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Sharaku Japanese Restaurant

75 Queen St, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
379-0483
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Ranked #397 of 1,175 restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 29, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The meal was quite OK althogh nothing exceptional. Good service.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I love Japanese food and often go to Yakitori and Kura in the CBD but I wanted to try some other place. I looked at all these great reviews before I went to Sharaku with my husband and my son. Food was below average comparing with other Japanese restaurants, the lady manager was impolite and we all got sick after... More

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