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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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7.3 km from Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

Average and over priced. The amount of food that we received on a set menu was small and over priced, Really disappointed in the place and will not return

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

Good spot for a quick Lunch. Sushimi was really good. Tuna Salmon & white fish. Provided Gluten Free Soy. Fried Rice was nice and tasty.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023

For those who like big meals, this restaurant is ideal. Just don’t expect the quality to match the size if the meals. We ordered a variety of dishes. Most were average but one dish was just an insult! I ordered Agedashi Tofu - a dish...I’m very familiar with and that I order almost every time I eat at a Japanese restaurant, which is very often. For those who don’t know, Agedashi tofu is a dish that consist of two main elements - Deep fried tofu and a delectable broth made with a dashi stock … then topped of with various extras like spring onion, grated ginger, radish, bonito flakes etc. However this was totally different. I got deep fried tofu in a sticky, sickly sweet gel-type caramelly sugar sauce that did not resemble any Agedashi tofu I ever had or ever heard of before. Now, I get it that many restaurants want to put a spin on an original… but this showed no resemblance whatsoever. Maybe if the dish wad called “deep fried tofu in thick caramel gel” it would have been more appropriate. And maybe some diners would like that (although I doubt it). Just a note of appreciation here - I complained and the manager came to talk to me. Was very graceful about it and didn’t charge me for it. Hence the two stars instead of just one. We also ordered a large plate of assorted sashimi. I was disappointed to see that it consisted of two thirds salmon and one third white fish. So not that assorted and it was very thickly cut, although the choice of how sashimi is cut is probably just a personal choice. Also ordered crispy fried scallops. It was crispy fried alright, but in a dough so thick that it completely overwhelmed the delicate tast of the scallops. So all and all a huge disappointment. Thankfully the sake we ordered made up for a waste of time and money.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2022 via mobile

I love this restaurant. It is an easy walk from airport hotels. This was my first visit since Covid lockdown. It was as good as I remember - I had the SuRa set menu - great food, fast and delicious. Service wasn’t as slick as...I remember but the food was good, ambience was good. Highly recommended when staying overnight at the airport.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 19 December 2022 via mobile

We had an enjoyable dinner in this restaurant. It is quite near the airport. Booking is highly recommended. The food is delicious and the staffs are friendly. We particularly like the tepenyaki icecream.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022 via mobile

Was looking forward to a leisurely meal with family and whilst the food was great it arrived essentially all at once and we felt pressured to finish and free up the table. Not a great experience given reasonably high prices

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

Reasonably priced, massive portions and perfectly cooked chicken katsu. Only thing is the sauce was way to sweet for my liking, would be good to tone that down. Chairs weren’t exactly comfortable but fairly decent for a random place near CHC airport

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022

Oh dear - looks like we'll need to find a new Teppanyaki joint. Burnt the egg, obliterated the roll instead of the fast slice with the blades, the fried rice was burnt rice ( see the previous egg ), scallops were black on one side...and untouched on the reverse, and the venison was so well done it was charred. The floor mats were sticking to our shoes which was just gross. To top that off the small saki amounted to two thimbles. Appears to have had a change of ownership and has suffered immensely. Very much put a sour note on a special occasion. In 2016 the experience was awesome, which made last nights experience quite disapointing. Definitely won't be going backMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 8 January 2022 via mobile

Expensive, small plate of stir fry veges, gluggy rice and steak for $42. All arriving 15min apart. Not sure what this place is trying to be but don't charge high prices for avg food and mediocre service.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2021

This is always a great experience. Lots of people and a busy place to dine. The food is always fabulous and the service is super fast. Great choice for dinner

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 6 March 2021

We had a great experience at SuRa Friendly staff Fast & efficient service Sensational food Great all round experience

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 8 September 2020 via mobile

What a great experience, brilliant chef's performing their cooking skills with the precision of a top showman. Service was very good and the food extremely tasty being suitable for everyone. Well worth a visit and I have to admit I was impressed as it wouldn't...have been a place I would have chosen to go. Daughters suggestion as she'd been many times finding it consistently excellent. Will we go again certainly will.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 30 May 2020 via mobile

Excellent teppanyaki on a quiet winter's night. The Chef kept us well entertained with he usual mix of flames, magic, banter and flying morsels. Wonderful touch with the to hankyou in salt, written in reverse bottom up. A superb skill. We will be Back.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 25 March 2020

We took a table along the wall, rather than sit in front of the skilful Chef who cooks to order. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the artistically arranged plates of delicious sashimi and sushi seafood that could not have been...any fresher. Beware the small green cone on the plate is hot wasabi (horseradish) not avocado! This restaurant is conveniently located at the Airport, so well worth a visit if you have time to spare before travelling. Thoroughly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

Food delicious as always. Unusual to receive soup and rice after our main. Had always had it before in the past! Service good but very quick eating experience given it being relatively expensive

Date of visit: February 2020
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SURA TEPPANYAKI, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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  • Food: 4
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