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“Over Rated”

Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #29 of 2,403 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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!
Reviewed February 20, 2014

It was a thursday evening we were taking an auntie out for dinner and I decided that we have Japanese. We went to Sake bar 601 but was fully booked(20covers only) So next choice for Japanese was Taiko. As we entered into Taiko, I thought the ambient was at bit tired.. the main waitress seated us but we were left unattended for a good 15 mins without menus nor water on the table only when we asked then she attended to it. Our waitress was a young blonde asian/cocasian looking and very slow on serving. We ordered a medium sashimi mix which was very disappointing.. The fish slices were thicker then both your lips and they didnt look or tasted appealing or fresh at all! The maki or sushi we ordered had the rice thicker then the filling which looked like cheap sushi or home made wouldve been better off.. After our meal we weren't offered anything extra..we were left unattended again for another long period of time until we asked for desserts..Dessert was the only pleasing ok thing we had.. No coffees nothing offered after..never returning again, overall very poor quality of food for price and very Poor service for prices charged. Need more work on ambient and very uncomfortable seats..wouldn't reccommend it to any Japanese food lover.

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Reviewed February 18, 2014

I've been a regular diner of Taiko for around 7 years now - it is my go to place for top quality delicious Japanese food. Ian and all the staff are very friendly and helpful and will hook you up with some of the best sake around too. I've tried most things on the menu - all are delicious - and the staff are happy to skew the sashimi to have more salmon for me. If you're new to Japanese cuisine Ian will happily take the time to help you order and explain what the dishes are.

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Thank Julie W
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Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Taiko offers delicious, fresh Japanese food, in a warm and friendly environment.
Manager Ian makes you feel right at home, making great menu suggestions. Often we have just said to Ian to just bring a selection of his favourite dishes instead if choosing for ourselves!

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Thank Pritchorba
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We popped in to Taiko from Eden Park on the weekend and it really hot the spot. The karaage melted in your mouth and the sushi was super fresh. Recommend!

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Thank JonAtMosh
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

i like the sushi here very much, thanks to the staff for being so friendly too, lovely meal, we will return

Thank billonholiday
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