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All 13 Lake Tekapo Restaurants

Kohan Restaurant

SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
(03) 680 6688
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a second time here and it didn't seem as good as the first time. The food is good and the service is average. It is quite busy however.

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Fairlie, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Kohan restaurant has fantastic food and very polite (very Japanese) and friendly service. Situated on the shore of Lake Tekapo, the vista from the large picture wibdows is absolutely stunning - awesome snow-capped mountain views over the brilliant turquoise lake. The tempura squid is one of my favorites. Also don't miss trying their Umeshu - traditional japanese liquer made... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were in Tekapo for our wedding in September. We had enquired about 5 months earlier about booking the wedding rehearsal dinner at Kohan. While we decided to book the dinner elsewhere (because we were not sure if all of our guests would eat sushi) we did eat at Kohan on two different nights. After some small talk between the... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants I know. Over the years it has been consistently great. Have eaten in Japanese restaurants all around the world and have been in Japan six times but the food here is among the best. The restaurant it self is nothing much to look at but the views of Lake Tekapo are amazing... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Heard so many positive comments of Kohan before even arriving in New Zealand. The food were indeed delicious that we dined there twice. A must try is their fresh salmon sashimi bento. Salmon so fresh and others taste excellent. Service was good, staff very friendly. Price, mid range depends on what you order. Overall, affordable. The location is perfect as... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I wanted to try something new and we were recommended to try the Kohan. My work mate and arrived without a booking the restaurant was 3/4 full. we were seated straight away and given a menu as I have not eaten in a Japanese restaurant before the staff recommended a mixed platter. The food came very quickly and was delicious.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I can say it is the best Japanese Restaurant in Southern Alps, mush better then any Japanese foods in Queenstown. Reasonable price for the Bento box, fresh salmon sashimi and tasty ice cream + fantastic view!

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Timaru, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Kohans food is always the best japanese, it makes it difficult to try japanese food elsewhere because nothing else ever measures up. Particularly good value is the lunchtime menu with its range of donburris. Bento boxes are a great way to taste different foods.

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

So good we had to eat there twice. After a long drive from Wanaka, we arrived at the restaurant during lunch time and given that it was relatively empty didnt expect much. We got the Kohan Bento set ($25) and Tempura set ($35) ;The service was fast, portion big and the food tasted great. We had the homemade green tea... More

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The sashimi here was first rate, as good as anywhere in Sydney for example. Super fresh and served very well. Decent wine list also. This place was a welcome surprise on our first night in NZ.

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Additional Information about Kohan Restaurant

Address: SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 680 6688
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
Cuisine: Japanese

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