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Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar

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460A New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
09 815-0610
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our team of trained Japanese chefs welcome you. Irrashaimase. We are...
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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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome evening out for 2

My husband and I have been to Taiko several times. We love it. The food is so fresh and flavour some....we always order way more than we need :). Service is good, super friendly and efficient. It is a rare gem!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Helmorph
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My husband and I have been to Taiko several times. We love it. The food is so fresh and flavour some....we always order way more than we need :). Service is good, super friendly and efficient. It is a rare gem!

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After trying as many Japanese restaurants as possible in Auckland, I always end up coming back to Taiko as it's simply the best....if I could eat there everyday, I would!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great ambience and authentic japanese simple delicate food. After 15 years away from NZ we love finding these wonderful little treats from around the world just up the road. Ian the owner of this soon to be 10 year old treasure made all the difference. John loved the old school western music in the bgrd. Awesomeness!

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Raglan, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Absolutely delicious!! Ian and his staff were at the top of their game with their customer service skills. Food was so fresh and devine. This was the best japenese reataurant I have ever been to. I look forward to my return.

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent. Without fail. Every time. Hand over the ordering to Ian and he will ensure you have a great experience!

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have been going to Taiko for many years and my children always ask to go here for their birthdays. The staff are always very helpful whether it be in choosing food or the great range of Sake. Ian the owner always makes the effort to visit the customers and discuss their dining experience in a friendly manner helping with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The waiters were friendly and kind, plus it came with amazing music and the place looked authentic. It was the best Japanese restaurant I've been to (and I've been to a lot.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to Taiko for years and will continue to do so. Consistently brilliant food, always fresh, always great flavours!! Brilliant atmosphere (not the place for a quiet romantic dinner though). Guaranteed fun when you can sit Ian (the owner) down for a chat! The service is reliable and friendly and if there is ever an issue they... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We love going to Taiko. The food is absolutely brilliant and the service is fantastic. We try other Japanese restaurants but always come back to Taiko for the simple reason that in our opinion its the top in Auckland.

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Every time we come to this restuaruant, it feels as though the staff are truly happy to see us, and I always wonder why it's been so long between visits. The food is always glorious. We dine out on a large sashimi, prawn tempura, and tonight we indulged in teriyaki chicken. It was divine, and washed down with a Japanese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 460A New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09 815-0610

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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!
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?