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Kawasemi Japanese Tea House

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109 Main Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7009, Australia
(03) 6278 1322
Today
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurnt for downtown Moonah

Haven't been here for a while but was not disappointed. Called in for an impromptu lunch. Had the large sushi/sashimi plate. Loved the raw sashimi. Not particularly fond of the highly coloured vegetarian sushi. The restaurant is now licensed serving a good selection of Japanese beer. Service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
clare d
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Haven't been here for a while but was not disappointed. Called in for an impromptu lunch. Had the large sushi/sashimi plate. Loved the raw sashimi. Not particularly fond of the highly coloured vegetarian sushi. The restaurant is now licensed serving a good selection of Japanese beer. Service was good.

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Hobart, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

For a neighbourhood restaurant it was very busy for a Monday lunch. There is plenty of parking behind the shopping complex in which the restaurant sits. The food, service and value exceeded our expectations and we will definitely make this a regular haunt. Indy our waitress assisted us in making our menu choices so we felt we didn't miss out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I got a bento box each to take away. It was huge! The tempura vegetables were delicious, sushi was fresh and soft. The homemade dim sim was delicious. I will definitely be back to eat in or for a take away meal

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tasmania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

The latest eating out at Kawasemi was rather average. Bento box offerings were a lot of over fried and over seasoned morsels. A previously excellent chirashi zushi has been removed from menu and should go back on with the large elegant plate as it was a highlight. There seemed to be a new menu and it's just not as good.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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412 reviews 412 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My friend and I have been working our way through every Japanese restaurant in Hobart. Kawasemi was the last on our list It is out of town a little bit, in Moonah but getting there was remarkably easy (I was scared I would get lost) and there is plenty of parking in a large public car park out back just... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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167 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This little japanese restaurant is tucked away in a small shopping arcade in Moonah, a part of Hobart not usually where you'd look for a speciality place. As we were in the area we decided to give lunch a go and were very pleasantly surprised, both by the food and the prices. For a Monday, there place was pretty full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I quite often pick up takeaways for lunch from Kawasemi, dined in for dinner for the first time last night with my partner and a friend. We all had different bento boxes and each was great! The desserts looked really nice but we were far too full to try, great value for around $20-25 too.

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Spring Beach, Australia
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65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This charming little place is hidden away in an arcade in Moonah, of all places. It's well worth the trek. We dined in a biggish group (ten or so people). My friend and I shared the chicken yakitori skewers as an entree, three good sized and beautifully flavoured sticks of chicken thigh meat. I had tempura as a main, a... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a restaurant that offers great value & food & has been doing this for a long time. We have been going here just about every week when we are home & have not been disappointed. The staff are always very good and add to our enjoyment. The food has always been good & enjoyable & represents good value.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Yet another wonderful meal at this restaurant. Large variety of Japanese dishes. Love that it is BYO, and such lovely staff. Great Value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Main Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7009, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: (03) 6278 1322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 13
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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