Cuisine: Japanese
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #14 of 97 restaurants in Christchurch

Christchurch’s favourite teppanyaki specialists are back by popular demand! High ceilings and sleek décor give Yamagen’s new restaurant a modern and spacious feel.

Experience the fun and the flavours of traditional Japanese food. Take a seat around the grill and watch your teppanyaki chef skilfully prepare and cook your meal right before your eyes. As well as being experts with Japanese food, Yamagen’s friendly chefs are truly entertainers; slicing, dicing and grilling with finesse and flair.

Yamagen offers a diverse menu of Japanese staples including meat dishes, rice, salads, soup and desserts. Take the hassle out of ordering and simply sit back and watch the show with the well-rounded set menu. Fresh sashimi and sushi and Yagmen’s distinctive chilli chicken dish are also firm favourites on the menu.

Stick with the traditional Japanese theme and sip on a sake or plum wine or choose from a great selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks to enjoy with your meal.

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Yamagen Japanese Restaurant
53 Victoria Street
Christchurch 8013

Open Hours:
Lunch Hours: Monday to Friday 11.30am to 2.30pm

Dinner Hours: Monday to Sunday 5:30pm to Late

Phone: 03 365 7799
Website: www.yamagen.co.nz

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Yamagen Japanese Restaurant
Cuisine: Japanese
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Yamagen Japanese Restaurant accepts American Express

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Anne Jones

My first experience with first table. So easy to book. Food delicious and staff very friendly. Service was excellent!

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The waitress who served us was a real sweetheart. Lovely service and yummy food. Would recommend!

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We really enjoyed our meals at the teppanyaki, and the staff were great,

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Awesome

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Cindy Chan Kelly

Awesome Meal

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Great service and yummy food. The seafood teppanyaki set menu is value for money.

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Again it was a lovely meal and the staff couldn't of been more helpful.

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Ali Watersong

Delicious food. Excellent speedy service. Thankyou

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Jan van den Berg

We have dined at the Yamagen many times over the years and find the food consistently of high quality and standard. The service is superb, good atmosphere and would recommend to anyone looking for a authentic Japanese culinary experience.

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Ali Ross

We always enjoy eating at Yamagen Restaurant and twice now have had the Set Menu and there is lots of variety plus plenty of food. I love the crispy coated vegetables in particular. Staff are attentive and helpful. We will be back

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Delicious food as usual. Entree, main dish (with rice and vegetables) and beverage for two people. Restaurant a little cold, perhaps need to up the heating with winter setting in. Great service.

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Ruby Clark

The service was absolutely fantastic. We sat at the Teppanyaki table and were able to watch as course after course of fantastic food was made for us. I would highly recommend.

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Byron Clarke

Flexible, polite, attentive, dignified. Exactly what we wanted and hoped for. Many thanks to Yamagen.

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JY Kim

Awesome experience

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Carlita Campbell

Fantastic evening. FRESH fish on the sashimi platter. Friendly hostess.

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Rachel Kuah

Excellent and tentative service. Food is good however sashimi is not that superb. Will definitely return again.

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Carolyn Brazier

We had a lovely dining experience at the Yamagen restaurant on Monday night to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary. The staff were very attentive to us throughout the night and the chef was more than happy to accommodate my dietary needs (GF for Coeliac). We all enjoyed our meals which were fresh, tasty and presented well. We would definitely dine here again.

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Bill Hardie

Excellent food, quickly served and well presented. Friendly and helpful service.

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catherine bibbey

One of my favourite restaurants. Great location, yummy food and friendly efficient service. We will be back!

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Karissa Hyde

Delicious food, and friendly staff

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Sarah Hiew

Great food, good portions. My parents really enjoyed their time there!

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The environment is good, but the food is just average and the price is a little bit higher. Recommend to order the dinner set.

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Excellent food and dining experience. Staff very friendly. We had the set menu and it was a great way to try new food which was all very tasty. Will definitely be back.

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I'd just like to say that the three of us had a wonderful meal at Yamagen last night. Two of us had delicious starters of the the beef and venison tataki, and the assortment of fresh local fish sashimi...They were "melt in your mouth, amazing!" My son had the Set Menu of the Fish, Chicken and Steak, and there was so much food! We had the "Fish and Chicken Main", and very much enjoyed it. We had a lovely evening! And we will definitely be back. Thank you, Yamagen for a wonderful meal! Must also mention that the service was Fantastic! We were very well looked after! Thank You!

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Fiona Sutherland

Great food and great service - always a good show!

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Tania Anderson

Very enjoyable meal. Friendly welcoming staff and delicious well presented food with a skilled Teppenyaki Chef.

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We had a great night. Food was delicious, fresh and tasty. We will be back for more!

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Kaye Souter

Delicious and fun. Jason the chef was experienced and skilled. Beef was succulent and cooked to perfection. Love the atmosphere and the food is consistently good. We had the teppanyaki and it certainly didn't disappoint. Will be going back soon.

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Fantastic tastes and kindly service real hospitality
Everyone enjoyed thei meals definitely go again and highly recommend

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Best Japanese restaurant in town

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Enjoyed a great birthday celebration.

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Louise Main

Great food, excellent service. We all really enjoyed our experience. We will go again!

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Anna Hood

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Everything is totally awesome, we definitely come back.

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Great food! Really enjoyed the meal, great variety and service

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The food was fresh and delicious, cooked in front of us and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Enjoy it very much, food was excellent and so was the service

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TONY FORSYTH

not as good as usual. not a lot of flavour in the food and the veges were still quite hard

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Chieko Kubota

We didn't arrange a teppanyaki as we didn't read special condition, but they did teppanyaki without any comments.
Food was great. Everything was cooked as we liked. Especially meat. We ordered rare and we had rare meat. Usually even we order rare it comes out medium to well-done at other teppanyaki.
We had a great time. Thank you very much.

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Kate Lodge

Great service and super friendly smiley staff

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Lizzie Vili

Enjoyed the tapanyaki experience! Deliciously cooked food right in front of your eyes. Great service I would definitely go back again

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Amazing food and fantastic service. Can't wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful night.

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Michelle Feng

My daughter's first teppanyaki experience n she loved it. Very happy with our dinner at Yamagen.

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Food and service were both amazing! Had a great night

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Kathy Kelly

We had a great time at Yamagens! The wait staff were welcoming and efficient. The Teppanyaki chef was entertaining and it was great watching him prepare our meal. We will definitely be back! Thanks First Table and Yamagens!

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Heidi Smith

Really enjoyed our night and they went out of their way to help us celebrate our sons bday. Wrote on grill and gave him cake and candle!

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Great food. First table was great value. Quality.

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Food was impeccable! I have been to a few teppanyaki restaurants before and seemed to never be full. This one was the opposite! Great value for money!!

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Willem Tolhoek

10/10 thanks guys

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We had a pleasant dinner. The staff was nice and friendly, the food was ok. We had sashimi and its texture was not so delicate, it could be better. Then we had seafood teppanyaki which was absolutely excellent. Overall we enjoined our experience at Yamagen

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