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The Station

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1 Restell Street | Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Mon 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a gem indeed! The servings were hefty and food were freshly prepared with excellent taste! The food were served with less waiting. We loved every bite of bulgogi and spicy seafoods. The staff were friendly and welcoming with ready and sweet smiles. The experience was truly satisfying!

Thank mamay210
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had always wanted to try this place but it slipped by. The atmosphere is quite neat an old railway station with a Korean /Japanese cuisine. The timbered interior is a little like some restaurants in Korea. The food was great 3 dishes quite enough to fill. Seafood pancake spicy squid and braised pork bones. All were really good.

Thank john f
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

ordered takeaways and were very disappointed both with the taste and the pricing - way overpriced for what you get - a small handful of mesculan- we could have got that ourselves from the supermarket - no dressing on this and tasteless. The meals were good last time we went there (maybe 2 months ago)

Thank nannyjanChristchurch
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

I went there with my friends of five yesterday. We found they had a new menu of Japanese cuisine. We ordered two big dishes($45 for each), one salad, one pancake and one salmon tataki. To our disappointment, the portion of each dish became way smaller than it used to be, but the taste of food didn't improve at all. Besides,... More 

Thank Yingqiang W
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Their waitor was grumpy and unfriendly. He was even drinking (wine) behind the bar while he was still working. Not a single word "thank you" to us when we paid and leaving.

Thank Iris N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Love this place! Fantastic food and atmosphere! Always fun and a great selection of food and drink! 10/10 would definitely come again and again!

Thank jonathansL7861NG
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Food was very spicy and too sweet for most dishes . Five of us had a separate order each which should come with individual side dish but were given only one plate of each side dish with portion meant for only 2 people instead of 5 of us. Quite disappointing as we had gone after reading good reviews. Service was... More 

1 Thank discipleAuckland
Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Went here on somewhat of a whim on a Wednesday night. No reservation, but no problem. We had a couple hearty Korean dishes, a pork bone stew and spicy seafood stew. They both came out surprisingly fast along with a number of tiny "condiments" - kimchi, beans, picked veggies, etc, - and rice. REALLY tasty, really affordable, friendly staff, a... More 

Thank BSchizz
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Went for a friends farewell - perfect place for it! Delicious food with plenty of flavour in every meal on the table. Fair warning that by hot it can be Korean spicy rather than Kiwi spicy - they did milder plates for those not heat tolerant. If you are considering a byo here - do it we had a great... More 

Thank Benn D
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

I am Korean. Americanized in most ways, my stomach has remained Korean. The Station is the real thing. My husband had the pork ribs based on recommendations from Tripadvisor reviews and I had the soft tofu stew. Both outstanding. Both the radish and cucumber kim chee were delicious, sufficiently pickled but not too sour. I hope to return before we... More 

1 Thank Julia Kim K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Restell Street | Papanui, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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