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“Fresh, tasty low key”
Review of Sakanaya - CLOSED

Sakanaya
Price range: $13 - $31
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 13, 2012

Specials menu changes to meet the seafood harvest. The sashimi is fresh. The soft-shell crab is delicious. This is not top end Japanese but it is excellent for a neighbourhood restaurant and for its price. Bookings are not usually required and the service is friendly. Asahi super dry on tap.

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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Seafood is plenteous with Auckland so near to the waters but whether they are fresh as it gets in restaurants that serves sashimis is another question. The sashimi here is fantastic.It's also one of the few that serves soft shell crab. I judge a good udon in the soup, if it's laced with MSG, I would feel it within the next hour with a parched throat. Had a beef udon and it was delicious.The staff 3 very friendly and courteous (as most Japanese are) young man. Overall a very pleasant experience. Will go back again.

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Reviewed December 5, 2011

My girlfriend our daughter and I just got back from the Restaurant and we almost didn’t go because my girlfriend had seen the bad reviews. We went along anyway and i admit it was quite quiet. We were served quickly and the staff were helpful. We did get different menus because we had a voucher, but we looked in the other menus and they were pretty much the same but just had a few things changed.

It was clear that there were some staff there who spoke very little English, and some staff spoke very good English, so picking the correct staff member to grab the attention of was very important.

The food pretty much arrived at the same time course by course and there was not a long wait. The food was so delicious, both my girlfriend and i wanted some bread to soak up the sauce. My girlfriend had the Teriyaki Fish of the Day and i had sizzling scallops. Our 13 yr old Daughter who was with us had Teriyaki chicken which she also enjoyed and made her so full she had to stretch out in the back of the car on the way home.

Both my girlfriend an i left feeling like we could have eaten a little more (partly because it was so delicious) but then on the way home realised that we were both quite full.

The decor and atmosphere of the place was great, really relaxed and it also had an outdoor area with wooden benches where you could eat. It had surf theme throughout, yet fairly understated and not tacky, and it worked really well.

The main reason i wrote this review is because i don’t think people should be put off by all the bad reviews. We nearly were and then ended up having a great meal there. We will be going back again

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Reviewed August 26, 2008

It was alright.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013
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