Cuisine: Japanese
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #3 of 92 restaurants in Christchurch

Enjoy fresh Japanese cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere at Takumi!

Takumi, meaning ‘artisan’, specialises in fresh Japanese cuisine of uncompromising quality. Encompassing the regional and traditional foods of Japan, enjoy the best seasonal produce and ingredients from local and artisan suppliers.

Choose from a wide selection of small dishes, shareable sides, mains and desserts at Takumi. Their menu offers melt-in-the-mouth meats, fried tofu, tempura, rice dishes, miso soups, pickles, and vegetables broths, as well as mixed sushi, sashimi, and local seafood delicacies.

Their bar is well-stocked with local wines, Japanese beers and heartwarming sake to compliment your meal. Enjoy a superb dining experience at Takumi, located on Nelson Street, Riccarton.

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Takumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar
6 Nelson Street
Riccarton
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday 5pm - 9pm
Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 2pm // 5pm - 9pm

Phone: 03 348 8818
Website: www.takumi.co.nz

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Ranked: #3 of 92 restaurants in Christchurch 3
Takumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar
Location: Riccarton
Cuisine: Japanese
Mains: $15 - $35

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Marcus Tham

Great Food!
Lovely Environment especially the way to washroom, ;)
The service is good and friendly!
A must go Japanese Restaurant in town!

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Mandy Bainbridge

Absolutely wonderful lunch! The service was excellent, prompt and friendly. The food was beautifully presented, tasted delicious and the presentation was amazing! It wasn’t very busy at lunchtime so we were spoilt with the attentiveness of the staff. Would love to return for a dinner :) we will be back.

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Stefan Schönig

Good food, but the interior could get a update.
A smell of chemicals/cleaners while dinner.

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Amazing food and the staff were lovely! Only gripe was that none of the specials were included and it felt like that wrote off half of the menu.

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Alistair Morgan

The food was excellent, and was the most authentic Japanese food I have had in New Zealand. The servers were very friendly and welcoming. I will be back.

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Magdalena Teddy

We enjoyed our food, very nice and great service.

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Great experience

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Great food, great service, good value. Will be back.

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Fantastic food! Everything was great, food and service. Would come again and pay full price!

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Mana Ng

It was a vry nice experience dinning in Takumi. The food is very affordable and delicious. We had sashimi combo, tuna&scallop, skewer combo, and dessert. Services are good and welcoming. The waitress was so nice and considerable. Since I have never tasted sake before, she offered me a small cup of sake to see if I like it first. I would definitely love to come back.

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Fresh dishes with artisan presentation, which match the name of this restaurant.
Good service made us be welcomed.

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Raylene Priest

Staff are lovely and helpful , however I found service was slow . Food was tasty and everyone enjoyed their food .

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Karen Murphy

Best eating experience I have had in Christchurch for a long time.
Excellent staff excellent atmosphere and delicious food

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Jackie Heavey

Everything is great here!!

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Judy Mah

We enjoyed our salmon salad, venison takaki and pork strips very much.
The tiramisu dessert was one of the nicest I had in a Japanese restaurant. Would definitely recommend it if anyone has not tried it before.
We would definitely come back again.

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Great food, quiet atmosphere and great value with the First Table discount. Highly recommended

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The best Japanese meal we have had in Christchurch in a decade!
Our first visit here since they took over from Cookai ... they were good but this was better.

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Danica Jonke

Loved this place when it was cookai, still love it as Takumi. Still the same great food and service

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Delicious, authentic Japanese food, it was great to be able to try a few different dishes that I have never had before.

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Lennie Lin

food was good, enjoyed the time with friend there. I will go backagain

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Our first time dining at Takumi was most enjoyable - the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and melt in your mouth. We had Cheese balls, Edamame beans with garlic and the Delux Bento lunch box.

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Daniel Yellowbungalow

Pleasant and tidy restaurant. Traditional Japanese menu is very well rounded and complete. However, nothing remarkable, not a spectacular experience in any real regard. But, content enough, and would be happy to be back.

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Thomas Sia

Very friendly n great service.

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Yingni Yang

Food presented very well.
We order prawn tempera, coating was a bit too thick. Services was great and friendly.

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Thomas Sia

Great service and very friendly staff

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Lovely food, great ambience for quiet celebration

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Lynley Neutze Prestholdt

This is a genuine gem of a restaurant! I took my sister and niece to Takumi for their birthday celebration and we were looked after beautifully. Bright smiles welcomed us as we were ushered to our choice of a booth or table. The booths have lovely big cushions to soften the pew type seating and ours felt private within the roomy space. Our server explained which pages were included in the first table offer; we were welcome to order the house specials too, which are still very reasonably priced. The star of our meal was the takoyaki balls which almost melted in our mouths. They were so delicious we requested a second plate. The salmon sashimi was presented simply to let its flavour shine and our sushi rolls were equally fresh and flavourful. This feels like a family business creating and plating beautiful food with love and care. Thank you for treating us to a delightful meal, we'll be back, often!

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Robyn Graham

Excellent food and attentive service. Would definitely recommend and will certainly be back.

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It was my second time dinning at Takumi. As always, Takumi served good quality and delicious food as well as provided good service. We finished our meal with dessert Tiramisu, a perfect choice, very yummy. Takumi is highly recommended Japanese Restaurant.

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Amazing food! We had 2 entrees and 2 mains and they were all fresh and delicious. We will definitely be back

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Very good food, atmosphere was great. The service was quick! We were lucky to be there before two load buses of student arrived and yet the waiters were there efficiently serving them.

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Best restaurant I’ve ever had now on first table, food was just amazing and the service was just great, highly recommended! Had such a wonderful night!

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Amazing experience! The food was beyond amazing and the service was top notch! We will certainly be back.

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Michiko Ward

Great food and excellent customer service! Would have been even better if the each dish have a bit more for the price except the chicken wings... huge!

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Michael Liu

Very good food quality, ribs and salmon are very delicious, nice lady, tidy environment, will recommend to friends.

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Unfortunately not able to order from most of the menu, the sushi part is not included in the first table deal. However, the rest of the food that we could order was very tasty, really enjoyed the tiramisu as dessert

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Lauralee Mather

Amazing food and service. Be aware that most of the in-house main dishes are excluded from the menu but we were pleased and very satisfied with the rest of the menu and walked away feeling great. Would go again in a heartbeat!

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we enjoyed dinner at takumi.
sasimi was really fresh.
pork spare rib was very tasty .
agedasi tofu was beautiful
everything was very good,

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Paul Eberhart

Beautiful tasty fresh food. Don’t let the look from the outside put you off. Inside the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The lady’s were so sweet and welcoming. Susimi was fresh, well presented and yum. Tempura chicken was to die for and the beef ribs were super tender and tasty. Totally recommended this place. Will be returning ASAP. Thanks Takumi.

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Tina Huang

good environment good service, will come back again

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We kept on coming back

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FreeDom Tong

The food is great, but the pork rib is too sweet.

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Food was absolutely amazing and the service was even better - thank you

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Rachael Hutchinson

Really delicious food, and a nice setting. Very nice staff. Loved everything that we tried. Only negatives are we asked for a couple more dishes which never came (think the waitress got confused), and the people in the booth next to us were very bouncy which made our booth wobble so would recommend the tables rather than the booths.

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Excellent service, this was my second time there and food quality and service has been consistent. Will definitely go again.

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Lovely waitress who was helpful in our decision making on what to order. My friend and I shared a variety of side plates, a main, and had a desert each. All food was delicious. The octopus balls and tempura salmon sushi were highlights. Would def go again.

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The food was absolutely delicious. The staff was very friendly and helpful. All around a superb dining experience. We'll definitely be back another time.

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A great dining experience at Takumi. As a first time diner here I was impressed with the quality of food. Very fresh, well presented, great flavours.
They offer a good selection of wines, beers and more traditional Japanese beverages.
Parking is easy and the restaurant itself is spacious and offers booth seating.
It was a great night and very affordable booking through First Table. I would definitely return and dine here again and can recommend to other future diners.
Thank you Takumi and First Table.

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The service was outstanding and the food delicious!

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Yee Wen Ong

Celebrated my partner's birthday in this sweet spot. Love their takoyaki balls and the tempura sushi! Also ordered some special sushi without the special discount and think they are worth it!

Friendly staff made our evening a sweet and memorable one and were very attentive all the time.

Love their Japanese tap beer and chu-hi too!

Definitely worth the visit!

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