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All 12 Lake Tekapo Restaurants

Kohan Restaurant

SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
(03) 680 6688
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Ranked #1 of 12 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
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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Brisbane
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent Japanese food- one of the best choices in town - very busy! With a lots of Japanese and Chinese tours in town - this made us excited as we new the food would be good -the Vegetable Tempura was the best we've eaten they do take away as well if packed out

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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Not many restaurants in Tekapo and this is obviously the busiest one. Always make a reservation to secure a table. The two of us had dinner and ordered sake ($10), beer, salmon don ($19), tuna rolls, 5 sushis ($15) and blue cod tempura. Food is of high standard in terms of Japanese food in New Zealand, but to be frank... More

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Canberra, Australia
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215 reviews 215 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our hotel host recommended this restaurant to us and luckily we made a booking as the restaurant was packed with tourists! The restaurant has an amazing view to the Lake Tekapo and having dinner during sunset was an amazing experience. The service was good even though they were flat out. Sashimi was fresh, probably from local fresh source. The cooked... More

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Barnstaple, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Kohan was recommended by our hotel host Walter. Thank you Walter. OK, so it looks a little bit like a school canteen, but the food is anything but. Traditional Japanese food at reasonable prices. Gorgeous Girlfriend and I each had a mixed platter meal which was absolutely delicious (but I wasn't a huge fan of the tempura battered vegetables).... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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