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Kyo-Ya Japanese Restaurant

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426 Lake Road, Takapuna, New Zealand
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Jammin Japanese!

A quaint little Japanese restaurant, tucked in the heart of Takapuna. The food simple, traditional and rather scrumptious. The waiter was warm, attentive and seemed as though he enjoyed his job. The decor was a tad on the dated side and could do with a polish up! This restaurant would be great for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Bren D
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A quaint little Japanese restaurant, tucked in the heart of Takapuna. The food simple, traditional and rather scrumptious. The waiter was warm, attentive and seemed as though he enjoyed his job. The decor was a tad on the dated side and could do with a polish up! This restaurant would be great for a dinner date or group of friends.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Have driven past here many times and decided to try dinner here for a family birthday as it was one of the few restaurants open on a Monday night. Was glad we did - staff are quick and attentive, menu is extensive. Slightly more expensive than your usual Japanese place at $32 for a dinner box but is worth it... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We enjoyed our meal, it is clean, the staff are friendly and the food was well presented. It isn't the cheapest Japanese in Takapuna, however this one has the feeling of a more restaurant vibe. We would return.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stopped in for an impromptu meal with friends. Received an extremely cheerful greeting from the staff - quite a nice touch. Menu is fairly standard fare, as you would expect from a typical Japanese restaurant. Prices were very reasonable, our food was well presented and very tasty. Service was fast and efficient This is a modestly priced restaurant, ideal to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I went there with my friend with my friend. I really enjoy their food and environment! I ordered sushi and scallops! I will come back again!

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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A great favourite with the locals. The food is so fresh and delicious. Service excellent. Prawns and vegetables in tempura batter and sizzling steak etc. reasonable wine/beer prices and also BYO. Best to book as very popular.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 426 Lake Road, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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