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7 of the best noodles in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Top Noodles Spots in the City

There is something seriously comforting about a bowl of noodles. Thick, thin, spicy, fried, soup or dry, noodles hit the mark no matter your craving. Fun to eat, fresh, affordable, and always delicious. Here are our picks of the best noodles in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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Miss Peppercorn Noodles

Miss Peppercorn

32 Nayland Street, Sumner

Establishing itself as a true Sumner destination, ​​Miss Peppercorn doesn’t disappoint with a menu based around Sichuan peppercorns. Owner and operator Nicole Zou hails from the Chinese province of Sichuan, so prepare for a peppercorn kick. Star of the show? The Biang Biang Noodles, named after the slapping sound the thick hand-pulled noodles make. Drizzled in a distinctive spicy sauce with vegetables, Biang Biang comes with beef, pork, chicken or vegetables.

Good for:

  • Authentic Chinese
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
  • Seaside village vibes
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Sichuan Kitchen Noodle Bowl

Sichuan Kitchen

270 St Asaph St, Christchurch

Tucked away down the Boxed Quarter lanes are some of the most authentic Sichuan cuisine in Christchurch. Love spicy food? This is your spot. Sichuan pepper hails from the Chinese province bearing its name and it is not for the faint of heart. The Dan Dan noodles are a favourite and their noodle soups are perfect for a Sunday morning session.

Good for:        

  • Authentic Chinese
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
  • Casual dining
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Midnight Shanghai Shared Plates With Cocktails

Midnight Shanghai

101/96 Oxford Terrace, Riverside Market

Part of the same family as Eightgrains, Sushi Soldier, Ramen Ria, and more, Midnight Shanghai offers a sophisticated dining experience with spunk. Modern Chinese fare is their forte, with a menu designed for sharing. Coupled with cocktails and late-night karaoke, you’re in for a great night. Grab the Shanghai Fried Noodles with Kong Pao Chicken or Sticky Pork Ribs, and you’ll be transported to downtown Shanghai.

Good for:

  • Modern Chinese
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
  • Central city dining
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Ramen Ria Bowl Of Noodles

Ramen Ria

3/112 Oxford Terrace, Riverside Market

Ramen Ria has all the flavour and fun of Tokyo’s famous ramen joints. The menu boasts plenty of options but the most popular is the Pork Trio: a Tonkotsu ramen with crispy pork belly, streaky maple bacon and a soft-boiled soy egg. Whether you’re after a takeaway lunch, dinner with friends or a persistent late-night craving, Ramen Ria’s neon signs will be a welcome sight.

Good for:

  • Japanese ramen
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
  • Central city dining
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Little High Outdoor Dining Area

Noodle Monk

Little High is your spot for sophisticated food court vibes. With eight local and family run businesses, there’s plenty to choose from. Noodle Monk are experts at fast, tasty, and soulful Thai street food. Unsurprisingly, their Pad Thai is a sure winner and guaranteed to satisfy. From humble food cart beginnings in 2015 , Noodle Monk have earned loyal fans and spots in Little High and Riverside.

Good for:        

  • Thai street food
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
  • Courtyard dining
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Riccarton Noodle House Christchurch Shared Dishes

Riccarton Noodle House

107 Riccarton Road, Riccarton

Riccarton Noodle House has been a local favourite for two decades. It’s a lively hub for Christchurch’s Cambodian community and anyone who appreciates great food. Plenty of their regulars grew up dining there and now bring their own bubs along for guaranteed satisfaction. Their must-order item is a chicken noodle soup - hot, brothy, noodle laden, and full of tender chicken. Its nourishing flavours are the result of a homemade, low and slow broth-making process.

Good for:        

  • Cambodian
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
  • Casual dining
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Thai Container Outside

Thai Container

151 Bealey Avenue, Edgeware

The Thai Container has become a local legend since opening its converted shipping container doors. Many have stumbled across this unassuming gem and never turned back. Delivering tasty and cheap eats, their Pad Thai is one of the best in the city. Pro tip - order ahead of time. Weekends will find them busy pumping out delicious takeaways to feed the hoards.

Good for:

  • Fast takeaway
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
  • Courtyard vibes
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