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Samurai Bowl

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574 Colombo | Shop 5, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-379 6752
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The takeaway reviews for this place are raving, but what we experienced was something we could make at home. The vegetarian stirfry tasted just like frozen veggies, white rice and soy sauce, at a high price as well. Disappointed, we will not be going back.

Thank jemmah3
Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to eat in the downtown area and was craving something "ethnic" and found Samurai Bowl while walking around. You can get a bowl of delicious noodle-y goodness here, with all the right fixin's in Japanese ramen. Lots of side dishes to share as well - edamame, karaage (fried chicken) and gyoza (dumplings). Price was reasonable. A surprising but... More 

Thank juliana74
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us were seeking a different dining experience, when one of the group said the is a Japanese restaurant in Wairakei Road, at the airport end. I have never been to Japan, but the meals we ordered and shared were excellent. This is a casual restaurant suitable for families. Friendly, fast, efficient service.

Thank Ian J
Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Cute, busy wee restaurant. Reminded us of small casual restaurants in Japan! We had Tonkotsu and Miso ramen, and gyoza. Both were pretty good, nothing amazing but certainly didn't mind eating them. But we were trying to find a replacement to the ramen we miss from Japan and these didn't quite hit the spot. Quite a varied menu and reasonably... More 

Thank LarriH_13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Have been a few times and is usually pretty busy and always clean and tidy. The ramen and octopus balls are really good.

Thank Saphire M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

real taste of japanese cuisine , i did find this restaurant everage but my girl firend really like it as she use to live in japan so i guess it s quite good lol.

Thank juliencarpiste57
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A very clean and tidy efficient restaurant. Mixed group of people dining. Service quick and efficient and not to long to wait for food. Menu has all things covered from Ramen to salads and sushi etc. Reasonably pricing. Great first experience went back the next day with my wife and the experience was consistent with the day befores.

Thank JHH50
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Coming from a city with great Japanese food I was craving for a bowl of hot ramen as NZ weather can get fairly chilly even in summer. Found this little gem, and got their signature Samurai ramen, a good size (for what it costs) bowl of great broth and chewy noodles. Some people may like a thicker cut of meat... More 

Thank l2ainie
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Very busy restaurant, service was ok , really good sushi, value for your money meals, idk if they have a bathroom actually i just hit up south city mall for that. Interiors basic. good for a quick lunch tbh. I cant fault the dudes great to get ramen during winter.

Thank Snobzz
Boston, Massachusetts
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199 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Good veg sushi, tasty and inexpensive. I did not like very much the veggies and rice bowl however it was a more than decent dinner overall

Thank siuppolina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Colombo | Shop 5, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-379 6752

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