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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 good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (18 reviews)
“rainbow roll” (3 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
315B Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Great environment for the meal, cosy and authentic and view of the kitchen if sat round the bar as I was. The staff were happy, efficient and attentive. Had a good choice of beer and sake, I had the seven laughs which was great. Went...More

Thank mcubie
RisaR1234, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thanks! Glad to hear that you had a great experience. Really appreciate the review!

Reviewed 5 May 2018

The decoration including the tatami seating made the place feel authentic and was interesting to be able to see the food being prepared. The rainbow rolls were pretty decent, the rest of our order was good but not amazing.However I am a harsh critic on...More

Thank BMM1509
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect and guess we just found a real gem. The servers were friendly and accommodating without being over baring. The sushi was as fresh I you can get, the sashimi plate was fantastic. Will for sure go back.

Thank Moshe L
Reviewed 31 January 2018

There weren't any bad dishes - they were all quite good. But they were also quite expensive. So I didn't feel the value element here. There are definitely better expensive places to eat. However, they did have a unique location - the walls were stone...More

Thank H H
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I love Japanese food ie. real Japanese food from a restaurant run by and served by Japanese and Kura IS that! The ambience is rustic Japanese - dark woods and paintings, big chunky tables. It specializes in sake so we had to try some. I...More

Thank B B
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I ate here on a Monday night and the food and staff were amazing! They do not take bookings so just go on in. My partner and I shared our meals the food came out perfectly timed. Just as we'd finished one...More

Thank Jacqu3line
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The meals here were terrific. The place was a little hard to find if you don't live in Auckland but we still managed to make it in time for our reservation. The place was very full and you could see why. The food was very...More

Thank Peterjules
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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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