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Reviewed 14 February 2021

A great Japanese restaurant. The food takes me back to my time in Japan and far better than some of the others I've been to in Auckland

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 3 May 2020 via mobile

I have dined with them so many times, and I always want to go back for their foods as many as possible. Their lunch and dinner menu is different. They do lunch box at lunch time, which I always have and recommend. We can choose...2 mains from choices, and if you feel like more, you can add 1 extra, which I also always do. The dinner menu is so great, too. A lot of varieties, vegetarian options,,, superb. The owner chef is very skilled, talented, and so enthusiastic about cuisine. That is why the menu he created is simply divine. His foods are so detailed and delicately delicious. You will also find that his wife is so lovely, friendly, attentive, and so great at hospitality. The restaurant is not a big one, so I highly recommend you to make a reservation just in case in advance. Even tho it is a last minute, just giving them a call would not hurt. I just cannot wait for going back!! * もう何回もレストランに食べに行かせてもらってますが、もう可能な限り何回でも行きたいです。 ランチとディナーでメニューが違うのですが、ランチメニューのセットメニューが特にオススメで、僕自身いつも食べてます。メインを2つも選べて、もし良ければ3つ目も追加できて、僕はいつもそうしてます(笑)。ディナーメニューも豊富で、本当に最高です。 オーナーシェフの技術はもう本当に最高で、料理に対する情熱がもうメニューからひしひしと感じられます。料理は、日本食の繊細さの中でもしっかりと味がついていて、本当に美味しいです。奥様も、それはそれは可愛いらしい方で、気さくで、いつも最高の接客をなさいます。 そこまで大きなお店ではないので、行く時は是非とも事前に予約をすることをオススメします。行く直前でも、電話をしてみてはいかがでしょうか。 早くまた行きたいです!!More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 4 June 2019

The best value for money Japanese food in Auckland My starting point for this review is my love of Japanese food especially CoCoro in Ponsonby. However finding great Japanese food at very reasonable prices can be a challenge. This challenge is more than met by...Sake Bar Icco. Great food with wonderful friendly service and very fair prices. They also have some IPA craft beer selections and lots of Sake choices. Thanks team Icco we will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

Auckland is blessed with many fine dining restaurants and also many Asian restaurants. There are three really good Japanese restaurants. Masu, Cocoro and Sake Bar icco. Sake Bar Icco is not the fanciest of the three - but it's Sashimi just may be the best...- which is really saying something based on the company. In addition they have excellent cooked dishes for those who prefer. The sake list is superb - not huge but everyone is delicious and very reasonably priced. Overall a great experience - superb staff, amazing food and a cute interior. It's not as impressive looking as Masu or as modern as Cocoro but it's also less expensive and the food is equal or better in some cases. For a casual meal or a quiet date night I could not suggest a Japanese restaurant better than Sake Bar IccoMore

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 12 April 2019

The restaurant's atmosphere is very cosy, the range of food is good, and the service is one of the best in Auckland!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 30 March 2019 via mobile

Awesome vibe in this gorgeous buzzy taste palace. Absolute must is the aubergine but everything they do has a flavour that will delight even the most tired palate. The team here are just delightful and I almost don’t want to rave too much as this...is one of Kingslands best kept secrets. The ambiance is totally on point and you will find yourself nestled amongst some of the hoods top artists and muso’s.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Sometimes you get lucky - finding this restaurant was very lucky. It doesn't look like much from the outside - but boy oh boy does the food make up for it. Incredible delicious amazing sashimi - the best Tofu I halve ever had. Great Saki...- some super selections at incredibly reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

We often frequent another popular Japanese Resturant in Manukau Rd Epsom. We were recently recommended Sake Bar which is a four minute drive from home and yet we had never seen it before. Very friendly and hospitable service. The food was fresh and tasty with...a reasonable good selection. Full house by the time we left. The price for four people equaled $40 more than what we would pay at our usual Japanese Resturant.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We eat here often, whenever we are in Auckland, and it is consistently excellent. The sashimi is beautifully cut, very fresh, and plated with elegance and restraint. The salads are fresh, delicious and generous. Tempura prawns are fresh and crisp. Our favourite dish is the...eggplant with cheese and miso. The service is welcoming, efficient and charming, the decor is homely and comfortable. The prices are very reasonable for the quality.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The food is beautiful and delicious and good value. The vibe is family and friendly but also a bit funky. The wait staff are the best. So much energy and charm and knowledge - just lovely. The drinks lists provide lots of choice and are...well priced. If you like fresh Japanese flavours, you need to go there. That place should be packed every night.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5