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Zen Sushi and Dumplings

301 Montreal Street | The Arts Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 6888
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (61 reviews)
“dumplings” (64 reviews)
“brown rice” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Japanese, Fast food, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Montreal Street | The Arts Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This really is the best sushi I've ever had. Whenever I head into chch city I try make a detour here. They use all free range chicken, pork and eggs and biodegradable packaging which I love. The service is great. Super friendly. I recommend everyone...More

Thank Halee M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lunch here during the Sunday markets. Zen sushi overlooks the markets. Has a few tables - otherwise you can sit on the grass or informal seating around the markets. The sushi here is delicious and super fresh and is made to order....More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every time we have come here the sushi, dumplings and miso have been absolutely top notch. So fresh and tasty. Rich and his team are so welcoming and friendly, creating a fantastically homely and familiar vibe. Location is brilliant, we love eating in the art...More

Thank lorit569
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here after reading all the tripadvisor reviews with my wife as we were passing through Christchurch for lunch, and I must say the sushis and dumplings live up to their name. We tried the chicken, salmon, tuna and unagi sushis, and had a box...More

Thank Adrian Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

came twice: excellent food, the sushi with top quality marlborough salmon in particular. the chef, richmond, is a very friendly guy.

Thank Gallus R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is amazing, just about as good as the service. Using fresh ingredients including free range chicken and eggs makes the difference. The dumplings are to did for. So good. And being in the beautiful Arts Centre is just the cherry on the...More

Thank Darryl B
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the exception of a few outdoor tables (with propane heaters), there is no seating in this take-away spot for sushi and dumplings, which seems to be very popular with the local students and office workers. And with good reason! Excellent dumplings and Japanese specialties...More

Thank MBA60302
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here twice in the last month because it’s so great. Bearing in mind we are from Wanaka, I would drive up just to get the sushi! I’ve spent a year in Japan and this is the best sushi I have found outside Japan!...More

Thank Paradise579680
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trip advisor pulled this amazing restaurant up first for our google search for “Christchurch best sushi” ... and it was 200% spot on!!!! Owner and staff all super authentically friendly and helpful when we asked about food we couldn’t see. Their Salmon sashimi was the...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came down from Auckland to visit my daughter and sister and we went to Zen sushi and dumplings. And wow, I highly recommend this place. The best sushi and dumplings I have had ever. Richmond always came to check to see if we enjoyed...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Montreal Street | The Arts Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-379 6888
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Zen Sushi & Dumplings is the premier takeaway eatery located at the beautiful Arts Centre in Christchurch. We offer a unique combination of cold sushi and hot dumplings under one roof. PYO (Pick Your Own) Sushi Great selections of salads and donburi Heavenly delicious pan fried or steamed dumplings Use highest quality ingredients Use free range meats and eggs Use king salmon Use environmentally friendly kraft paper packaging Supporting Ronald McDonald House by donating any leftover of the day to them Located at beautiful Christchurch Arts Centre next to Cheesemongers 40 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Open 7 Days a Week: 10am to 5pm week days, 11am to 3pm weekend
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