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Kura Japanese Sake Bar

315B Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
09-379-5656
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Ranked #121 of 1,192 restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Oh this place is cool - tucked downstairs it is a pleasant surprise when you get down there - fantastic and friendly service, we were offered a table however preferred to sit at the bar and watch the chefs cook away - cool vibes and entertainment while you eat! Nice winelist, and great boutique beers - the Waiheke Island Brewery... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I love this little cherub of a restaurant and visit each time i am in Auckland. You walk downstairs to this underground restaurant with large kimonos on the wall. The staff are so friendly as you enter and are quick to find you a seat. We sat at up at the kitchen table watching the guys prepare the food, it... More

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yorkshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Just left the bar, great , food, great service. We were shown straight to our table, drink & food order taken quickly. Good night , would defiantly go again.

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Los Angeles
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It would seem that most of the food is prepared earlier in the day, as nothing is made when you order it. I saw the Sushi being cut off all ready made rolls and place on a plate. The grilled salmon was way way way overcooked, leaving it very dry.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is not my first visit to so I was bitterly disappointed in the service standard second time around. I will be brief. Had to continually ask for service. Miso soup and rice forgotten with set meal. Ordered a beer which did not arrive had to ask again. Service so slow had to leave before dessert arrived. Waiter came back... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I LOVE Kura, it's my favorite restaurant and I go there every time I'm in Auckland. Can't wait to go again next month! Great service, amazing food, always fresh and tasty. YaY Kura! Yum!

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

No flair here but this basement restaurant delivers good eclectic Japanese food with efficiency and courtesy.

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Brasilia, DF
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is a good Japanese restaurant. The food is good, the beer chilled and service is OK. I would go there before going to a show or to the cinema.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Kura is one of my favorite. The service is always so good and that is hard to archive every time. Love the spider crab!!

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New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We always come here after any 6.30 shows at the Q Theatre near by. Ten women roll in at 9 o'clock and the service and food could not be better. However, what always amazes us - and we come here at least four times a year as a group and randomly at other times, is how reasonably priced our meal... More

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