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Sala Sala Restaurant

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142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 5932
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for three at Sala Sala was $180. It included 2 glasses of good wine and a hand made soda lime and bitters - a good start to find a restaurant in the South Island that treats non alcohol drinks as worthy of effort. The location on Papanui Road, the fit out, contemporary Chinese, the atmosphere and the staff were... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Went with my cousin for lunch and ordered 4 entrees to share....food was amazing! Service was excellent also. I manage a motel nearby and will definately recommend. 5 stars.

2 Thank Smjkins
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I love this resturant!! Went here a couple of months ago for a date and the food was so amazing, and the service was too. The teppanyaki table looked very fun I wish we could have tried that. Highly recommend this place!

Thank charli_bopp
Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

We visited Christchurch in February, just over 5 years after we left New Zealand to return to the UK. We often ate at the original Sala Sala in the centre of the city and we wanted to try out the new Sala Sala in Merivale. The food was as good as ever, but the restaurant lacked the ambience of the... More 

Thank Roysower
Rangiora, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Went with my partner and her parents for a birthday dinner. Food is fantastic and well priced, this is the 4th time I've been and it never gets old.

Thank bazingamedia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Now closed and premises and business for sale. RIP Sala Sala you will be missed, one of the finest restaurants that obviously didn't survive the move after the earthquake

Thank Rugbyfan35
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

... when only the best will do. Love the very affordable lunch menu around $20. Very charming service and always supreme quality.

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

We chose this restaurant to host a visiting family member and were delighted we did so. The parking was easy, the staff quick to seat us and serve drinks, and the tepanyaki was superb. We sat in the sun and enjoyed a very pleasant meal indeed. We will be back to try the dinner menue.

1 Thank John K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

We really enjoyed the set menu option at this restaurant. The food was delicious - really good quality meat in the mains and very generous portions. Good efficient service too. Fun to sit at the bar and watch the mains being prepared. The gyoza and green tea ice-cream (ordered on top of the set menu) were lovely too, especially the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We went out for a special occasion and we wanted somewhere REALLY good. We were not disappointed. The welcome was very warm, the service was superb, the feel in the restaurant was spot-on and the food was simply excellent. I had not been to Sala Sala since the shaking started and I wondered how it had fared. The restaurant was... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
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
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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