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$8 - $16
CUISINES
Chinese, Japanese, Fast food, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

Sushi is good and reasonable price, I really like the ingredients. especially the beef dumplings. full of meat. the environment is also very comfortable. nice place.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 March 2023

a simple place with a limited choice of sushi but good quality and taste. unfortunately the dumplings were not up to the level of the sushi.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

Ordered katsu chicken, it was tiny & covered in a horrible sweet and sour sauce Dumplings ok but overpriced Everything served in takeaway containers. Avoid

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023

Walk on past. Do not waste your money. It used to be the best sushi in Christchurch when the original owners had it a few years ago. It was fantastic food and had amazing staff and owners. Current staff have no knowledge of Japanese cuisine...or customer service. Such a shame. I would encourage others to give honest reviews so the rating will go down on Tripadvisor, because it only ranks so high due the reviews of the original owners.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 January 2023 via mobile

Came here to escape the noise of Riverside and because of the high Tripadvisor ratings. Not great sushi, virtually no range to try, overpriced for what you get. The box of sushi my son got had a large green bluebottle fly in it. They swapped...it happily enough but I can’t vouch for what happened to it next…More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

One of the worst restaurants I have been, not worth even $10, very little portion, poor quality and package

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022

Very disappointing. Don't be fooled by the high TripAdvisor rating. Turned up to find a very small range of sushi which was very dry with the dumplings and donburi also nothing to write home about. We wish we had looked at the recent reviews before...our visit.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022

This place was remarkable 2+ years ago. Incredible hand made fresh sushi, nigiri and dumplings. So goof that it got to the #1 spot on tripadviser. A sushi restaurant at #1???? Amazing. In recent times though, maybe because of a change of ownership, the sushi...has been average at best and terrible at worst. The range is very small, the recent sushi I have had was dry and bland. There is no longer a pick and mix style of sushi where you can make a box of your own. This place needs to be taken down a few levels on TripAdviser. I wouldn't even put it in the top 10 for sushi in Christchurch, let alone a top 10 overall. Maybe it needs a few more realistic reviews to take it down from it's #2 spot.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 June 2022 via mobile

Came on here to see that my assumptions were correct, they have new owners. And boy can you tell. Very poor quality dumplings. Got told 15mins was 31 thats fine. But food was really horrible abd we won't be returning for $51 for what we...got. When you can make 10x better at home than what we got very disappointed. Such a pity. Also check I'm not sure I would leave your chopsticks out like you do one of ours was covered in mold. Even tho it was in a sealed packet.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

A limited choice as we were a bit late for lunch, however the sushi & dumplings met our expectation and were good value for money.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

New owner! Not like what I got before. It was very very good. Something wrong with TripAdvisor How this still in Top range.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 January 2021 via mobile

Had lunch here with some vegetarian options like udon noodles and dumplings and salmon donburi. All food served in takeaway containers which seemed wasteful even with patrons eating in. The wasabi was awful sitting on the counter. Service is good with food average.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 20 November 2020 via mobile

Hungry after the flight and hotel check, we still can’t recommend it. Very average dumplings, udon and katsu. Scalding green tea from a tea bag that was only brought out at the end of the meal. Restaurant prices for frozen food isle quality at best....End of 2020 this place is rated #1, maybe this was better deserved in the past.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 15 October 2020

Zen has been my go-to for sushi or dumpling lunch since it opened. Since ownership changed i've found that the quality isn't quite what it was. The last couple of times i've had the sushi it wasn't as fresh as i expected, nor was there...the same level of choice of different sushi types. I expect Covid hasn't helped the situation, with less people going through than used to be and therefore slower turnover of food. Service is still very friendly and one of these days i'm going have to try one of their newer Bento or ramen offerings.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

Great sushi. Arrived towards their closing hours and they had no salmon, however the guy at the counter was mind enough to whip some rolls up for me even though they were packing up. Great service and greT food. Will be back again.

Date of visit: September 2020
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ZEN SUSHI AND DUMPLINGS, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Zen Sushi and Dumplings offers takeaway services.

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Zen Sushi and Dumplings is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5