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Mad Samurai

A contemporary take on traditional Japanese cuisine in Snickel Lane
Opening hours
Currently closed
Monday: 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Thursday: 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am-3:00 pm

Tucked away in Snickel Lane, Mad Samurai is a casual eatery serving up much-loved Japanese classics with a contemporary twist.

For lunch and dinner, Mad Samurai specialises in Izakayu-style (shared plates) dining with a focus on Wagyu beef dishes with the meat produced in Canterbury using traditional Japanese techniques. 

Mad Samurai combines quality New Zealand produce with Japanese culinary traditions and excellent service, making every visit to the eatery an exceptional dining experience.

Park for $2 per hour at the Victoria St car park on evenings and weekends. Find out more.

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Last updated: 21 July 2021

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