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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
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My sister brought me to this wonderful restaurant last Thursday for lunch on my first visit back to Christchurch in eight years. A wonderful choice of hers as Asian fusion food is right on up there for me. She had been here a couple of times before for dinner and said it was extremely popular so we were quite surprised... More 

Thank Julieg1965
Tauranga, New Zealand
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175 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fusion restaurant. Almost all the dishes have Asian influence, and are to be shared. The dishes came promptly, so were the drinks. All the dishes were delicious ! Bookings are essential.

Thank feipo
Jakarta, Indonesia
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865 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We made a reservation for an early dinner at King of Snake and sat at a table for two as the restaurant began to fill up. They had a good variety of wines by the glass, and we had a glass of botrytis voigner. We had peanut salad leaves starters with a main course of stir fried beef with mushrooms.... More 

Thank Staidthere
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family-style eating, with relatively small portions. The spinach salad is handheld and small (two bites), but full of flavors. Crispy duck, indeed, had crispy skin. Fried calamari was delicious, too. Service was not bad, just average (take order, bring food, clear table, etc....standard). This was the last meal of our trip. We were missing our Asian food; and, this eased... More 

Thank Quyen L
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience in both quality of food and drinks. Priced well to reflect the great tasting food and the uniqueness of the dishes. Great cocktails too.

Thank Yates82
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A dinner outing with friends prior to their departure. This restaurant had remained open on a public holiday and was extremely busy. We booked in advance and knew we would be on a shared table with a time limit. Regardless, this did not detract from the experience. We sampled various starters, squid, wontons and the special salad. Brilliant. A mixture... More 

Thank Andy A
Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how this restaurant got its name, but it doesn't matter. What matters is that the food is FANTASTIC! Probably the best meal we had in NZ. Don't let the sticker shock deter you from the Moong Dal salad. $17.50 NZD seems pricy for a starter, but having had it, I would pay twice that price. The idea of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place, everything on the menu is outstanding with service to match. Some very unique dishes with fantastic flavour combinations. Great cocktails too - again like nothing you've ever tasted before, especially the king of snake.

Thank Nicole G
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and service to boot, meals came out fast after ordering.. suggest booking as its pretty busy! Try the wontons:)

Thank Ben S
Bethesda, Maryland
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service were very good. The restaurant was crowded and somewhat noisy so that detracted from our enjoyment.

Thank 102mauricea

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?