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“Disappointing”

Cookai Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #378 of 1,225 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $15 - $25
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 April 2024

We have enjoyed meals at Cookai on a few occasions and always enjoyed them, but last night they were very understaffed and the food on the sushi train was average. The dishes were not replaced often and when we tried to order from the menu we were made to feel like we were an annoyance. I felt for the front of house staff. Sadly we wont be rushing back.

Date of visit: March 2024
Thank Gill E
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

The sushi train offers a wide variety of choices, but we arrived late in the afternoon, close to their closing time within an hour. Unfortunately the sashimi lacked freshness, and the deep-fried squid rings had a sour taste. However, the redeeming factor was the delicious soft-shell crab rolls that compensated for the other shortcomings. Overall it was an okay experience.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Thank Trail62603360273
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

The food was OK, but the service was terrible. The weight people were busy on their smart phones, I did not pay much attention to patrons. Would not recommend, will not go back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Thank KimAH2013
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Reviewed 9 January 2023 via mobile

Such a fun way to try new sushi and Japanese items on this sushi train! Grab a plate of anything you like or see! Thanks for joining me for this experience my friends! Something new I havnt done before 😍 definitely a do it again!!

Date of visit: December 2022
Thank mystiknz
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Reviewed 21 September 2020

we had dinner here it was very nice tasty and fresh and a big variety they even had desserts the timarasu was yumm i had 2
very reasonable prices as well
well worth going
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Date of visit: September 2020
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Thank sandraharper63
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