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Foo San Restaurant

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6-8 Rountree Street, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
348-4921
Today
10:30 - 02:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Fri 10:30 - 02:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Mon 10:30 - 14:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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251 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been eating at the Foo San for 25 years and got to know the family quite well over the years. Since we moved away from ithe University suburb we go less often now. A recent visit showed it keeps to its usual high-quality standard. Foo San is one of the few places where one can get yum cha in... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was seated IN toilet door way. Food was average. Staff were rude but maybe due to language barrier. Also no food safety rating displayed.

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Thank india443
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Authentic yum cha place. Food is prepared timely, can normally finish the meal in 20-30 mins. Lots of dim sum options.

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Thank Missionsonroad
Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We were after Yum Cha in Christchurch after we had arrived at the airport. We arrived at the restaurant at 2:15pm and were gone by 2:35pm. We had 6 dishes, chicken feet, tofu, eggplant, prawn dumpling and pan fried dumplings. The dishes were all hot, un pretentious, arrived quick smart and bloody tasty! All you could ask for and more..... More 

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Thank Ian W
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Had the most horrible dining experience of my life, had a group of 20 teenagers drunk of their face practically screaming the restaurant down drinking straight from wine bottles.. The staff did come in and tell them to shut up several times but they were ignored as it kept going.. Our group and every1 else in the restaurant were complaining... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The first time to go back in nine years. The price comparatively cheap and the service was fast. However, you need to turn a blind eyes to cleanliness of the floor, table and chinaware. The restaurant was busy and many queued for tables. We went with a 2 year old and a 8 month old but managed to finish our... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We've been regulars for over 10 years and will without reservation say that this is definitely the best Chinese restaurant in Christchurch. The Yumchar is second to none with all the traditional delicacies lovingly and authentically made with genuine ingredients. We've always been served very promptly and never had to wait to be seated or for our orders to be... More 

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Thank tianung
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I love this place for dinner! Haven't been there during the day though they are open. But with Malaysian chefs and staff, the food is awesomely authentic and the staff are really friendly 😊 relatively cheap, depending what you order

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Thank Debs P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

My partner and I came here instead of braving thr crowds at the noodle night markets. I read a lot of reviews first and found the ladies to be lovely there despite what I read. Food was ok, nothing particularly special. The lemon chicken was delicious! Second go at yum cha and it was ok. Probably wont be back.

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Thank cflutey
Christchurch, New Zealand
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I have been going to this place for a long time. This place is a very low key and reasonable yum cha restaurant. The lady does not appear very friendly but she's just always like that. The food is good and the price is pretty good. The restaurant is close to Canterbury University and can be noisy when they get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
10:30 - 02:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 Rountree Street, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 348-4921

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