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Samurai Bowl

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574 Colombo | Shop 5, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-379 6752
11:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
4 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.

Thank Saphire M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank juliencarpiste57
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44 reviews
35 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.

Thank JHH50
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Coming from a city with great Japanese food I was craving for a bowl of hot ramen as NZ weather can get fairly chilly even in summer. Found this little gem, and got their signature Samurai ramen, a good size (for what it costs) bowl of great broth and chewy noodles. Some people may like a thicker cut of meat... More 

Thank l2ainie
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Very busy restaurant, service was ok , really good sushi, value for your money meals, idk if they have a bathroom actually i just hit up south city mall for that. Interiors basic. good for a quick lunch tbh. I cant fault the dudes great to get ramen during winter.

Thank Snobzz
Boston, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Good veg sushi, tasty and inexpensive. I did not like very much the veggies and rice bowl however it was a more than decent dinner overall

Thank siuppolina
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Ended up coming here for dinner last night not having booked a table hoping they would have room for me and my partner. luckily they did! Staff are very friendly, respectful and welcoming. Love the choice and variety on the menu. ended up getting katsu curry and some bbq eel and avocado sushi! with good prices and not a bad... More 

Thank egorton1996
Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here a few times, more because of its reasonable prices and convenience than anything. The food is fine, however. The menu layout is confusing and it can be hard to pick what to choose. This is not a fancy place, but it fills a hole and is a good place to go for a casual meal with friends,... More 

Thank William G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This little shop has yummy warm ramen and is always full. Very cheap eats but you will leave feeling satisfied and happy. The sushi is also great but everyone goes for the noodles.

Thank Nicole S
Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went into Samurai Bowl as it was a two block walk from where we were staying. Was very surprised how well make the meals were. Went back the next day to have our last meal in New Zealand due to it being so good.

Thank LCJ330

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?