Fodor's Expert Review King of Snake

$$$$ Christchurch Asian Fodor's Choice

Don't be fooled by the unassuming alleyway outside: this chic restaurant and bar delivers fine Asian fusion cuisine on all levels. It's hard to recommend particular dishes because they are all exquisitely prepared and taste so good, served in a striking, seductive setting. Try the spinach leaf with roasted coconut, peanuts, garlic, chili, and lime for a stunning starter or the light, crunchy texture of moong dal and mixed seed salad with fresh lime and avocado. The sticky beef wontons are popular but save room for the equally delicious main courses to follow. There's a good selection of wine and, of course, fabulous cocktails. The restaurant is offset from the road, so keep your eyes peeled to find it.

If you can't get a table at this popular spot, head to the bar and check out the snack menu so you don't miss out altogether.

Asian Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

145 Victoria St.
Christchurch, Canterbury  8013, New Zealand


Known For:
  • Signature King of Snake cocktail with potent kick of chili and ginger
  • Delicious snack menu at the bar
  • Exotic dishes designed to share
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch weekends

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