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Kappa Japanese Restaurant

36 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1423
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tempura” (29 reviews)
“sushi” (36 reviews)
“bento box” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
36 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh ingredients, authentic. Great service, When we were there, it was in April and was Bluff oyster season. 3 pieces but they were so worth it! Pick any from menu and you cannot go wrong. Make a booking as seats are limited.

Thank yumbri2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely service. Quaint Japanese restaurant. Food was simple but delicious. There is the option to seat on a balcony that is relatively private.

Thank Leonie Y
Reviewed May 2, 2017

I loved eating here on our last night in Queenstown thanks to the recommendation of my good friend living here. We'd had some outrageously priced meals at wineries which were mediocre at best. The clean and fresh sashimi was a highlight of our trip/

Thank WanderingFoodLover23
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This was my third visit to this little gem of a restaurant and once again it was a delight. The food and service were superb and it was just as reasonable as always. It's nice to go to a favourite and find it maintains it's...More

Thank Moira A
Reviewed April 1, 2017

We stopped by for a lunch bento and although the food tasted good, we thought it was extremely expensive for the amount of food we were served. The bento came with very small portions of meat or fish. It is perfect for people with a...More

Thank Sheila514
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Treated to lots of flavours. Soba noodles had fresh unique flavours and the Broth dish was so delicious. The fried chicken was wow! highly recommend.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Cosy upstairs japanese restaurant with a great menu. Excellent selection of Japanese wines and saki. Very reasonably priced and superb quality.

Thank Kelwyn O
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Amazing food, love the inside feel of a traditional Japanese restaurant. Great service, my girlfriend and I was treated like family. Will definitely go back!

Thank Toddy27
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We had not booked but were shown to a table right away by a charming waitress. We ordered four plates to share from the specials menu - all were outstanding. This restaurant has a friendly, authentic vibe. We go there every time we are in...More

Thank rosebud98
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Best Japanese food in NZ!!! I was in Japan and can say Is the real taste !! Amazing ! If you walk on street of queenstown you can't see it! But pay attention to find it! Is worthy! Is upstairs!

Thank Macarena U
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Jenny D
March 4, 2016|
Response from Jan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely book, as it's a very small restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1423
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