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“A nice little local place with good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kizuna

Kizuna
Ranked #613 of 2,198 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A nice little local place with good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

Kizuna opened in November 2011 and we've since eaten in the restaurant twice and twice had takeaways. Great value for money with very enthusiastic and welcoming service. Food is nicely presented and tasty without being either pretentious or truly excellent. A definite 3.5-4/5 and worth a try for the novelty of being the nicest local restaurant in it's neighbourhood.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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7 Thank foodlover71
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Decent, average food...slow service (but friendly!)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

Got a 25% off flyer dropped in our letterbox, figured we'd give it a try. When we arrived there was one other table of 3. The Japanese wait staff was very friendly and sweet. The food came out VERY SLOWLY. The food was okay...average. Not bad and not great. The location is not the best...looks a little run down outside but, they have done a nice job with the interior. Don't think we will be going back. It took over 1.5 hours to get through dinner and we really didn't order much. We decided we would rather make the drive to the CBD and have dinner at Tanukis Japanese restaruant (which is awesome!) next time. This place is worth a try if you are in the area...but, I wouldn't go out of my way...it's just totally average. The prices are a bit on the high side for the location. Very clean bathrooms.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Veritas777
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Auckland
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Quality relaxed dining and good takeaways”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2011

The owners have obviously put a lot of effort into this restaurant. Although it does not look great from the outside - the inside is nice and the food is terrific. The takeaways are also very good and all at a good price. Large number of attentive Japanese staff. Open Tuesday - Sunday 6pm to 10pm

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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5 Thank KiwifoxMelbourne
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