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158 Cuba Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 1354
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“bento box” (23 reviews)
“sushi” (19 reviews)
“gyoza” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
158 Cuba Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Japanese Food
" food was excellent, the portions generous, and the service attentive,"
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2. Atmosphere
" Great atmosphere and nice waitress."
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3. Desserts
"well plated and presented and flavours are amazing. "
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1 - 10 of 180 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered a Tempura Udon. Not many people sell them in Wellington and having just come from Japan (where it is on every corner) I thought I would try this one. The dashi was all wrong. It had a strong chemical taste which led me to...More

Thank kamisama2014
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Japanese restaurant on Cuba Street. Food was superb, service was excellent, all finished off with a yummy and very well-presented dessert from their cabinet of goodies at the counter. There is even an area at the back of the restaurant with lovely Japanese crockery,...More

1  Thank 26lv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice Japanese food and sushi in a stylish space on Cuba Street. Food is elegantly presented and there are plenty of vegan options. Only downside is that it is a bit on the expensive side, but worth it if you want Japanese or sushi...More

Thank jeffs92651
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Located upper Cuba Street, this is a gem of a Japanese restaurant. Great food, with generous portions. Gluten Free and vegetarian options well provided for. Service is absolutely professional and meals prepared very promptly. Great place to have a chat away from the hustle and...More

Thank Jadedog
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We are visiting Wellington and since we have our toddler son on this trip, we booked a Japanese restaurant as he loves udon and that would be good on a chilly night like we had tonight. As we were dining early we were the only...More

Thank Annie Y
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This was definitely a mixed bag. Took 15 minutes for the drinks ordered to be brought out to us. The entrees were luke warm and the gyoza was soggy to boot. The main was okay and dessert was good. Overall reasonably priced.

Thank AddCoffee
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Very nice place and excellent food. Don’t forget to taste a dessert. It is different from other on the same neighborhood

1  Thank MFerreira67
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We ate here and loved our meal! The highlights were the salmon sashimi, ramen, and the tiramisu. The service was fast and really attentive. It was a Monday night, and the restaurant started off empty, but was filling in by 8pm. We would definitely go...More

1  Thank wrldtrvlr20181971
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We ordered in for the first time, and the ramen was great. Suspect it will actually be better if we have it in person without it sitting in takeaway boxes awaiting delivery :) Loved the ramen, delicious and hearty. The sushi was nice too. Will...More

Thank carllin87
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Good service and atmosphere. But the food wasn’t what I expected. We love Japanese food and have tried Japanese ramen in various different places including Japan. Soup base is so important for ramen and the soup from the miso pork ramen I ordered was so...More

1  Thank Lala_wong
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $16
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Cuba Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 1354
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