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Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar

460A New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
09 815-0610
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Ranked #7 of 1,175 restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $40
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
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
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
Senior Contributor
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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Auckland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Belfast
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Service was impeccable. We had a relatively new waitress who served us above and beyond the norm, advising us perfectly throughout our meal. Food was fresh, tasty and truly authentic. Value was 100% worth it for overall experience. Atmosphere was just right, from a beautifully thought out Japanese vibe throughout, to a kind, considerate owner who made you feel welcome... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Came for dinner with my wife on a Friday evening. Was our 2nd time here as we had a great meal the first time round (was a year or so ago though). Was not as impressed as the 1st time. Service - Great service. Really attentive and speedy dishes. The owner was around and serving as well. Food - A... More

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