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Samurai Bowl

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574 Colombo | Shop 5, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-379 6752
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressed by the good reviews, I went here with my partner for dinner while we were in Chch. The vegetarian menu was very disappointing. Just 3 or 4 options. I asked If I could get some tofu in the meal for extra and I was told that they don't have tofu. I then thought I would settle for some plain... More 

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Thank Dilum P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting some delicious, healthy japanese food. Instead we were presented with a rough laminated copy of the menu, with a lot of european type food. i.e curry and chicken. Not what I wanted from a japanese restuarant. The inside looks quiet run down. Service was not that great.

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Thank Henry H
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Had a bowl of Miso Ramen. Overall the flavour was a bit flat, noodles a little off. It's not what I'd expect of a place with this reputation. The flavour just wasn't there, and the meat felt a little too discount as well. The space is not that cozy as well, as there seem to be some quite noisy ventilation... More 

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Thank Mads C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The takeaway reviews for this place are raving, but what we experienced was something we could make at home. The vegetarian stirfry tasted just like frozen veggies, white rice and soy sauce, at a high price as well. Disappointed, we will not be going back.

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Thank EarthlyAmbler
Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Not much to eat in the downtown area and was craving something "ethnic" and found Samurai Bowl while walking around. You can get a bowl of delicious noodle-y goodness here, with all the right fixin's in Japanese ramen. Lots of side dishes to share as well - edamame, karaage (fried chicken) and gyoza (dumplings). Price was reasonable. A surprising but... More 

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Thank juliana74
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Four of us were seeking a different dining experience, when one of the group said the is a Japanese restaurant in Wairakei Road, at the airport end. I have never been to Japan, but the meals we ordered and shared were excellent. This is a casual restaurant suitable for families. Friendly, fast, efficient service.

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Thank Ian J
Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Cute, busy wee restaurant. Reminded us of small casual restaurants in Japan! We had Tonkotsu and Miso ramen, and gyoza. Both were pretty good, nothing amazing but certainly didn't mind eating them. But we were trying to find a replacement to the ramen we miss from Japan and these didn't quite hit the spot. Quite a varied menu and reasonably... More 

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Thank LarriH_13
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Have been a few times and is usually pretty busy and always clean and tidy. The ramen and octopus balls are really good.

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Thank Saphire M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

real taste of japanese cuisine , i did find this restaurant everage but my girl firend really like it as she use to live in japan so i guess it s quite good lol.

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Thank juliencarpiste57
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A very clean and tidy efficient restaurant. Mixed group of people dining. Service quick and efficient and not to long to wait for food. Menu has all things covered from Ramen to salads and sushi etc. Reasonably pricing. Great first experience went back the next day with my wife and the experience was consistent with the day befores.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Colombo | Shop 5, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-379 6752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?