Cuisine: Japanese
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #3 of 94 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 94 restaurants in Christchurch 3
Takumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar
Location: Riccarton
Cuisine: Japanese
Mains: $15 - $35

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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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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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Fantastic food and plenty of it. Great service and friendly staff

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Great food, great service! Thanks very much :)

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Lovely fresh filling tasty food definitely will be back

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Minyoung Kim

All dishes are so great

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Great food! Enjoyed the evening!

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All the staff were very professional and helpful The restaurant was new and very clean We enjoyed our meals and would definitely recommend this restaurant to other people

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We really enjoyed every dish we ordered last night. The food came out in good timing, was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Sashimi was really fresh and venison was tender. Tempura chicken was ideally crispy and in a good portion. Children loved takoki balls and ordered them twice. Tiramisu with vanilla ice cream is recommended. Staff was well attentive and welcoming. Restaurant has good ambient and plenty of car park.
Highly Recommended.

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Great food, great service. Thank you!

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Monique Sullivan

We had a great evening at Takumi. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Everything was excellent!!! I love the sashimi, it was very fresh and delicious, also the chef made it looks beautiful. Besides that, every food I ate yesterday was awesome. I want to try each food in the restaurant but I donot have enough big stomach, such a pity. Anyway, I will go back again and strongly recommend!!! The decoration in the restaurant is lovely and special. The manager will make some handcraft stuff, like birds, hearts, windmills, rabbits, clothes as a gift for the customer; that was really lovely and cute. The service in the restaurant is also brilliant; they will open the door for you and say welcome; they service everything on time and not gonna interrupt you; they also provide free Japanese candy and storybook for the kids. Another pity thing was that we were so hungry and then forgot to take some photos, but that is fine. Just go and try it, you won't regret it!!!

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We really enjoyed the variety of food. Lots of options The service was friendly an helpful. Great clean decor. I'm glad to have stumbled across this little gem again as we used to frequent when it was named Cookai and had completely forgotten about it. Will definitely be back. I think it would be great for kids too

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Michael Brown

great food. tempura was amazing as usual. so was the takumi salmon salad. definately be back

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Yuan Li

I have visited some Japanese restaurants, and Takumi definitely impressed me in term of decorations, atmosphere and food. Nice dinner experience on Sunday night, tempura, salmon, and pork belly have convinced us we should come back another day.

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Vanessa Roberts

Had a fabulous family dinner at Takumi in Riccarton. It was our first time there and we'd definitely go back – the service was friendly, helpful, and efficient and the food was delicious! Our booth (table) offered plenty of space and felt private from other diners. The kids were stoked with their lollipops at the end :-)

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Alana Lloyd

Went to Takumi for a birthday dinner with the family and had a lovely time. The food was wonderfull, ordered far too much but it was great trying so many things. Had the sparkling jelly sake which was interesting and I would recommend. They had some lovely oragami at the counter and let us take some with us which was very approached by the birthday girl. Would definitely love to go back.

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Young Ahn

It was my second visit and was much better than first time. The food and service were great. There was a gruop of very noisy ladies and the owner helped us to move to quieter table. We ordered 7 dishes and everything was yummy but prawn and chicken roll was the best.

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Shelly Macgregor

Great food, great service. Will be back

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Ruth Miguel-Garcia

Service was great and the food was awesome. We tried their chicken teriyaki, pork belly, ebi tempura,and chicken tempura—and you should too! Will definitely come back again.

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We had so much enjoyed eating everything we ordered, sashimi and sushi platter is the best and fresh sashimi in town. Staff are very accomodating as well. We will come back again

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Nice please, good service but the food was not that amazing

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Good

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Very good Japanese, the beef tataki was the star, the Japanese omelet was also very good, will be back!
Thanks

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Karla Hayward

Really yummy food and lovely service! Was my second time and will definitely come back

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Takumi has fantastic Japanese cuisine. Highly recommended

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Matt Comins

Asked and went early as we have kids booked for 17:30
Food was fresh and prompt to be delivered to the table.
Ate like piggies.
4pp for $94
Also treated myself to warm Sake 134mls.
As it was Dads Day
Will defo go again.
Nice one Takumi

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Great food for first table.

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Wonderful staff and amazing food! Highly recommend it.

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Food was great and served quickly, good sized portions and tasty. Resturant was very clean with plenty of space between table so you are not ontop of each other.

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