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Kawasemi Japanese Tea House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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109 Main Rd | Dickensons Arcade, Derwent Park, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7009, Australia
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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163 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This lovely restaurant is hidden away in a little arcade in Moonah. It has a good menu of authentic Japanese food, and nice ambience. The portions are generous, and food terrific. Booking essential, opens for lunch mon to sat, dinner wed to sat.

Thank Patricia J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

As always this is by far the most outstanding Japanese restaurant i have been too!! Had the bento box tonight absolutely everything it contained was delicious!! Service is always friendly

Thank Alastair D
Acton Park, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

We use to go here all the time, however the last three visits we have had chunky cut sashimi and bones in two out of three dishes... the price has gone up and the quality has gone done... shame really...

1 Thank mlong77
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

I loved the Kawasemi Tea House. I really did. However, from my understanding, the original owner sold the place, and sadly since then the quality of the food has just gone down slowly. From the ingredients, which seem to be used sparingly now, to the recipes, which have been altered, and just the overall preparation (because I'm now unable to... More 

Thank r0landbarthes
Intoomadee A, Guest Relations Manager at Kawasemi Japanese Tea House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We do take our customers feedback seriously in order to improve our products and services. In relation to your comment about the business ownership, the original owner is still part of our team. He had to take some time off due to an injury. And he is now working behind the scene in training our... More 

Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

Oh it is! A picture saves the 100 character minima. Kawasemi - (the common kingfisher) very average.

Thank coffscouple
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

This has to be the best Japanese food in the Hobart area. I have never been dissatisfied by these guys. If you want great food in an authentic surrounding, go to this restaurant.

Thank Greg G
Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Always top quality fresh Japanese style food. Sushi is my usual choice but there are other options for cooked food as well.

Thank Caroline M
hochi minh
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

Despite having two very loud and tired 2 & 3 year old grand children. Our evening was fantastic and staff were very considerate and also offered the kids some pencils and coloring in for entertainment. There was a great selection and variety of foods with excellent value. The food was amazing and would definetely recommend for anyone seeking an authentic... More 

Thank kitkatkoe1
Hobart, Australia
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

A takeaway Bento box is a frequent Friday night dinner for our family, and has been for many years. Quality is guaranteed and the prices are reasonable, to say the least. We have dined in a few times and found the service to be a little eccentric at times. Not terrible, more entertaining. I would highly recommend a visit or... More 

Thank Tim M
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

I have been here couple of times and did not get disappointed. The bento box is one of my favorite and better than what I find in Japan. The food are exactly what you expect in Japanese cuisine and also of good value.

Thank AlaskanLandscape

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Main Rd | Dickensons Arcade, Derwent Park, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7009, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Glenorchy  >  Derwent Park
  • Phone Number: 61362781322

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?