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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” (28 reviews)
“sushi” (36 reviews)
“bento box” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed February 7, 2017

For Japanese-food lovers like my mother and myself, this was the perfect spot for us to unwind at the end of the day and just enjoy simply amazing, authentic Japanese food. Super fresh sashimi and well-presented sushi rolls. Really friendly and well-mannered staff with good...More

Thank SamanthaTsingJo... L
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

The staff at Kappa are excellent; friendly and efficient. The food is authentic Japanese beautifully cooked and presented. The atmosphere is quite homely which is typical small town Japanese. It is also very good value. Great place if you are into Japanese cuisine.

Thank Bigall1
Reviewed January 28, 2017

I absolutely love the food, service and atmosphere at Kappa. It is always fresh, delicious and well presented with excellent seasonal specials. The restaurant is small and unpretentious and feels like a true Japanese restaurant. The food is designed to be eaten Izakaya style, kind...More

1  Thank VJH89
Reviewed January 24, 2017

Yum, yum, yum! Amazing food and service in a relaxed atmosphere. The Sashimi is so fresh. Thank you so much.

Thank 1,111,111,222
Reviewed January 22, 2017

You can't go wrong for a lunch.its a small space but they are very efficient and the food is always excellent.

Thank Ladymidge
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Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here almost every week for the last 4 years, we love the service and the food. All the staff are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. It's a small place so best to book. Its good fresh food not...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The Hand written menu tells you this place has the freshest fish. It's basic but soooo good. Some of the best I've had absolutely no fishy taste, and good prices!

Thank Ryanmuhl
Reviewed December 28, 2016

I don't usually give "terrible" ratings, but this place deserves it. We had made reservations but the service was still awful. They forgot to bring out our drinks and needed prompting twice to get our orders. Then they brought out all of our meals at...More

1  Thank emjunck
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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
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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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