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Kawasemi Japanese Tea House

109 Main Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7009, Australia
(03) 6278 1322
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Ranked #82 of 432 restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $9 - $13
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Hobart, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I have been promising to get to Kawasemi for ages, as lots of people have recommended it. Being located in the Deep North -I.e. out Mooooonah way , it takes an effort to take the trip. BoyOhBoy .. this place exceeds expectations. Today we had a quick lunch, got there after 2pm & half expected them to be closed like... More

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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I was very impressed with the staff and the service , the meals are bigger in size than in Tokyo , but superb . The staff are very friendly and courteous , they speak Japanese and English very well . I had the Sukiyaki , it was really nice . I didn't have room for desert ! It was a... More

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Hobart, Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Purchased some takeaway from Kawasemi and we were not disappointed. The sushi was all prepared to order and was amazing. Thoroughly recommend the food, we will be going back to eat in shortly.

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Adelaide, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This unassuming small restaurant/café is hidden away in a suburban arcade. The food is very good (try the oyako donburi) and is very reasonably priced. I have been going there off and on for a couple of years now and have always enjoyed it - the staff are also very friendly.

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Hobart, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I wasn't expecting much the first time I came here in October of 2011. Any locals will agree, Moonah isn't exactly a hub of cultural delights and yummy food. Kawasemi is quite difficult to review, as their main dishes are mostly revolting and tasteless... but their desserts are some of the best I've ever eaten. I've been there eight times... More

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Booked for 6pm, entrees arrived promptly but mains had to wait for over an hour. When Bento meals arrived, most of the portions were cold, ... This restaurant can't cope with large numbers of guests. Would give it another go on a quiet day unless I just want to eat cold dishes.

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is a great little Japanese Tea House tucked away in Dickensons Arcade, Moonah. Atmospheric decor and a quiet dining experience. Quality Japanese dining at reasonalble prices. Bento box recommended for good value. Can get busy at lunchtime but part of the Japanese experience is to slow down and enjoy your food. It's not a lunchtime grab and run place.... More

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Hobart, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

One of the places I frequent. Nice sushi. I have not been disappointed yet, but a little let down today (1 feb 2013) when my lunch bento had left over deep friend chicken. Sushi was fresh, sashimi was fresh.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Restaurant layout very basic. Waited for 1 hour before food was served. Good for work casual lunch. Good for people with budget issue. Miso soup not worth $2.80.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via Local Picks

Hi, It has great food and great prices to match. The only thing is big groups while very welcome have a tendency to stretch the kitchen and some of our food was cold. They are lovely people however and it is BYO with no extra cost for cork-age that we could see =)

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