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Kinoko Japanese Restaurant Byron Bay

Feros Arcade | Cnr Lawson and Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales NSW 2481, Australia
(02) 6680 9044
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Ranked #45 of 135 restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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80% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

One of the joys of travelling alone is the freedom to do as you like at the dinner table - like write a review. So, here I am, at Kinoko, feeling invisible because I feel like I've gate crashed a sharehouse of cool young things. I'm not that old - not yet 40 - but here I am watching the... More

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

A great buzz in this restaurant whether you want to order off the menu (great Gyozas) or the sushi train. Very attentive service and quick turnover of food ensuring its freshness. Highly recommend!

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This place is a gem. The food is delicious and the staff always friendly. The prices are very reasonable and the restaurant has a great ambience. We are frequent guests here and highly recommend it.

Lane Cove, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Food is OK. For Byron, prices are good. I would have preferred more Sashimi options on "the train". I agree with some of the other reviewers re service; be prepared to ask for things more than once. If you need a sushi fix at a reasonable price with out all the frills then this place will give you what you're... More

Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This restaurant has only recently opened with new owners and we were looking forward to some really good Vietnamese food. Unfortunately the dishes we ate were neither Vietnamese nor Chinese and lacked flavour. The entree of steamed dim sims looked great and the dim sims tasted good, unfortunately the dark soy sauce with it just drowned the flavour of the... More

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

The food here is consistently awesome. Unfortunately the service is consistently a fail. Flat out rude servers who have rolled their eyes on numerous occasions, let alone a manager who can barely acknowledge your existence as a customer paying $80 for 2 ppl at lunch. Reality check needed here ...

Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I come here regularly and the waitresses are always very cold and disinterested. I always get the Salmon sashimi, and the last time I was there, there were several bones that I had to take out of my mouth. Rather expensive, but the plates on the sushi train are always great!

Byron Bay, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I like to go here because it's honesty the best sushi in town , however I just can't stand the service or the staff they choose to hire. Not nice girls who come off so judgemental and honestly a little mean. I get it's Byron but your not to cool to offer people water or a menu.

Mullumbimby, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Very nice staff, great food. Their salmon tempura thingo is better than the competitions...even though I love the competition, too.

Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Dined here twice whilst on a short stay in Bryon. Great food, prices really good and fantastic, efficient, friendly service by all staff. Would eat here all the time if I lived here! Great healthy food. Loved it!

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