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“Fast service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kohan Restaurant

Kohan Restaurant
SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
(03) 680 6688
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Ranked #1 of 11 restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Christchurch
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fast service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We had dessert here. It was well presented and the service was friendly and fast. Will end here again next time we are in Lake Tekapo.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hong Kong
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Jap food in NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The food in this place is super fresh and very "japanese". The food and setting matches with the beautiful surrounding of Lake Tekapo very much, peaceful, and charming. The restaurant has a wonderful view of the lake so try to get a seat next to the window. Good and friendly service. Pity that it is closed on Sunday evening or else I will pay a visit to enjoy the dinner there!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese Food in NZ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

After reading rave reviews about Kohan, we really wanted to try this restaurant badly and booked one month ahead via email! We were definitely not disappointed. Food quality was excellent with generous servings especially the salmon! Great panoramic lake view with very prompt, friendly and efficient customer service mainly by Japanese - we are in heavens!! The ambiance was just ordinary, not the usual Japanese settings you would expect and a bit noisy as it caters to tourists as well - but that didn't bother us.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Agree. They deserved the #1 spot.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Came to Kohan because of the reviews. The restaurant is ran by Japanese. Food were authentic Japanese. Although portions were a bit small for my family especially after a long day of walks, it was really nice.

Surprisingly, the price was affordable. For 7 of us, we spent about slightly more than NZ$100.

Service was excellent. Very attentive to customers' needs. The employees were friendly, always smiling. They were able to speak and understand English. Not a problem when ordering food.

The view outside of Kohan was beautiful. It looked as if you are having a panoramic view of the Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook. No obstructions.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Make an advance reservation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Best to make a reservation for dinner if you want to eat here, because they can get crowded, plus other diners make reservations too because the Japanese food is so good! Feels quite authentic as well because the restaurant is run by Japanese staff.

Back here for the fourth time and still not disappointed! Must try when you come to Lake Tekapo!

Visited November 2012
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