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Sharaku Japanese Restaurant

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75 Queen St, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
379-0483
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent Japanese Food at a Decent Price

Not your typical NZ food, but a friendly welcome and straightforward menu, gave way to a tasty miso soup. The five of us ordered a variety of set meals, and all agreed they were tasty and generous portions, whether it was chicken, sushi or combinations thereof. In terms of price, it was also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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144 reviews 144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We ate here on a Saturday evening. The sashimi was very good size serving and value for money. It is basic Japanese decor with very friendly service. Loved the eggplant entree

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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84 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Not your typical NZ food, but a friendly welcome and straightforward menu, gave way to a tasty miso soup. The five of us ordered a variety of set meals, and all agreed they were tasty and generous portions, whether it was chicken, sushi or combinations thereof. In terms of price, it was also very reasonable, so worth a visit, if... More 

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Ohio
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52 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The sushi here, while not the best I've ever had, was still really good. My sister and I both ordered two rolls and a salad and were content. Service was really good as well. Price seemed pretty good for the size of the roll we got.

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London, United Kingdom
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264 reviews 264 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

On reading the good reviews and the varied menu that seemed to cater well for vegetarians, we headed down to Sharaku with quite high expectations. Unfortunately we left a little underwhelmed. We share 2 starters; the tofu in tempura sauce and the vegetable tempura. The tofu was in a nice sauce but the tofu itself was too fine for the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had dinner at Sharaku recently and were very impressed by the quality of the food and the service. Fresh fish, traditional Japanese, good ambience, excellent service...what more could you ask for!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant since year 2002, and I have noticed their owner/manager has never changed. Food are always exceptional, service always polite. They used to have menu with photos years ago, which is easier for new customers, i have to admit. I love their nabayaki udon, futomaki roll, and fresh sashimi. Price is reasonable, but not... More 

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Cloverdale, Canada
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I made a reservation on Open Table for 11:45AM when they opened. I'm glad I did because they filled up really fast. The ambiance is really nice and perfect for lunch. Service was fast and really pleasant people. The salmon sashimi (guest had) she loved the flavour. I had the lunch special roll combo that came with Miso soup. Yummy... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We had a 5 course meal, very reasonably priced at $39pp, and were very impressed by the standard of the food and the service. Although we love Japanese food we often stick to what we know so this was a great chance to try several new dishes. The fish was beautifully fresh, caught the same day, and each new dish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Food is ok but nothing special. Limited choice of sushi. The fish look ok but not very fresh. However, I think it is pricy. I believe that Auckland should have some other Japanese restaurant better than this.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is the worst Japanese restaurant I've been. Food is overpriced and service is too slow. I had the sushi set and the fish is not fresh and the rice is too soft. The embrace is good but the food is a disappointment. I won't return back to this place again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Queen St, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 379-0483

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

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