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$25 - $50
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Peruvian, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Amazing. Did not have a reservation and the place was packed but they gave us a spot at the bar so we were watching the chefs making the sushi. Everything tasted so fresh and amazing. Friendly and fast service too!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Who knew that Peru hosted a significant Japanese expat community? Not me, and my oh my was I delighted to make this discovery, the food here is the experience, the service is also very high, but do not take my word for it, book today,...dine tomorrow, thank me later :-) The must order dish is the tempura prawns, get two portions, one is not enough.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023

Not anything like we recall from earlier in the year and been here many times before usually with guests to Auckland. Wont be back and we are locals. It started at 6pm with having to do a slalom course through used condoms (3) in the...carpark at the rear of the restaurant. Sat down early which was good, ordered drink after 10 minutes and arrived - all good. Food order was made and the only dish we felt was up to it was the tuna tostada. The fried chicken was dry and the sauce almost inedible. The dumplings were ok but cold. The tempura soft shell crab was terrible. It had a batter that was 5mm thick and had dried out the crab so much we left most of it. Asked for the drinks menu, it arrived but 10 mins later we hadn't seen anyone again so got up and left. Pity but in Auckland there are so many good restaurants that you just cannotbe this sloppy.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

We've been to Azabu Mission Bay once and had a really good experience. This time we thought to try a different location. Hence we chose to go to Azabu Posonby . T o our disappointment neither the setting of the restaurant nor the food is...as good as Azabu mission bay. The presentation of the dishes were good but not very tasty. Staff wasn't very experienced and too busy to come to the table as required. The dish of the night would be the prawn dumplings. We'd rather go to the mission bay again next time.More

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

We followed a local friends recommendation and we were delighted with the food, atmosphere and service!!! The Japan & Peruvian blend is amazing!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2022

Great unique menu with vegetarian selection, service and awesome atmosphere!! All food was perfect (great wasabi cocktail - wow!). Would definitely recommend to anyone. Thank you Daria for all your help in making this a lovely dinner!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022

What a disappointing night - came here after good memories from a few years ago and sadly a lot has changed - I sure won’t be back. Our wait person was totally disinterested and unfriendly and the food wasn’t up to to expectations either. Felt...like a food court but with a much higher price tag!, There are ways of reminding guests to leave after 2 hours and presenting the bill - not just slapping it down!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 October 2022 via mobile

Fuzion food but authentic, staff friendly and accomodating. Food was fresh. Tempura praws, sashami was awesome. A must try if you visit Auckland.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022

We went to Azabu with high expectations.. that were not met. Food and cocktails were tasty but the overall experience is rather unpleasant. The restaurant is quite narrow almost like a corridor and so you're seated so closed to the next table. Noise is a...big issue as well and makes it difficult to enjoy the moment.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022

Great take on Japanese food, with a peruvian twist. The staff were professional and everything came out with speed. Lovely spot for a special occasion or date night.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

We’ve eaten at Azabu several times and it’s been fantastic every time. Great Peruvian/Japanese food - so many tasty options on the menu … tuna tostada, ceviche, lamb cutlets, eggplant tempura, gyoza, karaage chicken - delicious! The meringue dessert was beautifully presented. Professional service and...good atmosphere. Very busy for a Friday lunch time. We’ll be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 January 2022 via mobile

Food was quickly served and immaculately presented. However, nothing to rave about unfortunately. The rice in the rainbow roll was dry and the seaweed was soggy. Could have done the same or better at st. Pierre’s… The octopus was tasty and the highlight of the...experience. It’s a real shame as I had heard great things about Azabu and just didn’t feel they delivered with the food. Unfortunately will not be returning.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 19 July 2021

One of our favourites when in town, food is so consistent and tasty throughout the entire menu. Love to sit up at the bar and work our way through some dishes and cocktails. The beef tostada is wonderful, but so is everything else to be...fair. Do not hesitate in visiting this place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2021

The flavours and culinary artisry that are created at Azabu rival Simon Wright's original French Cafe. This reasonably priced dining is fantastic and should not be missed in Auckland. With two locations to choose from you can select the ambiance for you to best enjoy...a truly exceptional gastronomic experience. The Ponsonby location has a hoping vibe to it with a palpable energy. The Mission Bay location features gorgeous water views and a morerelaxed expansive and open dining area. The food is consistent and is devine at both locations. Their cocktails and inspired and delicious, make the time to eat here and enjoy a shared dinner Japanese/Peruvian Tapas style, you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

At the K Road end of Ponsonby Road this Asian fusion restaurant is very popular, the food is always good as is the drinks list, the service is friendly and attentive. The greeting at the door warm and welcoming as is the ambiance. Bookings recommended.

Date of visit: February 2021
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AZABU, Auckland Central - 26 Ponsonby Rd - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Azabu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5