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“Beautiful food and great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kazuya

Kazuya
193 Symonds Street | Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-377 8537
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Ranked #5 of 1,309 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $56 - $124
Cuisines: International, Contemporary, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We are a unique European Japanese fusion fine dining in Auckland.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had the 7 course degustation course and the dishes were beautifully presented. This is not a pure Japanese restaurant. I love the "texture" dish, a clever way of serving vegetables with its unique taste for each of the 30 vegetables. The staff were friendly and went the extra mile to ask the chef the surprise ingredient in one of the petit fours for us. We will definitely come back here again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful food but not what you would expect..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

The food here is stunning. We did the degustation menu and were so full by the end of the night. You expect the food to be Japanese but it really only has a slight Japanese influence. It's beautifully cooked and presented. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Perhaps the only downside is that parking nearby can be difficult. Ill be back..

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

7 course degustation with wine match. We were seated upstairs and that area lacks atmosphere. Most portions are quite small and although the food was ok-ish, I am in no hurry to return. There are a few much better restaurants around in AKL. The "main event", the SALAD, was a big disappointment. Generally the food is beautifully presented but lacks finesse in the taste department. A typical Japanese issue.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful service, exquisite food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

What a great addition to the Auckland restaurant scene. Don't think this is pure Japanese given the name of the establishment. It melds the delicacy and refinement of Japanese style cooking with European style dishes. It is a hit.

The service was lovely, friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

We will certainly revisit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best on the list!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The service was probably the best I have seen in Auckland. They are clearly passionate and proud of what they have to offer!
The food, just impossible to describe because it was almost too good to be true!

If you have one restaurant from the Cuisine Top #50 restaurants list to choose from... don't hesitate and choose KAZUYA.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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