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Ren Japanese Dining

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39 Melanesia Road, Kohimarama, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Four of us came to Ren for dinner, having booked in advance. Parking was easy on the street and we were quickly seated and water served. We then waited 30 minutes for our wine order to be taken. The menu had a good variety from sushi to tempura. We like to order two or three dishes at a time so... More 

Thank Cadarnle
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Fantastic, intimate, and friendly. Kauri the owner/chef is dedicated and always happy to oblige. It's BYO too. No need to book usually. It's small but comfortable. The waiter is very knowledgable and always very attentive.

Thank Brent1104
Auckland, New Zealand.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A great find in kohi which we have eaten at on three separate visits to the city. An extensive menu, delicious food and excellent service - what more could you ask for.

Thank kiwis4651
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Small place serving great food. A local treat. Fresh, authentic and snappy service. Also a great spot for a private party by all accounts.

Thank bgboyle
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Ren has established a very good name for itself- with good reason. A small BYO ( Bring Your Own) restaurant BIG in service. Located in a small group of shops, close to Tamaki Drive and the Waitemata Harbour, it is ideally situated for Locals and outsiders wanting a good meal away from the hustle and bustle of city life. An... More 

Thank David R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is a very small restaurant in Kohimarama, a few streets back from the main beach. We have been there a few times, food is always exceptional, very reasonable and its also BYO which keeps the cost down. It can be quiet though. As it only seats 25 we booked the whole place for a friend's 40th recently. The staff... More 

Thank Shobo_111
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Close to the sea in Kohimarama this is a nice restaurant with easy parking outside without the hassle of parking in nearby Mission Bay or the drive into town. Small but intimate with excellent food. The waiters Manami & Kaita were divine.

Thank KiwifoxAuckland

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  • Address: 39 Melanesia Road, Kohimarama, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Kohimarama
  • Phone Number: 5214566

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?