Cuisine: Japanese
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #8 of 95 restaurants in Christchurch

Standing tall in Christchurch for 20 years, this eatery has a solid legacy which has people coming back time and again.

Opened in1999 and was shut by the earthquake in 2011. Reopened again 2014, and bigger and better.

Using the freshest ingredients sourced from local suppliers, their sushi and sashimi is melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Enjoy the best of east meets west sushi with their spicy sashimi tempura roll and some classic NZ's favourite chicken teriyaki roll. Featured also the only teppanyaki sushi, the Lava Roll, with crab salad sushi wrapped with thinly sliced raw fish, grilled, flambe and blowtorched on the teppan grill and finish off with Japanese mayo and sweet sticky soya sauce and top with Japanese caviar. One-of-a-kind sushi that only can be sampled at @Tony's. The widely adored Tatsutage (deep fried marinated chicken) also features as well as something called a ‘spider roll’ which is only for the brave.

They serve much more than sushi. Try their most popular teppanyaki mains, the @Tony's Combo, which featured a combination of seafood, chicken, beef, vegetables from the teppanyaki and served with rice and miso soup. There’s plenty to choose, from gyoza, edamame to pork belly and even ostrich is on the menu- and whilst you’re there, you might as well get a bottle of Sake in to perfectly match all the dishes or try their in-house constructed cocktail, mango sake bellini or their mighty Yakuza cocktail made with absinthe, chartreuse, egg white and shoju.

What better to finish with their homemade, Green Tea ice cream and for the adventurous, try their Wasabi Cheesecake.

They are the busiest teppanyaki restaurant in Christchurch, so get your first table booking in now.

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@Tony's Teppan Yaki Restaurant
85 Riccarton Road
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Monday - Friday 12pm - 2pm // 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 5pm - 9pm

Phone: 03 341 6608
Website: www.teppanyaki.co.nz

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Ranked: #8 of 95 restaurants in Christchurch 8
@Tony's Teppan Yaki Restaurant
Location: Riccarton
Cuisine: Japanese
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Service was attentive and polite. The food was fast and super tasty. It was great to be able to talk directly to the chef and ask for his recommendations on meats I had not tried before like Ostrich.

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@Tony's may be among the hustle and bustle of Riccarton Rd, but inside it's a paradise of Japanese cuisine.

My husband and I have a yearly birthday ritual (for his, and mine - twice as nice) that consists of a visit to @Tony's. Every year it's the same, and every year we adore it; walk in, be greeted by the lovely and warm staff, sit at a good table (or at the teppanyaki bar if we're feeling adventurous), and order two torikatsu chicken mains, two Somersby apple ciders, followed by two teppan banana desserts please and thank you very much.

While we usually opt for a table on the far side of the restuarant rather than sit at the teppanyaki bar as sensory overload is an issue for me, if you want to see flames roaring, chefs artfully slicing and dicing food, and culinary acrobats of a very impressive nature, you need only sit at the bar or one of the nearby tables to do it.

The food never fails to deliver. First up is a delicious miso soup which is the best I've tasted anywhere in New Zealand. Next come the chicken tenderloins, always cooked to perfection, coated in the most delicious crumbs, and complimented by three tasty sauces which each have a distinct depth of flavour. The accompanying salad is crisp and fresh, and the rice fluffy and chopstick amateur friendly. Last, and always to the delight of the husband if I need a bit of help finishing mine, comes teppan banana wrapped in thin pancakes with icecream and fresh fruit drizzled in a flambé rum and honey cointreau sauce. Yes, my mouth is watering just writing that down.

If you're looking for an authentic Japanese cuisine experience that delivers every time, then look no further than @Tony's. We're not usually creatures of habit, so perhaps the fact that we've been going there every year for 9 years (with a break after the earthquakes) for the same consistently excellent experience speaks for itself.

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Brianna Oorthuis

Food and atmosphere was great!

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Delicious!

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Fantastic food and great service.

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Martin Forbes

Very nice atmosphere and staff. Food quantities on the small side.

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Service was attentive and polite. The food was fast and super tasty. It was great to be able to talk directly to the chef and ask for his recommendations on meats I had not tried before like Ostrich.

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Amazing food and service and you can’t go wrong with a nice Asahi Black

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Heleena Simpson

Amazing food, service was fantastic as well. Definitely a must visit while in Christchurch.

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Sarah Boyce

Such delicious, fresh food. Exciting to sit and watch it being cooked. We'll organised and clean restaurant with friendly chefs and staff. Will definitely be back!! Left full and happy

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Great contemporary restaurant.
Fish and meat was exceptional quality.
Flavour of salad was great. Flavour Vegetables was ok.YumYum sauce was average on prawns, also a little more could have been used.

Our food was not cooked right in front of us, despite us sitting in front of a cooking space. There was no interaction of chef with us. We feel this is usually part of the fun going for Teppan Yaki.

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Kiki Wells

Service was great, food was divine and it was delightful to have the up close experience with the chef.

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Catt Coates

I haven’t been to @Tony’s for a couple of years but remember it being fantastic... and it still is. 2 of us dined, we shared tempura veg for a starter and shared teppan chicken, lamb and veg for our main. The veggies were all delicious and the chicken and lamb were both tender and perfectly cooked. No room for dessert unfortunately. The service was fabulous. We will definitely be back.

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@Tony's may be among the hustle and bustle of Riccarton Rd, but inside it's a paradise of Japanese cuisine.

My husband and I have a yearly birthday ritual (for his, and mine - twice as nice) that consists of a visit to @Tony's. Every year it's the same, and every year we adore it; walk in, be greeted by the lovely and warm staff, sit at a good table (or at the teppanyaki bar if we're feeling adventurous), and order two torikatsu chicken mains, two Somersby apple ciders, followed by two teppan banana desserts please and thank you very much.

While we usually opt for a table on the far side of the restuarant rather than sit at the teppanyaki bar as sensory overload is an issue for me, if you want to see flames roaring, chefs artfully slicing and dicing food, and culinary acrobats of a very impressive nature, you need only sit at the bar or one of the nearby tables to do it.

The food never fails to deliver. First up is a delicious miso soup which is the best I've tasted anywhere in New Zealand. Next come the chicken tenderloins, always cooked to perfection, coated in the most delicious crumbs, and complimented by three tasty sauces which each have a distinct depth of flavour. The accompanying salad is crisp and fresh, and the rice fluffy and chopstick amateur friendly. Last, and always to the delight of the husband if I need a bit of help finishing mine, comes teppan banana wrapped in thin pancakes with icecream and fresh fruit drizzled in a flambé rum and honey cointreau sauce. Yes, my mouth is watering just writing that down.

If you're looking for an authentic Japanese cuisine experience that delivers every time, then look no further than @Tony's. We're not usually creatures of habit, so perhaps the fact that we've been going there every year for 9 years (with a break after the earthquakes) for the same consistently excellent experience speaks for itself.

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Family had a great dining experience, the food was delicious a lot to choose from just a shame the set menu is excluded from first table dining
Dinner and entertainment at the cooking bar
We will be back

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Paul Jordan

From the moment we made our booking the service was superb.
Received a call to inquire did we want to sit at the hot plate or table.
Pleasantly surprised with this call.
From the time we arrived to the time we left the service was brilliant.
As always food superb.
Made a birthday celebration perfect.
Many thanks "tony's team.
Margaret & Paul Jordan

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Sherry Malik

Yum food, great staff!!

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fei li

Nice dining experience with all friends, yummy and fresh food, lot of limited of menu, but still lots to choose from. restaurant was busy and staff was little busy but nothing big deal.

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Janice Harris

Fantastic experience and food!!! Friendly staff too

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The staff are wonderful and attentive always asking if you need anything extra and making sure it's good. The food came out super quick piping hot and delicious. It was fantastic seeing it cooked in front of us and the chef doing that enjoyed a chat too. Delicious food and great atmosphere

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Colleen Pasfield

Different from other Japanese restaurants probably more exclusive. The service was excellent ,the restaurant very clean and ambience also excellent. Will definitely go back.

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Nathan Moore

Good food and service. Would recommend

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Suzu Akita

Excellent service. Amazing teppan yaki. I would love to back again!

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Abby Eade

The food was so yummy, chef was friendly and cooked to perfection. Was a great experience thank you team

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Restaurant was nice enough to let us swap tables when we got there and food was very delicious.

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great night

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Darren Beatty

Yummy

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Lovely food and service but we were seated by the kitchen and there was quite a draft.

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Sebastian Taylor

Great food and service, some of the best salmon we’ve ever had

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The whole experience was amazing, start to finish. Great service and the food is actual perfection. Would highly recommend and will be back :)

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Iliui Wilson

Always enjoy dining at Tony's. Food is delicious. This time round however our vegetables came out much later than our meat dishes where we would've preferred them to come at the same time or the veggies before the meat dishes. We'd still go back to wine and dine though as the food is great.

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Leah de Friez

As always it was amazing

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We had a lovely time. The food was really nice and staff friendly. We had a mixture of everything and it was all good.

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Tonys is a local icon delivering top quality Japanese cuisine

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Karen Scott

@Tony's is always perfect! The food is absolutely stunning!

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Great food, particularly the sashimi

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Ian Gibson

always enjoy the food, excellent service

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Traci Stanbury

The food was amazing. Kid's favourite was the gyoza (best I've ever tasted and I've lived in Japan) and tastutage fried chicken. From the teppan bar the yakiniku selection was amazing - beef, chicken and the option to try ostrich - they were all delicious. Good wine selection too. Highly recommend @Tonys Riccarton. We'll be going back.

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Cherry Jorgensen

Impeccable service and beautiful food. Thank you.

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Dani Pinion

Amazing food, great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Highly recommend

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Cynthia Lafrance

The food, the chef and the service were amazing the meat was on point and the set up they have is really classy and simple. We really enjoyed our night :)

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Joanna Hunter

The food was excellent as usual. The chef we had was so friendly and chatty.

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Damon Ritai

Highly recommend Tony’s Teppan Yaki, siting next to the hotplate and watching the skilled chef cook our food was an experience in itself. The food was fresh and delicious. The Akaroa salmon was the pick. Service was excellent. Thanks guys.0

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Great food and service and one of our favourite Japanese restaurants.

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Kat Hearne

10/10 Amazing fresh food, and the service was exceptional. A great experience with kids when they see the chefs cooking. Very impressed and would highly recommend.

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Leah de Friez

Delicious food and very good for families

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Christine Marks

Great service and fantastic tasty food. Will be back.

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Amanda Cockcroft

My newphew and I had a great time at Tony’s. The food was excellent quality and watching it being cooked before our eyes was entertaining. My nephew was so impressed with the food he asked if the chef could go home with him. Lol We will be back.

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