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“Authentic food + Quality service = unforgettable dinning experience”
Review of Teppan Dining Bowz

Teppan Dining Bowz
Ranked #292 of 2,276 Restaurants in Auckland
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Teppan Dining BOWZ provides a sophisicated environment and powerful performance from internationally experienced Japanese chefs. BOWZ offers a wide range of the highest quality Teppan dishes accompanied by an exclusive selection of local and internaitonal of wines and sake. Our qualified staff will assist the pairing of perfect wine or sake for the meal. BOWZ is located near Auckland Central with a lot of free parking spaces availble. You will have an exciting new experience and enjoy our top quality hospitality.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Authentic food + Quality service = unforgettable dinning experience”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Went there twice both with friends, the experience was amazing.

Dishes prepared in front of you, it was just like a magic show in slow-mo.

Service was of a high standard, matched the setting and atmosphere of the place.

Every single dish was prepared and presented in a clean yet elegant manner.
Its simply a feast for the eyes.


We sat once at the counter and once at the table, definitely would like to try the traditional Japanese styled room next time!

  • Visited December 2013
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“Perfect for a datenight, excellent food, great atmosphere”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

intimate setting with excellent tasting, well presented food. The service was friendly and thurough, though it did take a little longer than expected between courses. If you have a big appitite you may want to stack the entres as portions are on the small side, But that's to be expected when fine dining. Highly recommended for fans of Japanese cuisine.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Great dinner !”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We went to Bowz last night for a family dinner. From the call I made to book - to having the door held open for us when we left - the whole evening was excellent !! It's a small intimate restaurant with a teppan bar and some 'normal tables' around the edge of the restaurant. Unfortunately, we couldn't sit at the bar, but we had a very nice table in the front windon where we could still see the food being cooked. A very nice touch also for the seats by the glass, they had small blankets laid across the top of the seats for our use. Like most Japanese restaurants, the food was beautifully presented, delicious and the service fantastic. My wife and I had a Paua starter additional to the 'course' dinner which included an appitiser, a beautiful miso soup with a prawn, the main meat dish, rice and a dessert. The kids just had the main course which didn't include the appitiser, soup or dessert. We upgraded our dessert to the dessert if the day for an extra $5 which was well worth it. My wife had the beef and crayfish combo, I had the Wagyu beef and the kids had teriyaki chicken. The appitiser was a cold one with a selection of raw and cooked fish dishes. All up with 2 bottles of wine the dinner cost $370 which for a family of four isn't bad. Well worth a visit and a place we will definitely be returning to soon !

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Charles B
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cosy with a dash of teppan theatre”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

You cannot help but be impressed with the experience at Bowz. The staff are attentive and provide a great service. The food they create on the teppan hotplate is a tasty mix of New Zealand influenced Japanese dishes, and it's a good bit of performance to watch.

We had garlic mussels and soft crab for starters followed by mains of king salmon and teriyaki chicken and all dishes were delicious. Close attention to detail in presentation such as fresh flowers and origami as part of the table presentation along with some very nice ceramic dinnerware add some delightful finishing touches. We were offered complimentary freshly brewed green tea after our wine and beer which went well with a very successfully prepared crème brûlée.

I have also never seen such a thoughtfully presented loo, even in higher priced restaurants. To me, this shows a high level of attention to the overall dining experience. Bowz is well worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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Auckland
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“Best hospitality and beautiful food”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I went there for lunch and was pretty impressed by their service. The wait person always came to our table at the very best timing and even though I was with a 2 year old child(Yes, they are known as "terrible 2s") I had such a relaxing time. Their plates are beautifully presented and I love the beef steak which came with wasabi, dipping sauce and the special salt. I asked for "medium-well" and it wasn't over cooked or dry at all, it was perfectly between medium and well-done.
I also noticed that they had some toiletry items in their bathroom. They even had cotton buds and mouth wash- can't ask more.
Highly recommended +++

  • Visited July 2013
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