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Kohan Restaurant

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SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
(03) 680 6688
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Passing through

I stopped for a quick lunch and was very impressed with the food. Service was fast even though a couple of tours arrived. Would return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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391 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I stopped for a quick lunch and was very impressed with the food. Service was fast even though a couple of tours arrived. Would return.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Recommended to us on a 2 night stay in Lake Tekapo - you need to book as it is very popular with the numerous Japanese tourists. Staff are Japanese and very friendly. Good variety of Japanese dishes on the menu - tempura was excellent especially the Blue Cod. We had a mix of fish and vegetable dishes. All appeared freshly... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

After reading all the reviews about this please we thought this would be the best place for dinner but were were thoroughly disappointed. The serving sizes were very very small, we spent over $70 on food alone and felt like we were only served an entree. Has salmon 5 ways, Lamb cutlets, Venison and Chef vegetable special, you would think... More 

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New Delhi, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Absolutely delicious food. The wait staff was friendly and we got a table overlooking the lake. It was a busy place. We spent hours chatting but the staff was good and did not once bother us to leave. No wonder the place is rated what it is rated! Deserves it!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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152 reviews 152 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have eaten several times at Kohan and have enjoyed our meal each time. The Salmon 5 Ways is our favorite. The salmon is super fresh and the preparations are quite imaginative. Sushi is excellent. Don't be put off by the large open dining area. The food and service will more than make up for the lack of ambiance.

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Kirkby Lonsdale
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33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not a great deal of choice in a small town however this is a real gem. Would not have tried or even known it was there but for previous reviews so thank you to everyone. Lovely food service and views. Th decor is 'interesting' and it would help if the menu gave a bit of help to us who have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is famous in Tekapo, so we booked and tasted it. We visit the restaurant on late Feb and tasted the salmon sashimi don and meat combination. All are fair with impressive chicken. In fact, you are not difficult to find one which is better in Hong Kong. Even can't compare with any one in Japan. In my observation,... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Authentic Japanese lots of flavours it was busy on night we went but meal still came promptly and was delicious.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Food was good, staff were friendly. Salmon was fresh. Awesome place for lunch. It's not often you find good Japanese food for that kind of price, so I was quite happy with the experience. Decor could use with some work though.

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Masera
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

very good food. i love the salmon don and can have it everyday. a lot of salmon and good amount of food. will definitely recommend to everyone!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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