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Come through the wilderness of the Welder and step into our home, one that will take you away from the outside world and seat you in your happy place. Bar Yoku brings you a rebellious Japanese Izakaya to Christchurch. Experience modern dining with a killer beverage selection, hidden in the Welder on Welles Street, Southtown.

But don’t expect the traditional! Shawn puts his own twist on Japanese food using some incredible native ingredients, great local produce and pairing them with Japanese flavours. He is inspired by the small laneway bars of Tokyo, bringing the best to the Christchurch dining scene.

Business Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11.30am – late
Closed – Sunday + Monday