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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent meal and service. Booked at the last minute and was led by the reviews. We were not disappointed! Lovely ambience and attentiveness from the staff.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

Wow! The speed and attentiveness of staff is incredible, and the food is too. We wished we were in Auckland longer so we could’ve come back! Also, recommend trying a cocktail or two as they were awesome.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

Nice comfortable atmosphere, food was better than acceptable. Service was good and they were attentive. Try it, worth the experience.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Exceptional food. It isn’t cheap, and it’s well worth the cost. The miso eggplant was one of the best things I have ever eaten.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

The food was really very good, fresh and really well prepared. The sharing plate was large and had a great variety, service was fun, friendly and made for a very nice evening

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with great food. Very limited sashimi / nigiri items on the menu. The portions are EXTREMELY SMALL, and thus not worth the price paid. The front of restaurant is bright by the windows, the back is unfortunately a bit dark. If the...prices were aligned with portion size, I would frequent, but the disparity is much too large.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

The food here is excellent. Let down by poor service. There were lots of staff on but just inattentive sadly. Food is expensive - example $35 for 5 tempura prawns, over $40 for duck main and simple teriyaki chicken but doesn’t come with any rice...(which you have to buy separately for another $6). I think when charging that price, it should come with basics.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023 via mobile

I am a foody, I love healthy beautifully presented food. It’s my passion. I took my time with picking this restaurant, as there are so many delicious places to eat in the cbd. Living in tauranga, I spent days pinning over the pictures… I tried...the beef takaki, it was beautiful and was enough to share. Meat was well selected. 1 tried chef choice small sashimi, my absolute favourite was the snapper… They had it melt in the mouth… unfortunately the tuna was average to low, being the texture, freshness was fine. Scallops same as most places, John Dory was good, Snapper was the highlight. Then moved on to prawn dumplings… only about 5-6 a very small serving, but the prawns were noticeable and lumps. Prawn tempura, was very good, just I could taste the oil, I suggest pairing this with the soba… I did not. Agetashi tofu… was little under done, chewy outside, portion was pretty good. Desert, mango coconut sago, was delicious. Lighting was on the poor side, great mood, but hard to read the menu… Over all a very nice deco and feel of the staff and restaurant. You can tell these staff are happy and take pride in working here. Excellent ! Over all it was about $202 with a sparkling water and a few beers.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

Came off a cruise ship to meet family in Auckland. They took us to this Japanese restaurant. It opened at 12 and was packed by 12.30 which tells you how good it was. Very child friendly as well. Excellent staff and the food was really...good with a large menu. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023 via mobile

I was stun by the way we were treated. Our waitress a German lady was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the menu, her recommendations were fantastic. I love my sashimi, my desserts and also I was really impressed about how our waitress pick up that I...wasn't drinking alcohol, I was choosing at dessert and I didn't read very well that that dessert got alcohol and she in a very polite way suggested me I'm not a desert without alcohol. Love this placeMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

I was so disappointed with our dinner and dining experience, as we had been looking forward to dining here for a long time. The service was terrible, which made the mediocre food seem worse than it probably was. Our waitress was disengaged and barely audible....The sushi was ok, the portions for the set menu were tiny, and I honestly felt we had been ripped off. We won't dine here again. There are so many better restaurants in Auckland that serve Japanese cuisine.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2022

This is a staple for us every trip to Auckland, we have eaten in many Japanese restaurants around the world including in Japan and this place is in our Top 5. The staff are wonderful and the food is sensational, it is a must for...anyone in Auckland.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022

Beautiful space with an upscale vibe. Food was excellent, Sashimi was incredibly fresh and all the dishes were amazing. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022 via mobile

Family of 8 for a birthday. There is no option for a drink at the bar if table not ready and nowhere to stand and wait that isn’t in the way . Unfriendly welcome. The lighting is just too dim, and the DJ music intrusively...loud. Once seated service was erratic. We chose the tasting menu with drink match. The drinks were mixed up and weren’t served with the right dish for first 3. The dishes were beautifully presented and flavours delicious which is a big tick for the chef. However the portions are too small and we all could have eaten more. Not good value for the money . Unfriendly service when trying to pay. The process took 15 minutes and only when we said we were leaving did we get attention.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

The food was incredible. Some of the nicest Japanese food in Auckland! We will definitely be visiting again. Some of the dishes are a little overpriced and I wish there was a wider range of drinks. I also found the service was only okay. We...had to get up and get ourselves water as no one had come to check on us in a while. But other than that it was an enjoyable experienceMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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