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About Us ...

Christopher with dishNobanno is the only modern Bengali restaurant in NZ and offer fresh, healthy and tasty dishes.

Nobanno is a award wining restaurant that focuses on providing quality food and services to all our guests. We are dedicated to offer high quality dishes and outstanding services to our guests.

Brief History

It all started in 1995 with a $2200 phone call to learn the first cooking recipe from mum after surviving on bread and butter for many months when Christopher first arrived in NZ. Since then, cooking has become his passion and Nobanno was the fruit of that.

Nobanno was first opened in August 2007 at the corner of Armagh and Colombo Streets, Christchurch. Within a short period of time, guests recognised the quality of food, services and ambience Nobanno provided and it became one of the top restaurants in Christchurch. Sadly, Nobanno like many other businesses was closed due to the Canterbury earthquake in February 2011. Two and a half years later, Nobanno has re-opened at a new location in Ferrymead, Christchurch in November 2013. Nobanno is still determined to provide the same high quality of food, service and ambience to all its guests.


  • awarded finalist in top 10 restaurant by Zest in 2014
  • awarded top 10 restaurant by The Cullture Trop in 2014
  • awarded Business Hero Award in 2014 for outstanding customer service
  • "Local Favourite 2015" by The Culture Trip
  • awarded "Certificate of Excellence" in 2011, 2014 and 2015 by The Trip Advisor

What we offer

  • A range of freshly cooked innovative modern home-made style Bengali dishes that are fresh, healthy and tasty.
  • Full bar facility including tap beers and other non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Respectful and exceptional services from a quality environment.
  • Facility to cater up to 150 guests.
  • Meeting and/or function room available.
  • A range of freshly brewed espresso coffee.