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“Utterly delicious”

Kinji Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 1,219 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $34 - $61
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 May 2021

Awesome food , great service , stand out dishes were the beef, chicken and the sashimi. Highly recommend

Date of visit: May 2021
1  Thank Katrina S
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Reviewed 4 May 2021 via mobile

A background about myself: I'm a passionate traveller & I have travelled all around the world trying dishes from internationally rated chefs from all around. For the last 10 years I have been regularly visiting Christchurch for work and on every visit I have always chosen Kinji.

Kinji has always been the most amazing dinning experince. From the fresh ingredients, tasty meals, authentic Japanese dishes, friendly staff and most importantly his personal welcome on every visit.

Kinji's restaurant is owned by Kinji who is also the chef. His restaurant is always fully packed with customers (all year round) so make sure to pre-book. On every visit Kinji himself will welcome you in and thank you for your visit on your way out. You can see him through the small window working hard in the kitchen with his team.

Kinji used to have a restaurant in downtown Christchurch which got damaged by the earthquake so he moved out to the subberbs. His loyal customers followed him and now it is hard to even find a chair empty in his restaurant.

I love your work Kinji. You are an inspiration & your food and restaurant is the best worldwide not just in NZ.

Date of visit: May 2021
1  Thank Aucklandandbeyondltd
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Reviewed 24 March 2021

Highly recommend! We had a larger booking, but the service was still fast and our servers were beyond lovely! The fish was some of the freshest we have ever had and presented so beautifully. Thank you to the team at Kinji for the great experience!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Thank teebeefree
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Reviewed 23 January 2021

We consistently visit this restaurant, and leave feeling happy every time, and thought that it was only fair to leave a review about our experiences. The food here is amazing, and attention to detail immaculate. Carrying the Japanese presentation mannerism of ‘eating with your eyes first’, every dish is presented beautifully and the food is always made to the highest of standards. The food is always perfectly seasoned and cooked, arriving hot and fresh every time. Given how busy the restaurant always is, the chiefs ability to deliver food with minimal wait (given the amount of customers) is truely amazing. The staff are ALWAYS friendly and bubbly, going above and beyond to make our experience the best it can be. The head chief actually personally came out to talk to us and check how our meal was going which was greatly appreciated as it demonstrated how much he cares about his product and ensuring that everything was being enjoyed. The selection of dishes and drinks is expansive and made to the highest of qualities. The food is very traditional style, and compliments Japanese cuisine perfectly, making it feel as if you could very well be eating in a restaurant in Japan. We always enjoy coming here, and will continue to do so well into the future. Probably the best Japanese restaurant in the city, we recommend to anyone coming to Christchurch! :)

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank tarawillowsmith
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Reviewed 4 December 2020 via mobile

No words to say... Fantastic Japanese Restaurant in Christchurch.
Dishes are always same taste.. the best of chef in Christchurch. The owner and staff members are amazingly friendly. Great fresh ingredients, fantastic plating and professional service mind.
Number one recommendation for Japan dishes.

Date of visit: December 2020
Thank dreamnz1210
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