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“Taiko, a hidden gem”

Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #123 of 2,227 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Our team of trained Japanese chefs welcome you. Irrashaimase. We are located next to Kingsland Station, on the Western Line, just 4 stops from the Britomart Downtown Station. We are also one minute from the New North Road, "Kingsland" bus stop.You may view our illustrated menu on our website.Most of us have travelled extensively around the world, and enjoy greeting and entertaining new friends from many different countries.When you are in Auckland, come and see us. We are waiting.You'll be glad you found us on Tripadvisor!
Auckland, New Zealand
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“Taiko, a hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Taiko, is a great restaurant tucked away by the train station in KIngsland. Great food, and Ian the host is the reason I always enjoy the evenings here. Sitting at the counter eating drinking while the trains roll by is way cool.

Visited June 2013
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“Great Japanese restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Beautifully presented and delicious Japanese food and sake. Imported Japanese beer on tap which is damn good too! And helpful, friendly staff and owner.

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ian Rocks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great food, great service, great prices and Ian the owner/manager/boss-dude is GREAT!! Definitely work a trip when you're in Kingsland. Conveniently positioned next to the train station

  • Visited January 2013
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“Great food and welcoming service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

I have been going to Taiko for over 4 years now and the owner Ian has consistently impressed with great food and excellent service. Last Saturday was no exception. The menu is tight but has all the favourites. I like to sit at the bar and engage with the staff over some Sake or when im there with a larger group the table seating is fine. Kingsland is painful for parking so either taxi or park over on Sandringham rd and walk over the railway station over foot bridge right to Taikos door step. This is definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in Auckland and certainly one of the top 5 in NZ in my opinion.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Great Japanese place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Very good Japanese food in Auckland.great service,very polite staf.nice sushi as well as mains. Not too expensive.great selection of dishes which are prepared on the same day.

  • Visited November 2012
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