Ground floor 35 Riccarton Road Riccarton Christchurch City Canterbury 8011
35 Riccarton Road
Ancestral is a Chinese Cafe, restaurant with private Karaoke rooms.
We specialise in Babble teas and authentic Chinese food (Sichuan and Malaysian).
Booking may not be essential but may not guarantee table as we are very busy during dinner time.
Smoke Free Premises
Business HoursMon Closed Tue 11:30am – 12:00am Wed 11:30am – 12:00am Thu 11:30am – 12:00am Fri 11:30am – 1:00am Sat 11:30am – 1:00am Sun 11:30am – 12:00am
5 - 49 Employees
- Chinese Food
- Vegetarian Meals
Economical - $10 to $20
About the venueChildren Allowed anytime Smoking No smoking
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Reviews (3 reviews)
They have such a poor service. This is the worst restaurant I have been in recent years. We booked a small karaoke room in advance but found out the microphones in the room were broken when we went there and another small room also had a broken microphone so the staff could not offer the room to us. They suggested us to grab a large room which costs more than double so I asked them if they could only charge us the same rate for a small room since it was not our fault that we couldn't use the small room. They refused it. I asked them if they would allow us to use the room without ordering food at a minimum of $10 since we had to pay more for a large karaoke room but they couldn't do it either with their own reason due to some technical issues. The food was not horrible but not good either. I would suggest anyone who is thinking of hiring a karaoke room - call them before you go if they have checked everything works in the room!! Unbelievable.
15th September 2013
I like the atmosphere, feeling that I am in china. The food I like the best are sour pickled vegetable stir fry pork slice and fish cooked in the spicy oily water. After meal, having a glass of milk pearl tea, you will know how special it is!
23rd May 2010
This is out of the ordinary and quite nice! This is a funky place if you want to chow down some good Chinese food. The menu is not huge, but everything is rather tasty. The karaoke rooms are all quite well done as well - sing your heart away in a private, air-conditioned room with a group of friends and order drinks/food whilest at it. This is a cool place to go with a group of people. A wee gem in Riccarton if you fancy something a bit different.
3rd September 2009