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Kyo-Ya Japanese Restaurant

426 Lake Road, Takapuna, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 40 restaurants in Takapuna
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 24, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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15 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This place is a favourite of my wife and one of her friends, but this was my first visit. I can now see why they like it so much! Not an over-decorated theme restaurant, but a nice casual Japanese experience where the food is fresh and perfectly cooked. Presentation is something special too. The sushi and sashimi were like they... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had the most wonderful lunch at this restaurant. Having not visited for a while, we had forgotten just how good it is! My tempura was perfectly crisp and not too oily, and my husbands tonkatsu was very tender and well cooked. The dishes are very authentic, well balanced, on par with mid-range restaurants in Japan. This restaurant is in... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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150 reviews 150 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Sushi was good. Menu was very basic and simple. I thought prices were high. Presentation and fish were good, but not great.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We have eaten their before n enjoyed our meal. We decided to do a takeout to take to the beach. The chicken don was terribly. Both meals has greasy chicken no sauce cold misu n then because it was dinner the price nearly doubled,overpriced with most if meal going to the birds

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Mandurah, Australia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Kyo-Ya is a very popular small Japanese restaurant in Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore. Delicious freshly cooked meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We had a memorable meal with excellent service and will return if we are in the area. We each had the $50 special and was a really varied presentation of looks and taste

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Auckland, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Great little restaurant with nice portion sizes. Not too pricey and excellent service. The menu was slighly confusing bu the food the great.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I tried Kyo-Ya Delight Dinner Set for NZD 36. It had chicken, raw beef, tempara, sashimi, sushi, rice, miso soup, and ice cream! I loved every single dish!!! Probably the best Japanese restaurant I've ever tried! 色香味俱全,我去过的最好的日本餐馆之一!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Had dinner for two. Food was very fresh and beautifully served. Very tasty and a really enjoyable meal. Friendly fast service. Dinner box and tempura both excellent. Sadly no room left for dessert.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Not the least bit Japanese in regard to cuisine and atmosphere. The menu very European with only the $50 dish anything like Japanese. Having lived in Japan for 2 years I guess we are too fussy. Try somewhere else if you want a taste of Japan.

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