we are

Jaba Grill and Bar is an upmarket steakhouse located in the Arena of The Palms in Shirley.


Our focus is on fresh New Zealand produce sourcing from local suppliers and farmers markets as well as serving fine New Zealand wine and beer and superb cocktails. We pride ourselves on sourcing our wine from local wineries.

Our main love however is serving the best Canterbury beef steaks and ribs in town. Cooked in our unique and state of the art Kopa charcoal grill for an authentic charcoal flavour. 


Come and try out our exciting menu and experience the authentic flavours of our steaks and ribs cooked in the Kopa charcoal grill.



Jay is the owner and chef of Jaba Grill and Bar. 

Jay has over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry with ownership of successful restaurants in Australia and now he has brought his talents, eye for detail and love of a perfect steak to the Christchurch dining scene.

Jay opened the Christchurch Central Lichfield Street restaurant in 2018 and it successfully rose to become the number one steakhouse in Christchurch on Google and Trip Advisor, rating top 5 overall in Christchurch in less than 18 months.

We pride ourselves in producing excellent dishes all prepared by our talented team with care. All our staff are highly experienced, well trained and are dedicated to offering the highest standard in customer service.

Whether you are looking for a lunch with clients, or having a few cocktails after work and sharing a platter or a family dinner celebration we have a menu to suit all.

Group bookings are welcome.

Jaba Grill and Bar