Empire Bar & Izakaya | 172 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

Empire Bar & Izakaya

172 St Asaph Street

Tel. 03 260 2606

Open Thursday til Saturday from 7pm until late

Empire Bar & Izakaya is dark and cavernous with nods to Japanese refinement through well-appointed artefacts. A series of intimate booths flank the wall, jewelled with an inferno of glistening red tiles. 

Upstairs you’ll find our VIP bar / function room, bathed in beautiful bright blue, with beverages available from your dedicated bar team. 

Welcome to... Empire Bar & Izakaya.



The Ronin Room can be used for cocktail style functions for up to 50 people.  With your own bar and bathroom facilities, this is the perfect space for your next event.  Please contact restaurant@empirebar.co.nz for further details.


Booth Bookings

Bookings are available online through our website, or by contacting us on reservations@empirebar.co.nz.

Payment for booth bookings must be made prior to arrival / date of booking. We accept Visa and MasterCard .

Booths are bookable from 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights.  You will enjoy exclusive use of the booth for the duration of the evening, with a dedicated server offering table service.

A booth booking will enable you and your guests to bypass queues (fast track entry), providing you and your guests arrive at the venue as a group.

Bookings 2-4 people

From 10pm Friday and Saturday nights

Silver: $149 (including 1 x btl champagne) – Moët & Chandon

Bookings 6-8 people

From 10pm Friday and Saturday nights

Silver: $249 (including 2 x btl champagne) – Moët & Chandon

Please note that only one bottle will be served at a time for the larger groups.

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