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Sequoia 88 Restaurant

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New Zealand, Chinese, Asian
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340 Main North Rd, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-352 9165
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely disappointed with our lunch today....the food was luke warm, tasteless and rubbery, the variety was terrible especially if you aren't a meat eater. I thought because there has been a change of management that things would of improved but they haven't. I will not be back.

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Thank Clarissa D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mains were terrible - stodgy, unappealing, lacking variety. I would hardly say that there were any asian dishes on the menu at all. The roast meat was all dried up and looked ghastly. The salads were unoriginal and lacked flavour. The desserts were even worse - no mousse, no pavlova, no cheesecake. We didn't enjoy any of it. Do... More 

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Thank lynet2017
SequoiaTheRedwood, Owner at Sequoia 88 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Sequoia. There are many many dishes to choose from. You have stated the deserts you missed, but I wonder if you tried some of the desserts that were on the buffet. Tiramisu, chocolate brownie with chocolate ganache, meringue nests with cream and many more. We have noted several reviews about the roast meat and as... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Sequoia 88 for many years but have found the quality of the dishes has plummeted lately. Disappointing salads, no roast pork and applesauce, no seafood dressing and lemon for fish, no tartare sauce, NO pavlova and when the other cream choice that being eclairs, had run out we were told there were no more !... More 

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Thank Joanne P
SequoiaTheRedwood, Owner at Sequoia 88 Restaurant, responded to this review

We have a large range of people coming to Sequoia - all ages and different tastes. There are ample salad ingredients - somewhat deconstructed so you can make your salad the way you like it - this is one way to cater for different tastes. For people who like pork we have hot ham. There is always lemon for fish... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lovely staff but it appears the menu now caters for mainly Asian style dishes. What happened to good old English favourites? Many dishes are or too heavy on the salt and sugar. This has been a regular favourite of ours and while the prices are fair we really miss the pavlova fresh fruit salad and jelly. The meringue nests are... More 

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1 Thank julieash2n
SequoiaTheRedwood, Owner at Sequoia 88 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We do listen to our customers and we do value you. We always look for trends in feedback. We have such a wide demographic amongst our customers in age,from babies to 100 year olds, culture and of course likes and dislikes but we always hope that every person who dines... More 

Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The numbers of food choices and quality has been declinced dramatically comparing to previous owner/management. We were a big fan of Sequoia88 in the past unfortuately not any longer, the dinner we had late night was very very disappointing. It appears there were cost savings 'cut backs' reflected onto the menu offering a few example of this are: asian dishes... More 

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Thank barrylm8
SequoiaTheRedwood, Owner at Sequoia 88 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for giving us some feedback. You ask some questions & I will endeavour to answer them. We have chosen not to have both ham and roast pork as they are both pork. We have roast beef and ham. There has never been roast lamb on the carvery I am told. We have introduced whole salmon as... More 

Sawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My family and i went for dinner here,we had'nt made a booking but the front desk staff were great and found us a place, even though we had a pushchair and a wheelchair. Excellent value for money, food was very good and the service was just as good. We really enjoyed our evening here, great company, great food and great... More 

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2 Thank John S
SequoiaTheRedwood, Owner at Sequoia 88 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Ive been here twice since the Sequoia went under new management and a new chef the food is really good!!!! The price is good for what you're getting.

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1 Thank Sammy404
SequoiaTheRedwood, Owner at Sequoia 88 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for helping us with your feedback. So glad you enjoyed the experience. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Our family have all been coming here for many years for Christmas Dinner along with other celebrations. Today, I found the place less child friendly than it has ever been. There was no Jelly, no trifle, no custard for Christmas and silly little jar things that hardly fit the spoon that had a kind of mousse in them. Not nearly... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is an amazing place the food range is great even for the fussy eaters, The Entertainment kept my granddaughters 3 and 4 on the dance floor for a while. Although they did not like one little boy...lol they didnt want boy germs...lol Will be going back again for sure..

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Thank Lisa C
Sammy G, Reception at Sequoia 88 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad you all enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to seeing you again :) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I must say I'm surprised at some of the scathing reviews in here,but different people like different things,and everyones entitled to an opinion.... We've been coming here for a few years for celebratory meals - was looking forward to the old fav dishes,but was alarmed to see that a few of them had gone...but man oh man,soon got over my... More 

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2 Thank Julie C
SequoiaTheRedwood, Owner at Sequoia 88 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time for giving us some feedback. We appreciate this. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
New Zealand, Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 340 Main North Rd, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-352 9165
Description
A buffet restaurant, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Huge array of dishes. Ideal for groups. Appeals to all generations. Child friendly. Recently refurbished restaurant. Full bar service.

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