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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff and the food was great value for money. Wanted a nice place to take the wife and child… and my kid ate for free. Bonus! I love a sake and they delivered with selection and value.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

We had a disappointing experience: The lotus chips look and tasted like 2 days old. The stick pork belly was poor quality. The edamame smelled like plastic for some reason? The eggplant had miso mayonnaise, very sad for the Japanese culture.. we couldn’t even eat...half of it The beef brisket with mushrooms was the only decent dish. Welcoming was not the best and it was expensive for the quality. The sake was good tho :)More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023 via mobile

Chose to randomly go here for dinner on a Friday night and it didn’t disappoint!! Service was excellent and food was delicious :) The restaurant got really busy fast so to make sure you can give it a try I suggest you book as we...just happened to get lucky. Only tip would be ask what the specials are that night as we found some out by listening to what was said at the other table lolMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here! We had the karaage ramen, pork / vegetable dumplings and the duck and shiitake rolls. The ramen and duck was very nice :-) The dumplings were a bit watery but we couldn’t complain as they were on a special deal...for $1 a dumpling! The beer was nice and we liked our server too. There’s a lot to choose from on the menu and we’d come again :-)More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

We were looking for a place for dinner and I suggested this place since I was quite excited to try it. We didn't book beforehand but was able to get a table after waiting for a bit. They seemed to be a bit understaffed with...only two people out front and the place being fairly full. The menu had quite a few interesting items on it. We grabbed a few things to share. It took a while to get the drinks order in. The karaage chicken wasn't bad but had an almost burnt flavour. The tempura wasn't that good since the batter was too thick. The bacon wrapped prawns and grilled squid were nice. The harumaki rolls were also ok. The first piece of the sticky pork belly was nice with its nice layer of fat. The second piece was quite dry. The chicken was also quite dry which was very disappointing. We ended up not going for dessert since we weren't sure how good it would be. I'm not sure if the huge disappointment was because I was looking forward to the place but everything not panning out like what I expected.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

We had such a good experience with our time being there. Thank you to the best service yuki sorry if I spelt it wrong. Food was yummy and overall enjoyed our time. Thank you yuki for being the best service was well appreciated as well...as her singing hehe overall great experience!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023

Service was great - She was awesome! (You'll know who "she" is when you get there) Naturally friendly, efficient, personal and knew the food! The staff was enjoying temselves which translated to the patrons. The food was fab. Fresh, really well presented, plentiful, flavourful. From...the edamame nibbles through to the beef tataki, tuna tataki (we love us some raw gnaw!) agedashi tofu, pork belly and karaage chicken - all rocked. THEN there was the game at the end (not too crazy for those who don't want a show) and we ended up with two desserts - molten choccy pudding was great and the coconut brulee was qwweeeen! Thankyou Mr Tanaka's - we and our 16 year old daughter left full and very happy. We were visiting from Sydney and would be very happy to have a Mr Tanaka's in our 'hood.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

I go with a friend on Fridays every few weeks or so as the atmosphere and ambience is electric. Food is excellent; variety, share sized if that's your (and our( choice, the patron is attentiive and ensures that a full house is served well and...efficiently. Free Sake shots on occasions when there are special celebrations ! It's terrific for a work do, any other group shout, families, and even oldies like us wanting a good feed at a good price and good service.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023 via mobile

A great evening …. A great spot in Ellerslie! All about an environment of fun and great food. We went share plates and were not disappointed. Thx

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2022

Food was amazing with excellent atmosphere. Great service from staff too. Must visit when you are in Auckland!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

Wow, is all I can say. The venue and decor were great but the food and service were outstanding! We go to try an amazing range of food with some unique spin on traditional yakatori. The staff were intuitive, attentive and so accommodating. Plus the...added extra of a karaoke machine that turned us into rockstars with our groupies. Thanks team, a great experience and we’ll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

Hell what a night!! Had so so so much fun at Me Tanaka’s. The food was incredible and the atmosphere was amazing. Beef tataki and pork bao buns were my fav. Highly recommend!!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022

Awesome lady serving us who was new, food perfect and just all round good! Definitely will go back again!

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Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022

We had a fabulous meal - choosing five sharing plates. The staff were lovely - great service. Great decor and atmosphere.

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Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022

I took a team of 12 people for a work dinner. It is a fantastic venue to accomodate a large group. Our waitress was just amazing! The food was so yummy. Will be back soon

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Date of visit: August 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5