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This excellent restaurant is located at the Half Moon Bay Marina. It has a great view of the marina. Service was excellent and the food carefully and wonderfully prepared. We have been to Japan many times and this places holds a high standard.
This used to be one of the better Japanese restaurants in the Eastern suburb.
What a disappointment when we went for dinner today.
The portions were smaller the taste a disappointment and the pathetic lack of presentation!
The meals were "dumped onto plates" looking like...canteen food.
Whatever happened to the Japanese pride that their food is a delight to both the eyes and palate.
Rumors are there has been a change of management and the new owners are not Japanese.
The restaurant is located in the Half Moon Bay marina area. There is usually plenty of parking around and a nice view of the marina when there is still daylight.
They are usually busy so it's always a good idea to book, particularly if you...have a largeish group.
They have a nice selection of delectable Japanese food and the servers were really friendly. We stopped for dinner and there were two menus, one for food and another for drinks.
We shared a few things and grabbed a plate each. The food is generally quite nice. Flavourful and tasty. The portions for some of them were a bit small though. I quite liked the tempura roll and you could taste the prawn tempura. Both the sashimi and tempura were nice but the portions were small even for the large, possibly made for two. The nadeyaki udon was also quite nice. The tasty broth and chewy noodles were good. The tempura on top was nice but did get soggy in the broth. There were also only a couple pieces of chicken and mushroom in it.
Most items were around the $20 mark. the more interesting ones like the teppanyaki was closer to $30. I personally thought the portions were small but similar to other Japanese places.More
Overall they still do what they have always done and very well. Simple but good quality Japanese food, sushi and tempura mostly. Service always good but mostly just "efficient". If wanting vino with your meal i'd go for BYO.
First visit in a while. Still very good. A good combination of several different styles of Japanese food. Always fresh and tasty. Portions can be quite small for the prices e.g. the beef main. Service very good, BYO is allowable at a small charge and...better for the vino.More
Six of us out for a wonderful Japanese meal on a lovely day prior to Xmas, with great view over the Auckland Harbor and Bridge. Sashimi large platter was exquisite, with some of the best Tuna i have sampled in NZ. The Tempura veggies were...also tasty. Good service and attentive staff made this an enjoyable occasion. Will be back.More