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“authentic & good value japanese”
Review of Kia Ora Japan

Kia Ora Japan
Ranked #66 of 256 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 16, 2013

we tried this restaurant after walking past it the night before & thinking it looked ok.
we eat a lot of japanese at home & overseas & thought that the cold soba noodles was as tasty & well presented as we have had anywhere. The sushi was also good.
service was efficient & we didn't wait long for food.
the size of servings was just right for us
so overall - a very pleasant meal & value for money.

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Thank kimba38
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Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place a year ago but this time not really impressed. I don't think we will go back. Overpriced for what we ordered compared to other Japanese restaurants. The sashimi platter had several salmon end pieces tough and chewy... Not pleasant. However the spicy tuna roll was fresh and tasty. Hence the average review overall.

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Thank Keith A
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We came across Kia Ora Japan while looking for a place to eat. The food was great and excellent value for money. Only problem is there is only paid parking nearby during lunchtimes, and the area can be quite busy in the evenings also.

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Thank Deborah D
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

we were walking the restaurant strip looking for something interesting and this was it. The ambience was the only reason I gave it 4 star and not 5. Service was good, charming Japanese girls...the menu was comprehensive and we settle on the 'set meal' which was about 6-8 courses. We decided that a single serve of this set meal with the addition of another soup would be adequate - and it was ample for two, for our appetites anyway.
It was delicious, beautifully presented and lovely tastes. We visit Japan reasonably frequently so we are familiar with good Japanese food. The soup was gorgeous, in a wire container on its' own burner which we were told to cook till the candle went out. FUN! it contained fish, seafood, mushroom vegetables etc....yum! Address is: 1139 Tutanakai st, Rotorua

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Thank 10Woodford
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We think this place has the best sushi in town. We always get the vege roll and California roll. The sushi rice s not too vinegary and fluffy. Seems fresh. The service is excellent also.

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Thank burgerqueen700
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