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Kohan Japanese Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kohan Bento Box was edible, but mediocre. The salmon sashimi was far from the freshest or best tasting I’ve had. The breaded salmon had a squishy texture and was not great, nor was the breaded chicken in the bento. My husband did not like...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad for a Japanese restaurant in the middle of no where. The salmon sashimi was very fresh but I'm not sure it's truly authentic but like I said it's in the middle of no where must be hard to find truly authentic ingredients. They...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long wait for table. Bit disappointed with the flavour of the sauce. Service was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank inda2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure what the food is like but unfortunately I don't think it's good enough to be treated the way that my wife and I were when we wanted to dine here. The first night we tried we waited for 20 minutes before a...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They only take reservations before the day, anything on that day itself is a major NO. They will not even try to give you a table even if it’s half empty and shove the takeaway menu so you’ll takeaway and leave. Happened to most who...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Crystalism
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kohan Japanese Restaurant deserves the #1 rating. It is very popular and advanced reservation is an absolute must. We enjoyed everything that was ordered: combination nigiri sushi (especially scallops - ordered more!!!), wakame udon noodle soup, venison tataki, and rack of lamb. Delicious!!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

We est there tonight and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We and others waited in line outside for about 10 minutes before we were brought to tables. This despite many tables being free, no reason given for delay. Anyway, food was very tasty...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank PVDub
Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

This Jap place serves pretty authentic Jap food. Service crew were nice and fast in service. But place is very crowded, so it’s best to make reservations in advance.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank ongmich
Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

There was a typed sign on the entrance that this establishment now only do takeaway. They had bus loads eating there & buying / looking in the attached souvenir store. We felt most victimised as we have eaten here several times in the past &...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

The food was beyond perfect. Service amazing, come to Lake Tekapo for this restaurant alone! SUPERB 👌🏽

Date of visit: November 2019
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March 1, 2017|
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Response from vincentlau | Reviewed this property |
yes they do but mainly for people who didnt make a reservation and couldnt wait for 1hr for a table, they were forced to do takeaway. if u know u r gonna be there, no harm in making a reservation and securing a table at... More
Hay Y
September 13, 2016|
Response from WattleFun | Reviewed this property |
Hi please contact the restaurant direct
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