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Ace Wasabi

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106 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 1028
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourites. It's not usually too busy but the food is to die for. I usually have teppanyaki at the grill. It's great to watch your food being prepared and the chef does a funny game where you catch the egg in your mouth! Food comes out but by bit which is a nice way to eat. Meats... More 

Thank Simon M
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

At first we were not to sure about eating here as it didn't look like much as you walk up to it. It is relatively plane on the inside as well but was decorated very nicely. However this all changed, the food was fantastic, if there was anywhere I could think of that would surprise you, this would be it!... More 

Thank Paul A
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

On a recent trip to Christchurch, I visited this restaurant for the first time and it was my first experience of Teppenyaki. It was brilliant, the chef was fantastic, engaging and friendly, the food was extremely well cooked, and very varied, the service was first class. I look forward to paying Ace Wasabi another visit when I'm in Christchurch again.

Thank Kathryn B
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with group of friends, sat round the teppanyaki bar which is great entertainment. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Meal was good but not as good as the last time we went...

Thank annemarie p
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food is really good. You can take your time to enjoy the food. Teppenyaki Chef is a Japanese not like most Japanese restaurants. The price is reasonable.

Thank Joseph Y
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

A great meal, plenty of selection including gluten free. Everyone was very happy with their meals and drink service.

Thank Linda P
Vancouver Island, Canada
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111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A varied menu of Japanese favourites, including sashimi, rolls, and tempura specialties, and a separate teppan grill. We especially enjoyed the salmon sashimi and an ebi roll and the deep fried calamari had a light, crispy batter. Next time we will try one of the unique cakes for dessert! Not a big restaurant and popular with guests from the nearby... More 

Thank Quadracat
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is the place. Been to this establishment three times and each is better than the last, amazing food, dedicated staff and a lovely environment. HIGHLY recommend to all.

Thank geniecoopz
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We chose Ace Wasabi at the recommendation of a foodie friend who reckoned this was the best teppanyaki restaurant in chch. On that basis I won't be trying any of the others! The restaurant was dated and lacked ambiance. Diners in the main restaurant looked as if they were seated in Grandmas conservatory. The decor is tacky. Has this restaurant... More 

Thank BubbyBoo
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It may surprise you to find out that at the end this is a Japanese restaurant but with western style exterior. Well groomed staffs friendly and professionally served the guests in this peaceful and decent fining rests. We ordered two sets of menu. Scrummy food succeeded to reflect on the price. Suggestions to the restaurant are to launch out more... More 

Thank Charlton K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$68
Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 1028
Ace wasabi offers the best of Japanese dining and now serves both Teppanyaki and Authentic Japanese Cuisine. Ace wasabi has re-opened at a new location in Merivale. Our restaurant now serves delicious Teppanyaki in a beautiful surrounding which can seat up to 18 people. As our Teppanyaki is very popluar, bookings are highly recommended. Ace wasabi is also comprised of a beautiful restaurant that serves the finest of Japanese cuisine. Not only do we serve fresh Sushi, Sashimi and divine Japanese dishes and desserts, but we also serve Teppanyaki(on Hot plates) to the tables for those who require a more quiet and private atmosphere. We also serve delicious coffee and teas in a garden setting cafe. Ace wasabi also provides a beautiful and spacious function room which can carter for any special occasion, such as weddings, Birthday parties, Christmas parties and work dos. This room can provide for appoximately 25 people. Furthermore, we have now opened a new private teppanyaki area. We can seat up to 25 people which makes it suitable for private functions such as engagement, dinners, birthday parties or word dos. We have three highly professional teppanyaki chefs who are ready to enlighten your five senses. Ace wasabi also offers Gift Vouchers that are great as gifts.

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