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$18 - $46
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Steakhouse, European, New Zealand
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Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food. We had the main course lamb and ribs with chips as a side. They were prepared really well so definitely good option. The staff is friendly.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was great, food came out in a reasonable time, atmosphere was good. The cocktail I ordered was nice but exceptionally small. The sides, sauces and veg tasted great but the steak which should have been the star of the dish was lacking. I...ordered medium but got medium rare, I sliced the fillet and added salt as it was tasteless. The BBQ sauce was fantastic though. Should have ordered the ribs (they would also have been cheaper). Might try again but will probably try other places first.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the lamb rump and pork ribs with the Beef rib sides. AMAZING! We see why Jaba is in the top five restaurants in Christchurch. Frankly, they should be #1!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Omg the best steak!! We had the cave man rib eye which was delicious. The people next to us had ordered a tomahawk to share which we would preorder next time we are in Christchurch. Highly recommend booking. We had fries and veg as sides....Loads of gf availableMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Desperate for some meat, we researched Jaba….and a great find it was. We shared bread and dips which were excellent. For main course my wife ordered the Fillet Steak cooked medium and I ordered the 300g Rib Eye cooked medium. Both steaks were perfect! Service...was excellent. When we arrived at 19:00 hrs the restaurant had a few diners in, within 30mins the restaurant was packed inside with no tables available(Thursday). Our tip would be to book if arriving after 19:15.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a rather small restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The indoor area could be rather noisy when several groups of customers are there. The menu and list of drinks are relatively short, which is not bad in this case as the quality of...the grill dishes and wines/cocktails are high. Steaks and ribs are truly good - they are highly recommended. The starters and entries are somewhat less impressive and interesting. The food prices are on par with other similar places. The prices of wines are somewhat high. Perhaps the only deficiency of the Jaba Grill and Bar that needs to be mentioned (and addressed) is the slow service - you need to be prepared to wait some 3/4 hour or so for your food to arrive. The staff members were very friendly but they just had quite a difficulty handling their tasks while having close to the place capacity crowd.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Faultless. From the friendly waiters to the sublime steaks. Very reasonable pricing. We all said we will be back.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024 via mobile

What a find. I didn’t book, just found this place walking around the area. I went with family and had a fantastic night. The service was informal and friendly, nice relaxed atmosphere, there’s a good cocktail menu (loved the strawberry one) and the steak and...sides are great. The mushroom sauce was incredible and our steaks were cooked perfectly. This might be the best steak I’ve had in the city. We all had a brilliant night with lots of drink and food and will definitely go back. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

What a find ! Tripadvisor reviews led us here and wow !! A truly Great Ribeye steak (following a menu recommendation from the owner) and simply sublime beef rib . Service fantastic , wonderful wine list too . What’s not to love !

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Incredible meal and experience. Could not fault the venue, atmosphere, menu and meal. Both of our meals were memorable and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

Absolutely the best steak! Warm attentive but not over attentive staff, love the decor and vibe! Definitely somewhere to return with friends and show them a fabulous hidden gem 💎

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Had such an enjoyable night here with Jazz-choir friends after our last gig for the year. Harry was our waiter and he was brilliant couldn't do enough for us. It was full inside, so they set us up outside initially and made sure we were...all comfortable with heaters (it was quite cool and a bit breezy). When a table came available we were able to move inside before our mains arrived. Loved the banter, loved the food, loved the decor, loved the vibe. Loved everything!!!! Thanks Team!! Highly recommended!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Amazing food with amazing service. Definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Christchurch. We’ll be back for sure!!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Delicious steaks and wonderful service. I thought the ribeye stood out in terms of tenderness and flavor. Highly recommend this place for a great steak.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Excellent steak! A decent sized portion. Not enough variety in the seasonal vegetables as it only had broccoli. Did not have my favourite peppercorn sauce. A little disappointed it did not have conventional French Fries from my understanding of what was shown in the menu....But the garden salad was a very large bowl. A comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Great customer service, my food came in about 10 minutes or less but that is expected when I was the only person there.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Jaba Grill and Bar, City is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5