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“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Otaku Japanese Steak House - CLOSED

Otaku Japanese Steak House
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Opposite Dick Smith Electronics.
Whitianga, New Zealand
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Best prawns ever with their special garlic mayo and best with the fried rice instead of plain rice. My partner had the eye filet steak which was very tender.

  • Visited September 2013
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Helpful?
Thank dive_revive
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20 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
“Not Impressed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

My family and I are very frequent customers and usually we are impressed by the service of the front of house and the quality of the food. We have been served a few times by Bronte and Erin who are a really good team, are always incredibly friendly, make us feel welcome and relaxed and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them. However on our past 2 visits we were served by another female who we found to be unapproachable and when answering questions could be quite rude and new waiter who has obviously received no training at all and didn’t know how to take our orders. As I said we are frequent customers and still plan to return for the food but service skills is something to bear in mind when hiring new staff.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Truebluefoodie
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Wellington
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great fun, great food, great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

We went with our two children - ages 10 and 11. We eat quite a lot of Japanese, and this one did not disappoint. From the moment we walked in we were looked after. The chefs were amazing with their knife display and catching the rice etc. usually with places like this the food lets them down - but to in this case. The food quality and cooking as perfect.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Catsav44
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Hawera, New Zealand
Level Contributor
69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A meal and a show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Very entertaining way to see your food cooked and prepared with skill. Took my elderly mother and she was transfixed by the whole experience. We all loved the flavours and enjoyed our meals. Will visit again but it might be repetitive.

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
Thank Dec S
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Average meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

It was a fun environment. This is a place you do not come for the food, but for the entertainment. It was a pleasant evening and the set menu delivered a good quantity of food, but as mentioned, it was average. Expect to spend circa $50 a head

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Tiaro
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