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Kohan Restaurant

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SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
(03) 680 6688
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Perth, Australia
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went early but it wasn't opened, when it was opened, we were told they only have a table at 7.30pm. They were busy with japanese tour groups. However, we were glad we waited as the salmon was so fresh. I got to eat my favourite natto salmon don and it was fantastic! Their sashimi was fresh and the service... More 

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Thank Simplyko
Sevenoaks Uk
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266 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was quite a surprise to find an authentic Japanese restaurant in an Alpine setting by the beautiful Lake Tekapo one of the most iconic views in South Island. The service was as expected very efficient and the food superb. We especially recommend the sashimi, tempura and roasted salmon.

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Thank PaulJanet
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here with an amazing view out the window. The food and the service where great. Some say it doesn't mean anything but when i visit a restaurant and the cliental are mainly from the country of the restaurant, to me it usually means its not to bad.

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Thank Lee S
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had lunch over there. restaurant located by the lake with great view. Staff is friendly and attentive. Meal is traditional Japanese food with good portion.

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Thank Bing-BiLu
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is amazing and the food we had for lunch was great. The sushi was very fresh. Very friendly and polite staff. Recommended if in Lake Tekapo

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Thank WattleFun
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place never disappoints. Always good food to be had, albeit a wee bit expensive. The service is always fantastic - we always have all our meals there when in Lake Tekapo. Highly recommend it!

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Thank Coriander183
new zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful food full of flavour. Our waitress was so helpful and recommended a beautiful authentic dish. We will definitely return. Thank you.

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Thank sun63
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok food but very expensive. $40 for a bento box. Some of the sashimi dishes I saw coming out of the kitchen looked very nice. I wouldn't rush here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every once in a while you go somewhere without checking the restaurant. Mrs Merlot and Vin were going on a night sky tour which was cancelled and walked past Kohan looked in busy but basic decor. As we walked in a table of 4 got up to walk out. Bingo a table for Mr and Mrs Merlot. Large basic dining... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the food was very fresh and tasty and the service was very good. they had an ok selection of drinks available and an extensive range of food to choose from

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: (03) 680 6688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?