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Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar

460A New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
09 815-0610
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Ranked #12 of 1,327 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $40
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Out of the way down by the train station in Kingsland. It was quite quiet on a Thursday night, but the vibe is pretty cool. Possibly the best Takoyaki I've had and the Beef Tataki was great too. Sushi was very nice and the beer was cold. Lovely little place to come for a relaxing and romantic dinner. Very good... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoy going to Taiko simply because of its nice Japanese food. Friendly manager Ian has lived in Japan for quite a while and has been running Taiko for some times with a reputation of authentic Japanese food. If you are indecisive on what to have, Ian can surely give some good recommendations. My friends & I went for a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Get the sashimi platter and enjoy the vibe, the owners a great guy and adds real interest to the place.....best local for us

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This has been my 'go to' place for a very long time now & it has always delivered top food amd service. Ian and his team really have this establishment down to a 'T' Awesome food, wonderful service. Delightful

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Mojacar, Spain
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We are not very knowledgable when it comes to Japanese food, but love sushi and a few other well known things and wanted to experience more. We therefore really appreciated the fact that Ian was happy to explain the menu to us, which led us to allow him to bring us a selection of his choice, for a set price.... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Ate at the bar, as by myself, as always (this is the third time i have eaten here) it was great. Staff left me alone, and yet sensed when I needed things, food was nice. Whilst not the cheapest bar snacks in town, they were not bad value considering the quality.

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Los Angeles, California
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457 reviews 457 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The skinny: Parking- street Decor- minimalist Restroom- somewhat clean single Service- friendly Food- eh I was hopeful to have a nice dinner here since the first one in auckland was a no go. The first waiter/ host was nice and seated us at a 4 top. It was kind of dark inside and with hard chairs and concrete floors it's... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I never been to Japan, but this is the kind of quality food that I would like to get when I'll go there. We went two of us 2 weeks ago and we had a fantastic night overall. The food was fresh, cooked to perfection and we enjoyed everything, but the biggest compliments go to the service side. We think... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

The food was pretty good and fresh. I was a bit disappointed by the plum wine as it wasn't as sweet as traditional plum wine I've had in the past. Good atmosphere and delicious green tea ice cream. I couldn't get over how lovely the tuna was!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Ian is a welcoming host and suggested an amazing set menu which was a delightful journey through the very best on the menu. It was a joyous occasion.

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Additional Information about Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Address: 460A New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 815-0610
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood

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