Christchurch Japanese restaurant Sala Sala wins praise for its ability to pair wines and sake with its dishes. Diners can choose from sushi, sashimi, tempura or teppanyaki a la carte or set meals. The teppanyaki bar gives the chefs the opportunity to demonstrate their considerable skills with flames and flashing utensils. You might not recognize all the ingredients, but they will be fresh and delicious. In a new location, it closed for a couple of years after the earthquakes and locals are making up for lost time; so book ahead to be sure of a table.