1. Benson Chinese Restaurant
This 5-star reviewed Chinese is a crowd-pleaser in Christchurch. Highlights include fried lamb and pork dishes, seafood noodles, starters like chili chicken and spring rolls, chili hotpots, to name a few. Certainly, a must-visit for Chinese food lovers.
📍113 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
2. Miss Peppercorn
This cult-favourite in Sumner is known for serving some of the most authentic Sichuan street food dishes. From unique dumplings to dan dan noodles, sizzling prawns and even some vegan and gluten-free dishes…it’s the ultimate Chinese dining experience. Read further about Miss Peppercorn.
📍32 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
3. Yummy Chinese Cuisine
This family-friendly restaurant offers a superb feast of Malaysian and Chinese eats. Indulge on the likes of chicken and pork, tofu, fried rice, chicken curry, fried fish…the list is endless. Perfect for a group dinner and if you’re on a budget.
📍380 Riccarton Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
4. Orange House Restaurant
Another one of the greatest Chinese restaurants in Christchurch, serving an array of superb classic Chinese eats. Think deep fried wantons, chicken fried rice, spicy fried prawns, beef fried ho fun and much more. Indeed, an excellent setting for Chinese celebrations.
📍55 Auburn Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
5. Old Street Asian Hawker Food
Bursting with oriental charm, expect an extensive collection of authentic Asian fusion food. Known mostly for Malaysian cuisine, some popular Chinese delicacies are prawn noodle soup, chow mien and stir-fries. Likewise, they serve delightful Chinese New Year pineapple tarts and Chinese teas. Plus, it’s cheap and the portion sizes are huge.
📍174 Kendal Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
6. Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar
Obsessed with dumplings? At this restaurant, relax with a cocktail or beer while indulging on world-class and generously filled dumplings. Opt for six at $11 or 12 dumplings for $20. Likewise, choices include vegetables, meats and vegan. Additionally, there’s plenty of other dishes such as dim sum, boas like fried tofu and pork belly to keep you full.
📍144 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
7. King Of Snake
This award-winning romantic restaurant will take you on the ultimate fusion food journey. They serve some of the most creative and tasteful Chinese eats…so you’ll be in your element. Particularly, their large shared platters are trendy. For instance, seafood, chicken, duck or beef platters, topped with vegetables and more.
📍Level 1/79 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand