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Jaba Grill and Bar is an upmarket steakhouse located in Christchurch CBD. Our focus is on fresh New Zealand produce sourcing from local suppliers and farmers markets as well as serving fine New Zealand wine and beer. Our main love however is serving the best Canterbury beef steaks and ribs in town. Cooked in our unique and state of the art Kopa charcoal grill for an authentic charcoal flavour.
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US$13 - US$32
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Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very nice lunch of chicken skewers, and lamb skewers and side of calamari and fries. And excellent value, too. Wait staff Annabelle was attentive and friendly and made sure we were well looked after. Toilet facility was clean. Would highly recommend Jaba. Well done,...team.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service was totally amazing. Thanks to the awesome wait staff. Having just come out of lockdown and into level 2. They were outstanding dealing wuth our new normal...

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We will definitely be back. Please support this wonderful restaurant! Excellent food and always cooked so well

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021

It was the best steak ever. the flavour was amazing, as was the service.Even a chat with the owner/chef. He was the most pleasant person and very informative. will be booking again in the future.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2021

Went here for a birthday dinner. Service was fantastic. Tried a cocktail each - really nice and great fun. Entrees were both amazing. We both had steak - different ones. Both cooked perfectly and tasty. Parsnip crisps are our new find - fantastic. Sides were...also great and reasonably priced - YUM duck fat potatoes. Finished with a Brownie - just the best. Conversation and interaction with the staff made it an extra special dining experience. This has got to be our new favourite. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2021

Really enjoyed dinner here. Service was great. Food was delicious. Steak was cooked perfectly and the dessert was delicious. Thanks. We will be back for sure.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 11 July 2021

Went with friends and family based on reviews, Jaba dint disappointed us at all. Steaks are cooked good and Chef came out checked on the meals was wonderfu touch. Highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021

Fabulous spot for a meal. Would definitely recommend A+++ YUMMO!! Steak was primo and the bread entree was delish

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 June 2021

We've been to Jaba in Lichfield St twice now - steaks have been excellent but the starter sharing platter is just an embarrassment.... Cheap tasteless olives, ditto the few cornichons, ditto the cheese and supermarket shaved ham and crackers! Just awful. The waiting staff were...attentive but the atmosphere is a bit like a school hall. Especially cold if you sit anywhere near the huge door. Also a question ... The Jaba at The Palms serves a fantastic mixed grill platter for two... Why isn't it on the menu in Lichfield St? It feels like Jaba has almost got things right but needs a bit of editing...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021

Super impressed! Food was outstanding - 3 of us dining all had something different and all agreed it was the best meal we had in a very long time. Steak was perfection! Even the staf were awesome. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended 👌

Date of visit: June 2021
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Jaba Grill and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5