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Zen Sushi & Dumplings is the premier takeaway eatery

Located at the beautiful Arts Centre in Christchurch. We offer a unique combination of cold sushi and hot dumplings under one roof.

Yin & Yang

Yin & Yang

Our eatery reflects the ancient Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang (Dark and Bright), which describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. The Yin Yang philosophy represents perfect balance, which is where the word 'Zen' originated. Our logo is an unclosed circle.

It demonstrates our understanding of 'Zen as Imperfection is Perfection'. Happiness is right here and right now. We'd like you to stop your hectic daily life for a break to pursue the Zen state in your mind while enjoying every bite of our sushi and dumplings.

We use the highest quality ingredients such as free-range chicken, free-range eggs and Marlborough King Salmon etc. We care about our environment by avoiding traditional plastic sushi containers and using biodegradable kraft paper packaging.


Our sushi is made by the best sushi chefs. Our chefs not only ensure our sushi tastes heavenly delicious, they also pursue perfection to present the sushi in the highest standard, which is sure to please the eye!

We offer you the autonomy to decide what combination of sushi you want and how many you want by using PYO style alongside the traditional pre-packed boxes of sushi.



Make sure you try our dumplings too. We believe that the dumplings made by mum at home are the most delicious taste from our childhood memories. We'd like to bring that taste to you too!

The dumplings are made with honest ingredients of locally sourced fresh meat, vegetables and herbs, with no MSG and no additives. Make sure you dip the dumplings into our very special Zen mummy's sauce!