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A spot of sushi

There’s some hot sushi spots dotted around the city – we’ve picked out our favourites.




  1. Mugen Sushi
    Christchurch’s premium pick-your-own sushi, with more than 30 varieties to choose from!
  2. Sushi Sushi
    The ultimate go-to for sushi packs, platters, bento boxes and hot Japanese dishes.
  3. Zen Sushi & Dumplings
    A wide range of nigiri, sushi, platters and dumplings made with the earth in mind – free range meats and cardboard boxes await.
  4. Cookai Japanese Restaurant
    Take a trip to The Crossing for a sushi train with a to-die-for selection of sushi, sashimi, desserts and more.
  5. Nori Table
    For an authentic taste of Japan using high quality, healthy ingredients, try Nori Table’s pick-your-own selection. 



Fresh beginning: Sala Sala Japanese Restaurant

Always a favourite name in Christchurch dining, Sala Sala Japanese Restaurant is revitalised with new chefs, a stunning new menu and Christchurch’s first and only Yakiniku (Japanese barbeque) style cooking. Aiming to bring new and different taste sensations to the city, the Sala Sala team have excelled themselves.



The menu’s authentic Wagyu beef is airfreighted directly from Japan and it is always completely fresh, never frozen, to ensure a juicy tenderness which melts in your mouth. Unlike Korean barbequing, the meat’s natural flavours are preserved, as it is not marinated before cooking. You are in control of how you like your meat cooked on your table-top barbeque, complemented best with dab of their delicious dipping sauce.

Sala Sala also proudly offers traditional Japanese cuisine, with sashimi and teriyaki chicken as all-time favourites. Open for lunch and dinner, the light-filled restaurant is perfect for a catch-up with a friend, or for larger groups. Reservations are advised, phone 03 355 5932.