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Asahi Japanese Restaurant

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Vine Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 430 3005
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oh dear oh dear

Where do I start with this review...!! It was a disappointing evening. We hadn't booked and when we walked up to the counter the waitress let out a very audible sigh when we asked for a table, the restaurant didn't appear to be overly busy however being a Saturday night and a public holiday the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Warren B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Where do I start with this review...!! It was a disappointing evening. We hadn't booked and when we walked up to the counter the waitress let out a very audible sigh when we asked for a table, the restaurant didn't appear to be overly busy however being a Saturday night and a public holiday the staff appear to have underestimated... More 

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Thank Warren B
kiwipete0620
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I went here for dinner with a work colleague on a Thursday evening. The restaurant was relatively quiet with people at several other tables. The service was ok but the meals were disappointing. I had a squid ring entree and a shashimi bento as a main. The entree looked like it had just come directly out of a deep fryer.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Call a restaurant Japanese. Write a pseudo menu and serve a Chinese restaurant idea of Japanese food and you might get close to how non Japanese the lunch I had was. There was none of the elegance and simplicity that even the simplest Japanese restaurant values, and takes pride in. Granted I only ate there once, and even then it... More 

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Thank RobynK70
Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

we have been to Asahi for special events a few times and really enjoyed their food, this time we went on 21st October and it was disapointing. We booked in via phone earlier in the day (6 adults) and said we had limited time as we were booked for a movie that night. We were served by a lovely young... More 

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Thank GDNZ77
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Best waiter in the world - Josh! Heard he could sing great too. Someone give that guy a gig! Everyone finished their food and loved it, it tasted great! Thank you so much Asahi Restaurant

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Thank Damien C
Semarang, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Not recommended at all, they got sushi from the neighbouring fast food sushi bar and tasted very bad. The waitress spoke limited english and had a hard time understanding us.

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2 Thank silvysaksono
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

The worst ever tasting japanese food in this entire world. The waitress kept on looking at us when we ate. It made us felt very uncomfortable. One word to describe it: HORRIBLE

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2 Thank capricebudi
Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Truly awful. Not actual sushi. Solid "blocks" of rice with deep fried junk on top... How you're supposed to eat "sushi" that size with chopsticks is completely beyond me. Total waste of $50. We couldn't eat it asked for a to go box because we were embarrassed and then chucked it away this morning :( will try Eagle sushi next... More 

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2 Thank Bexen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Friday night for dinner they were willing to have us and stay open when 3 others were not. Extensive menu, although we were rather shocked that the menu came laminated in plastic and you just chose the number next to the description. Getting over that, the meal was lovely and authentic starting with miso soup, which I feel is an... More 

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1 Thank lulu1106
Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have always had a great lunch at this restaurant , service wise and food wise. The staff very friendly and not over bearing

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vine Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: (09) 430 3005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?