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Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar

460A New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
09 815-0610
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Ranked #9 of 1,209 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $40
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our team of trained Japanese chefs welcome you. Irrashaimase. We are located next to Kingsland Station, on the Western Line, just 4 stops from the Britomart Downtown Station. We are also one minute from the New North Road, "Kingsland" bus stop.You may view our illustrated menu on our website.Most of us have travelled extensively around the world, and enjoy greeting and entertaining new friends from many different countries.When you are in Auckland, come and see us. We are waiting.You'll be glad you found us on Tripadvisor!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A famous Japanese restaurant in Auckland. Staffs are friendly, and it's rare to see that the waiter and waitress are not Korean or Japanese, quite rare to see that in this kind of restaurant. There are not much options in the menu, but the foods are tasty, and sashimi are fresh! The steak is a bit over cooked though.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I've been here several times, and the food is consistently good and the Sake menu is worth a mention in dispatches. There is a good range for vegetarians, although it's worth checking what's in certain dishes if you're not sure. It's not a cheap night out, and it does get busy., so book at weekends or if you have a... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Good quality food. Big selection of choice on the menu and the vine list as well. Friendly atmosphere. I felt the place was a bit dark for me and overcrowded.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Being in customer service myself I am big on the overall dining experience along with the quality of the food, I cook so well at home it's frustrating to go out for a disappointing meal… This dining experience on a Thursday last week was simply un-equalled! The service was impeccable and the food simply outstanding. Have already raved to friends... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The place was humming, the vibe cosy and ideal. All the staff had knowledge and smiles. My date was very, very impressed. The food was the best Japanese I have eaten in NZ, without a doubt. Average price. Filling, and well presented. I will now return on a regular basis. Already my raving about the place has sent a dozen... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Best you will find in Auckland great food wonderful staff very attentive if you haven't been you are missing something special

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Love the great service and the delicious food here. The variety makes it hard to choose. Just come regular. See you soon

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Celebrated a birthday at Taiko with a few friends recently - left the food choice in managers capable hands. Great time was had by all. Took advantage of B.Y.O tuesday which kept the bill down. The fact that Taiko has survived 8 years in slightly out of the way location is testament to the quality & value provided. Thanks again.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Saw the reviews. Drove from the airport just to try it... Absolutely blew us away! Ian is a wonderful host. Food is amazing (octopus balls live up to their reputation). Craggy range wine is phenomenal. Altogether truly exceptional dinner out!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Taiko has the hardest working man outside Japan. A front of house powerhouse and a bloke who knows sake. I dine here all the time and I do so because it’s consistently excellent and the whole experience is authentic. Try some of the diablo sake but don’t plan on driving, swimming or engaging in a constructive conversation afterwards. Murdock and... More

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