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“Authentic Japanese food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kohan Restaurant

Kohan Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Singapore
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

I typically do not take asian food when out of Asia due to bad experiences but this is truely an exception. The staffs there are mainly Japanese and the food served was of superb quality. Must try the Kohan bento set as it is really value for money.. Salmon sashimi is also very fresh, probably from one of the salmon farms near by. It was so good that we went back for lunch again on our drive from Mount Cook to Christchurch.

Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Good food would recommend , very friendly staff . Great views over the lake and St. John observatory and the historic church

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good tempura. GREAT Soft Shell Crab!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

we both thought the sushi was only mediocre, but the tempura and soup dishes were delicious.
Our favorite was the crispy soft shell crab. It rivals the best we have had in Los Angeles.
The buckwheat soup is good and very filling. Enjoyed the beer and the one cold sake they had on the menu.
The atmosphere is bland and boring, feels like cafeteria seating, but the evening view of the lake is nice.

Visited March 2013
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Port Douglas, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and reasonable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We always lunch at Kohan on every visit to NZ as it is about midway between Christchurch and Queenstown have only had lunch there but its always first rate great Bento boxes with incredible fresh sashimi from the Salmon farm about an hour away. Ambience is average bot most tables have grat views of the lake which is amazing. Wil retun again. Try to get in early as at least 1 bus arrives around 1 o'clock and can get busy and a little noisy. As tourists are amazed by the lake and endless photo op's.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Brian438
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Timaru, New Zealand
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great view and Yummy food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Nice view of Lake Tekapo across the town green so get there for lunch or before it gets dark. Salmon don is great value with lots of raw salmons if you like it this way. Kohan box provide varieties that you could sample little bit of everything. Try one of the desserts the look is awesome and I personally love the Fig and Rum ice cream.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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