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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here this month on a business trip and had the food and service were top notch, wasn’t expecting this from a suburb restaurant. Would definitely come here if I’m stay somewhere close.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

We booked and went early to this restaurant and just as well we did as it was packed before 6pm. Really good authentic japanese cuisine. Every Dish was excellent.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 15 April 2021 via mobile

Authentic Japanese cuisine in a friendly wee restaurant. A bit out of the way, a hidden gem in St Albans. The Sashimi was fresh and beautifully presented. As good as any Japanese food we have experienced in NZ.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

We found this restaurant very average. There are some very good a Japanese restaurants in Christchurch, but this isn’t one of them. The sashimi was the best of the dishes we had, but the tempura prawns, and the teriyaki chicken were not up to standard....The chicken had obviously been reheated. One of the wait staff was very good, but the service was inconsistent.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 6 November 2020

Very busy suburb restaurant, nice meal and not too expensive, friendly staff and I did not wait long for delivery.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 15 October 2020

A welcoming ambiance, The restaurant was very warm on a cold Christchurch evening. The menu was extensive but we chose to share a range of starters all of which were excellent. The standouts were the Chicken Karage , the Agedashi tofu and prawn twists. Its...also BYO for wine as well.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 April 2020 via mobile

We visit this restaurant every second weekend. The service is 1st class the food is even better. If you like Japanese cuisine you will love this place. Our favourite restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

We are regular diners at Tomis. We love it here as we know the food is always fresh and tasty. I love my sashimi so I am quite fussy about the freshness. Never disappointed. My son recently had the Takoyaki (Octopus Balls) and he said...it’s the best he’s tasted in Christchurch.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019 via mobile

This was our first meal in New Zealand, so we are as yet unsure of what to expect in terms of the standard of food. If this restaurant was In Tokyo, I would rate the food as average, but as a neighbourhood restaurant in Christchurch...I think that it deserves a better rating. The tuna sashimi was very competent and tasty. The tempura prawns were good, but the pork Katsu, whilst tasty. Service is effective and friendlyMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 2 October 2019

I had the chicken bento as takeaway, they were delicious and good value. The person who served me was really helpful and friendly. I had to eat in the restaurant because it was hosing down with hail and I couldn't walk back. He didn't mind...me having my takeaway in the shop, he served me with water as well. Really good service and I am really grateful.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes licensed but can byo wine only
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tomi Japanese Restaurant

Yes, Tomi Japanese Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Tomi Japanese Restaurant offers delivery services.

Tomi Japanese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4