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Sala Sala Restaurant

142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 5932
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“papanui road” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Gluten Free Options
142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 December 2014

This Japanese restaurant came recommended by our host at Bealey Ave. Quite a distance from where we stayed. We dined twice here. The first when we first arrived at NZ. It was so good, and value for money. When it came to decide where to...More

1  Thank wenbenSingapore
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Had dinner here a couple of weeks ago. Excellent japanese and the first time I have had miso that i have liked

2  Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 18 October 2014

I have been eating at Sala Sala since it opened nearly 20 years ago. I love Japanese food done well and Sala Sala can't be beaten on this. Their sushi chef is highly skilled with amazing attention to detail and refined plating skills. They serve...More

1  Thank Jo-Anne C
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

Had a sashimi platter and seafood teppanyaki. Both were excellent, especially the teppanyaki. Food was very fresh, service was polite and prompt,ambience was good. Had a great meal. Sake was cheap and good too.

1  Thank Tjin Kai O
Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

Sala sala is a beautiful little restaurant in the middle of Christchurch. The outside is a quaint little cottage and the inside is modern japanese with a tepanyaki bar. The food is really authentic japanese and done to the best standard. Service is the usual...More

1  Thank ChristopherA456
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Excellent food, best japanese restaurant in christchurch, very nice venue and the way the restaurant is set out is lovely :)

1  Thank croissant2015
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing place the ambiance the layout the staff and OMG the food is just simply devine .a very pleasant surprise at the end of the day will definitely come again

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Longing for Japanese food, we found Sala Sala - good Japanese decor and attentive staff. My husband had sashimi and sushi and it was excellent. However, I had the obento - and although everything in the box was well cooked and individually tasty, 3 of...More

1  Thank Anne I
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I haven't been to Sala Sala since the earthquakes and they were located in town. Good to see the food is still of the same standard - High

1  Thank mikebrown21
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Have eaten there before, but last night dropped in to find a busy and packed restaurant. Greeted by the staff, they suggested eating upstairs and we ended up enjoying a beautifully presented meal in one of their private dining rooms. Banquet meal of beef and...More

1  Thank jamo_mca
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 5932
Sala Sala has recently reopened under new management at 142 Papanui Road, Merivale Our new home is in a 2 store renovated house which provides a dining room on the ground floor as well as three dining rooms upstairs available for private dining or business meeting.
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