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Kura Japanese Sake Bar

315B Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 5656
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
315B Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to place for Japanese in Auckland, very central, popular, great food selection and atmosphere. Great staff. Is a little dark, can be hard to read the menus, remember to take your glasses if you need them.

Thank Kiwicyclo
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Very conveniently located near Aotea Centre and Civic theatre. Down a set of stairs off Queens St. You know it will be good when Japanese are eating there.Very good service and great food.

Thank GrantHay
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Described as Japanese tradition, modern fusion, we dined at Kura with my family after attending a function at the Aotea Centre. The restaurant was beautiful with large stone walls next to our table and ample room for seating. I was dreading having to sit on...More

Thank KiwisNorthland
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of work colleagues prior to a show and it was great! Had set menu for $40 each for 6 of us and was yummy! Food kept coming and each course was yum...Couldn't fault the service and great laughs had by all....More

Thank MelJoshNZ
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Came across this unassuming restaurant by chance, and very pleasantly surprised by the level of service, quality and value for money.

2  Thank Wharf N
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Had a great table for 8 each ordered different things and we all shared, a great way to taste a lot of different dishes - food was delicious

Thank annaV4600HQ
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Kura is perfectly situated if you are going to something at the Town Hall, Q Theatre, or Aotea Centre. Huge plus factor is that when you book on line and tell them what time you need to leave, they record it and stick to it...More

Thank SandLexia
Yawara, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you ,we try our best If possible please sit at the counter so u can watch the action

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Being underwhelmed after visiting the Casino (we are from a small town) we were heading back to our Hotel, it was late and we had eaten, but I was feeling like a special Tia Maria Coffee.....We searched bars, but no none to be found.......BUT much...More

Thank Deliah Q
Yawara, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you , please try cold sake next time . Maybe Kikumasamune barrel sake or river crane Genshu (19%) My favourites

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Good service, except the server didn't know that my meal was on the special menu and it came with rice and miso soup. After several requests from myself and my husband's, I finally got my rice but not the miso soup. I got sick and...More

Thank Henrietta W
Yawara, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

knife and fork Yes sorry about that . I once went to Macdonalds and asked for chopsticks and they looked at me as if I was stupid and said if u want chopsticks go to a Asian restaurant . Considering 40% of the inner city...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant with fabulous ambiance. Very friendly staff, young and dynamic people. The basement settings j'y is really authentic and convivial. Would definitely go back.

1  Thank Pdittay
Yawara, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

thank you as we are also very busy with comedy festival , and then its the the film festival

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315B Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 5656
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Kura is modern fusion Japanese. We do all the favourites like sushi, tempura and teriyaki but sometimes with a little twist.
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