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Kinji Japanese Restaurant

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279b Greers Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3-359 4697
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

We came to NZ from Hong Kong and we were super impressed with the quality of the food at Kinji. There are tons of Japanese places in Hong Kong but to get quality food you must pay the price. We find that at Kinji we had excellent food at a reasonable price. The ingredients are just so fresh - everything... More 

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1 Thank Anna T
Richmond, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Wow! If you visit Christchurch this restaurant is a must do. In a quiet unassuming side road you willing this hidden jewel of a restaurant. It made other sushi and Japanese food we have had pale in comparison. The food was simply exquisite. We got there at 5pm mid week and were asked if we had made reservation. We hadn't... More 

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Beijing, China
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Their Sake Mussel is excellent. Tender and juicy. I also ordered the Teriyaki Soy Salmon. It is out of this world. Their Teriyaki is not all sweet but with a bit of sour taste. It is just the right balance that makes this dish perfect. Their King Salmon is also tender and moist. Their green team tiramisu is a bit... More 

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Thank Tata188
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

After finding the restaurant I was pleasantly surprised by the decor. The place was busy even on a weeknight, and I can understand why. The dishes were excellent, great flavours and well presented. The staff were attentive without being annoying. I would suggest booking, which I did and for a period of time the place was completely full.

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Thank SammyJay23
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

If you are looking for a great Japanese restaurant with good service you cannot go wrong going here. It is small so you do need to book

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Thank Anne M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

The food and the service was amazing! Every time when my friends came here to visit me, I always take them to eat here. But a little bit expensive...

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Takamatua, null, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The locality and street image might be modest the quality inside is unquestionable. The staff are gently attentive in that very Japanese way. The food is beautifully presented and of excellent quality. You need to like raw fish to experience its best dishes.

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Thank Niall H
Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

The food was amazing, the service exemplary, atmosphere top class. Never had Japanese before, the waitress helped us picking some beautiful dishes, I would recommend anyone to visit this restaurant, Kinji even came out at the end and spoke with us, what a great sense of humour, fantastic 10/10 experience!! We will be back next time we are in chch,... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

The food was very tasty and the service excellent. The sashimi and sushi was very tasty. Beautifully presented. We also shared some tempura which was beautifully cooked.

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1 Thank jubesDunedin
Christchurch, New Zealand
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

A good quality Japanese restaurant run by a proud Japanese chef Kinji. I love going to this place because it's like going to a restaurant in Japan. They have a 'special of the day' menu which is always full of exciting dishes using seasonally fresh ingredients. You can enjoy dishes that you don't see at other Japanese restaurants in New... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$36
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279b Greers Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-359 4697

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