Chichi Kitchen

Chichi Kitchen

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Hours
Mon
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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About
We serve fusion pasta dishes with exotic touches. Not just bolognese, pesto pasta. You will be quite surprised, nice surprise!
PRICE RANGE
$6.00 – $33.00
CUISINES
Italian, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles83 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Sammie C
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
The pasta here was delicious! My family is Italian so we were a little hesitant to try Italian food in Christchurch, but we were blown away. The pasta is fresh and homemade and all of the sauces were scrumptious. They only have pasta and the menu is kind of small, so I'd check it out ahead of time to make sure there's something you like, but if there is then there won't be disappointed! The one downside is that they bring the dishes out one at a time because they're freshly prepared, so the first person in our party of four finished their meal before the last even got it. However, it is well worth it. Would highly recommend!
Written 5 January 2020
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Mark g
Wellington35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 friends
This little spot has great pasta meals made with thier own made pasta. Very relaxed setting. Had the Rissota as an entree between us. So nice. BYO wine. I had the creamy chicken fettuccine which was rich and full of flavour. Very well priced
Written 11 September 2020
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Farhan
Auckland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
Got here again after last year finding this little gem and I was again blown away with the quality and taste of their food! Everything is so good. They accommodated special requests no problem and the chef came to check if it was to our liking… where does this happen anymore? Very friendly staff and great quality food.. will come to Christchurch again just to eat here 🙂
Written 30 December 2021
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elsthorpe
Waipawa375 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
We read the positive reviews and thought this would be ideal for a birthday treat.Visitors to ChCh and better signage to the cafe would help.One frazzled but pleasant waitstaff person trying to attend to a large group plus other diners. Board advertising food options did not match menu...No salads which are a given in an Italian restaurant.Pasta advertised as being made freshly.Possible in view of wait time but reserve opinion as to whether fresh or not. Portions medium. Rashly had Korean beef with pasta.Disastrous mix with no flavour. Prosecco good but nothing else.
Written 25 February 2021
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MarmOtt2013
57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 couples
The main restaurant was fully booked but the owner ushered us across to his “Friday overflow” room. We started with the very tasty garlic bread and a couple of glasses of red wine, then ravioli with creamy mushroom sauce and spicy tomato pasta. Hearty and warming and totally delicious.
Written 27 April 2021
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DamonNZ
Christchurch32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Christchurch. Food is superb, atmosphere is great, and service is excellent. I have food allergies and Chef takes extra care to ensure I get an appropriate meal – which is always delicious. Lots of food options including gluten free. We have been back numerous times. Very highly recommend.
Written 12 May 2022
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Bern_Shen
San Francisco149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 solo
Delighted to find this small gem fully deserves its online praise! Reminiscent of Flour & Water in my home town of San Francisco, Chichi Kitchen (a clever trilingual pun) has nailed the niche of a restrained menu of pasta, perfectly prepared. The owner/chef & staff were generous & friendly to this solo diner, sharing their perspective on the rapidly evolving CHCH food scene. Their garlic bread redefines the genre, & the mushroom ravioli was an umami bomb, pairing nicely with both a glass of Barbera & Otago Pinot. Highly recommended!
Written 23 May 2022
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wayoutjack
Auckland Central5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
If you’re looking for an Italian, look no further. Best Italian I’ve had in NZ. Home made, fresh, delicious. Would definitely come back. Mushroom fettuccine and Chicken Rosé fettuccine were incredible, finished off with a mouth sensation Creme Brûlée. 10/10
Written 6 October 2020
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Guide329187
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 friends
Waited an hour between entree and main. Ordered garlic bread had two small slices for 3 of us. Mains were very sweet like a heated up beef stir fry with sugar added. So disappointing. The waitress did her best won't fault her service.
Written 2 July 2022
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651terryp
Christchurch8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 couples
Honestly this is by far the best Italian I have ever had. We read the reviews before we booked and they did not disappoint. The flavours were amazing and I felt the chef put his heart and soul into his food. Well done you should be very proud of what you served us.
Written 13 March 2021
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Hamish C
Hong Kong146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
Ae booked in advance and had a nice warm table st end of place under heater.... Ask for this table when booking for 4 or 5. Garlic bread was not good... I had the chook pasta. Nice and creamy. Others had chichi Deli which was tasty and creamy. No salt and pepper on table which was a shame as my dish cluld have done with a little more season. Only had Ice Cream to finish so we moved on. Would I go back, sure it is a nice little place and I could see Chef was hard at work in the open kitchen area, but the Garlic bread... this needs a rethink.
Written 10 October 2020
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gbwarch
Auckland Central33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
Small restaurant in Container precinct. Pa Small restaurant in Container precinct. Friendly service and fantastic food in a casual setting. We were a group of 9 who tried 8 different dishes - & all said that they were fantastic. Pasta with asian influenced fusions... We'll be back
Written 1 May 2021
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Steph H
Christchurch5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
We headed in as a family plus friend for a cheeky mid week dinner. What a hidden gem! The star of the show is the house made pasta with a delicious bite and fun shapes and textures to suit the different sauces. The pick of the dishes we ordered was the mushroom ravioli, decadent, rich and packed full of mushrooms. Definitely worth a visit if you love pasta!
Written 1 February 2023
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Felicity C
France27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
We found this tiny restaurant in the back streets of Christchurch in 2019 while visiting our sons family in NZ. It had been located in a box container since the earthquake. Almost five years later we are back in Christchurch - the covid pandemic has been and gone , Christchurch itself is again a vibrant city with many of the new buildings new and gleaming, but Chi Chi Kitchen is still here. Difficult to find ( we struggled as had forgotten the name!) but still the same red check table cloths, the same container setting, and the same, or even more delicious, artisan pasta and Italian red wine. And the same welcome from the same chef/ owner. We love it!
Written 15 November 2023
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khbees
Christchurch30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
We fancied Italian so checked Trip Advisor and ChiChis had such a good rating we decided to go there. Yet again TA is correct! The menu is limited but we were tempted by almost all the options. And the 4 of us were all really happy with our choices. The staff were so friendly and gave great advice. We don't think it would be possible to improve on the service. We will be back!
Written 2 September 2020
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