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“Mixed review”
Review of Ace Wasabi

Ace Wasabi
Ranked #123 of 1,006 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: US$6 - US$71
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mixed review”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

We were put in a room out to the side, 4 of us. Put along the end, tried to switch and sit on corner, they wouldn't let us as it was booked... They arrived late. And short of people, no reason why we couldn't sit in a more social way. Felt isolated, out of the vibe as it were.
Service slow, food fantastic. Tapanyaki chef average with his "show" only doing egg at end of meal
Won't go again, not value for money.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Consistent”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Was fortunate to dine here again last night.

Although there was a problem with our booking (teppanyaki room was getting complaints due to being to cold) we were seated ready to go within 10 minutes.

Appetisers were up to the usual high standard.

Chef Matt was fantastic! Cooked the venison to perfection. I ordered my steak to be cooked blue and he couldn't have got the degree of cooking cany more perfect.

Cannot fault this place even when they are being slammed!

  • Visited May 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Extremely disappointed!”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Went on a busy Sat night and admittedly only booked a couple of hours before . We' were ushered into a small teppanyaki room filled with about 10 people. It was a bit awful as no one was speaking and we commented on feeling a bit awkward the lady beside us said maybe it will get better when everyone has a drink! The table was set for 1 more person and the man next to us said they probably won't put a single person there so let's spread out a bit as we were all pretty squashed up. Next thing I know a waiter came and took my table setting and put it round the corner and told me to shift as they were bringing in a party of 3 to squash next to us. My hubby said you are kidding and the lady said no so we got up and left ..embarrassing !! On previous visits we had been made to feel like all they were after was as much money in as short a time possible but continued to go back as generally the food was good. Won't be going back again now though.

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very average”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

It took 20 minutes for the staff to take our drinks order (we had to go ask).
The staff were unfriendly and seemed preoccupied with something going on in the kitchen.
The food was ok but nothing more.
When i went to pay and the waiter said 'next' with his back to me after the previous people paid I decided I wouldn't be back which is a pity because we have eaten here 5 times in the last 18 months.
There are better Japanese restaurants in Christchurch.

  • Visited April 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“I had heard such good things”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The name Ace Wasabi, is mentioned often around the good Japanese style restaurants in Chirstchurch.
The menu was a standard set up with the usual Japanese treats and delights, and it was a quiet night.
I was part of a table of 2 and all courses arrived very quickly, the staff were efficient and swift.
Overall i would say my experience was okay, not amazing.
If you go to Ace Wasabi for an experience then I would recommend the Teppanyaki option.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Aimee K
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