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“Best Value For Money”
Review of Banzai

Banzai
Ranked #258 of 2,329 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Value For Money”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

I love this place, The food is great, it tastes very nice and is presented very well. The service is wonderful.

It is fare enough out that the foodies don't go there, but a bit pricer than the neighbourhood, so its not too packed,

Well done the big man and the girls...

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Golden GEM”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Dont tell anybody about this place
Otherwise the secret will be out , and we will never get in
Amazing Food, Chef will also oblige and adapt the dishes
Staff are so accomodating . this place is very small but they can always fit you in
Food presentation is excellent
Flavours to die for .... heaven on a stick
Prices are giveaway prices
Now a Japanese convert

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank johntoddl
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Bayeux, France
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Cheap and Cheerful and Excellent Value”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

I went to Banzai last week with a few friends. The restaurant is a no-frills kind of place. The menu is extensive and as we were a group of six, we just wanted enough food to satisfy the group. The chef came to talk to us himself to make sure there was nothing we couldn't / wouldn't eat and then he happily went back to the kitchen and prepared a feast. Service was quick and efficient. The wines on offer were great (for the price). The food, when it came (right on time), was actually superb. Presentation was fantastic - everything was fresh and the quantities were just right. I think we paid about $30 NZ per head which included wine. I will definitely be going back.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank MonkeyBites
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
311 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Quite a nice little Japanese restaurant on Dominion Road”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Had lunch there with my wife on a Sunday noon and liked the food!

Service - Although there was only one waitress and it was quite busy with packed restaurant, she was still very friendly and warm towards serving her customers. A big plus!

Food - Beef tataki was nice and tender, tuna sashimi was fresh and tasty but the portion was too small. Katsu-don and katsu curry were both nice - The curry version is better though. The lunch menu portion was big and definitely worth it! Comes with miso soup too which was quite good.

Value - Lunch menu orders were definitely worth it. The beef tataki was nice but the tuna sashimi was too small. However, overall value was good.

Atmosphere - Nice little restaurant and very clean.

Overall - A nice Japanese restaurant. Would probably be more suited for lunch-style cafe rather than top-end but hey, the food is still good :)

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MJJC_1982
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Auckland, NZ
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Don't often get excited about reviewing local restaurants - but this one is a Gem. Cheap and cheerful in the best possible way. Clean, excellent menu - Kids love the kids sushi (comes presented as a bird with chrispy noodle feathers.
Great stuff from a neighbourhood eatery

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank KBE9
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