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“Great fresh food”

Cookai Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #323 of 1,066 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: US$11 - US$18
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We booked a table for 2 at this restaurant recently, after reading good reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were pleasantly surprised at how good the food really was. The platter entre was excellent and the fish was nice and fresh and very tasty. Our 2 main chicken dishes were also delicious.

It was a very busy Friday night, and it was quite noisey but it didn't spoil our evening.

The service was good and the staff were nice and friendly, but the tables in the middle where we sat were a little bit close to each other for my liking.

We have eaten at a few other Japanese restaurants in Christchurch, and we feel this place is the best we have tried so far.

It is also a BYO, which is a bonus to, we shall return for sure.

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2  Thank Louise_H46H
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Loved the food and had great service by polite and friendly servers. We ordered the squid, seaweed salad and tofu salad as starters. All tasty and good amount for four diners. We then shared the beef teriyaki, pork belly and crispy chicken. There was plenty to eat and two dishes came with rice. We also ordered tea and had our own wine. A very palatable meal and a very affordable $89 for four. We will be back!

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Reviewed 23 May 2013

Loved this restaurant.we have been to Ace Wasabi,Sala Sala and we visited Cookai and found it to be the top Japanese in Chch!we are very fussy so this was a great find

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1  Thank Margie F
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

The room is well presented, the staff are very helpful, and the closeness of the seating is not and issue. The food was fabulous, our group could not fault and part of the food that had. The spare ribs were just the best. This Japanese restaurant is wonderful.

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1  Thank David Q
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Without doubt one of the best Japanese resataurants we have eaten in for a long time & fantastic value as well as you can BYO wine. Try their house special sashimi, to die for, & the deep fried sushi rolls & slow cooked belly pork.

1  Thank Chris C
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