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“Good fresh food, beautifully presented”

Kyo-Ya Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 83 Restaurants in Takapuna
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington, New Zealand
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163 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good fresh food, beautifully presented”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

This place is a favourite of my wife and one of her friends, but this was my first visit. I can now see why they like it so much! Not an over-decorated theme restaurant, but a nice casual Japanese experience where the food is fresh and perfectly cooked. Presentation is something special too. The sushi and sashimi were like they were just caught and wonderful quality. Perhaps the only blemish is a very ordinary, commercial wine-list. Food like this deserves better and there are plenty of small artisan NZ wineries who would love to have their wines on show here

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Roger F
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had the most wonderful lunch at this restaurant. Having not visited for a while, we had forgotten just how good it is!

My tempura was perfectly crisp and not too oily, and my husbands tonkatsu was very tender and well cooked. The dishes are very authentic, well balanced, on par with mid-range restaurants in Japan.

This restaurant is in the top 5 Japanese restaurants in Auckland, and very reasonably priced.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Rachel P
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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202 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Good sushi”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Sushi was good. Menu was very basic and simple. I thought prices were high. Presentation and fish were good, but not great.

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Thank SLH67
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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257 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten their before n enjoyed our meal. We decided to do a takeout to take to the beach. The chicken don was terribly. Both meals has greasy chicken no sauce cold misu n then because it was dinner the price nearly doubled,overpriced with most if meal going to the birds

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Thank kruuza
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Western Australia, Australia
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518 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Small Japanese restaurant in Takapuna”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Kyo-Ya is a very popular small Japanese restaurant in Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore. Delicious freshly cooked meals.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Maturity
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