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158 Jervois Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-360 0555
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tofu” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
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Healthy, Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
158 Jervois Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

I freaking love this place. The staff are unbelievably lovely and warm hearted. The food is served like a work of art and is so full of flavour and feels healthy. About half of the menu is vegan and all of their desserts are vegan....More

Thank MarkUps
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal at this small & cosy Japanese restaurant. The meals were all beautifully prepared & presented. Highly recommend this restaurant, great food with very attentive staff.

Thank Kim28032014
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Whenever we are in doubt of where to get food it is always reassuring to know that Janken's just up the road. The staff are friendly and always welcome you with a warm smile. The food is fresh and although the menu isn't the largest,...More

Thank harrywho2018
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

I really loved this place. The food was amazing (salmon marinated for 2 days..), the fish was extremely fresh and the homemade tofu the best tofu I ever had! The setting is intimated, nice music but not too loud. The 2 women waitering were extremely...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 23 November 2017

On Saturday night we met some friends and decided to catch up over dinner. I had heard good things about Janken but had never eaten there, but we decided to try it. Fortunately I made a booking that afternoon. The place is small and when...More

Thank 275ingridm
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Just up the road, small and intimate with great authentic Japanese cuisine. The staff are superb - we are so lucky to have Janken.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered bento boxes and were delighted with the variety of foods! I will look forward to another lunch here.

Thank Mo0o0o
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Excellent friendly Japanese service. Unique menu options. Interesting drinks list. Prompt food service to table. Simple flavoursome 'clean' food. Loved the Saikyo Salmon and the seafood hot pot. Highlight of the meal. Green Tea cake. Vegan. Delicious. We will be back. Go there. Write a...More

Thank David43Oliver
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Small and cozy restaurant with friendly staff. Good location but Food was average. A bit expensive for the food quality

Thank Suelow15
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to go to this place for ages as I walk past it each day and it didn't disappoint. Service was prompt, had good Japanese beer on tap, food was very tasty especially the chicken dish we had. Good for family's. Only small...More

Thank SB1128
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$14 - US$34
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Jervois Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 0555
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