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Asahi Japanese Restaurant
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Vine Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Vine Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 430 3005
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Helpful staff, very pleasant

Friday night for dinner they were willing to have us and stay open when 3 others were not. Extensive menu, although we were rather shocked that the menu came laminated in plastic and you just chose the number next to the description. Getting over that, the meal was lovely and authentic starting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
lulu1106
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northland
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northland
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Friday night for dinner they were willing to have us and stay open when 3 others were not. Extensive menu, although we were rather shocked that the menu came laminated in plastic and you just chose the number next to the description. Getting over that, the meal was lovely and authentic starting with miso soup, which I feel is an... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have always had a great lunch at this restaurant , service wise and food wise. The staff very friendly and not over bearing

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

What a disappointment Asahi has become. Asahi used to be my favourite restaurant in Whangarei but the service and food quality has gone downhill. I had lunch there today with a friend and we were greeted by a very sour looking gentleman who seated us immediately as there was only one other occupied table in the restaurant. After ordering and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Very good service with very good food at a very acceptable price! I eat here every time I'm in Whangarei

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The food was fresh and tasty. Only issue was my pork was slightly over-cooked. I was surprised the place was not busier as the food is good value.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Went here with friends for a meal. Service was quick and efficient. The food was similar to what I have eaten in Japan, so was very happy to have food that had not been changed to suit NZ tastes. The food was fresh and plenty of it for a good price.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We eat here pretty reguiarly but with the improvement in the Whangarei restaurant scene, there's lots of choice now. I believe it's run by Koreans, anyway you get bulgogi with most things. Good food and they don't charge the earth for unagi (eel) like some places

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

I ordered a teriyaki chicken meal on a hot plate. Normally I expect this meal sizzling when its served. Food was luke warm as if the chicken had been precooked and they just poorer warm teriyaki sauce over it, salad was only cabbage/lettuce, rice was cold as well.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Service is great, food is excellent. A change from the Indian and Chinese's restaurants Whangarei seems to be full of . Everyone enjoyed their meals and with the set menus it gave one a good taste of Japanese cooking.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The place to go to enjoy dining in peace and quiet. Consistently lovely friendly staff. The meals are nice, tasty and well presented. Stay in Quality Street forever!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vine Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: (09) 430 3005
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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