourn meant that King of Snake replaced Pescatore as the most memorable meal I've experienced in a Christchurch Restaurant! I grew up eating Chinese food as one of my best friend's Uncles was the Don... More 

Thank Rob H
Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited a couple of years ago. They had lost my booking so my group had to wait a long time for a table. When we got one it was extremely large and the background noise was excessive, so we could only really talk to those people next to us. The food was good, however.

Thank William G
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us were here on a Friday night in November. Having been here once before when it first opened, I know it can be loud. Luckily on the night the noise was OK (we were seated on high table/chairs. We all got to order a dish and enjoyed sharing the food. When my husband ordered the sweet and sour... More 

Thank ptbabe
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highly rate this restaurant for a great night out, the service is great as well as the menu, but the cocktail list is amazing. Cant wait to dine again soon.

Thank kelly85clarke85
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to dining here as I love Thai food. The ambience was very dark, it was early evening so I was fine with that. The area we were seated in was very hot with no visible way of cooling, as I and my friend are early diners we opened the only outside door we could see to... More 

Thank Christine B
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick bite at King of Snake after a late arrival in Christchurch and a recommendation from the gentleman at the rental car counter in the airport. It's an interesting ambience - clearly hip/happening but a bit loud. I found the menu to be quite limited for vegetables and not really traditional Thai (but I live in a... More 

Thank Kim W
Blenheim, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was packed when we arrived. Thank goodness we had booked. We were directed to the bar whilst they cleared a table. The very schick bar staff (memories of the movie Kokomo) had us sorted with drinks and after only a short wait we were directed to our table. The menu is structured for sharing plates and the staff... More 

Thank Tracy T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the cocktails we had at the bar to the hairy oysters at the table, the culinary experience can not be faulted. But........ We went on a quiet Tuesday, they tried to seat us at the plastic chairs and tables but we asked and were moved to a nicer Tall table. Another let down are the mixed toilets. They remind... More 

Thank SaxonFraser
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit to king of snake, first time was pretty damn good. This time for our work function. I love being able to try different dishes so this was awesome. ABSOLUTELY love the duck and lamb cheeks. Drinks flowed a bit slow, but we were a really large group and the food definitely made up for it

Thank kated849
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us dined here on a Friday night. The restaurant was crowded and the acoustics poor. Four of us ordered a pork hock dish. It was badly overcooked and the crackling was like a suit of armour. It came with tasteless lettuce and was almost inedible. The wine list is extensive but the prices are outrageous. A very small... 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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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