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Kura Japanese Sake Bar

315B Queen Street | Behind the old temple door, down a set of stairs, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 5656
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (17 reviews)
“fresh sashimi” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
315B Queen Street | Behind the old temple door, down a set of stairs, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Craving Japanese food on a Tuesday night in Auckland city and was reminded about a fabulous dining experience we had here previously. We were a bit worried because we didn't make a reservation & in the past we always had to because they were always...More

Thank Erna T
Hikari L, Public Relations Manager at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much Erna for coming to Kura. Yes! Our Tuesday special set menu is delicious and great value for money. Thanks for the lovely review and we hope to see you again soon. Kura Japanese sake bar

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very authentic sushi and lovely service, good atomsphere to talk with friend. price also reasonable.

Thank tomhaley77
Hikari L, Guest Relations Manager at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks tomhaley77. Our lovely chefs are all trained in Japan and we are very proud of our front of house staff. Thanks for the lovely review. Kura sake bar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined her last night. They charged my wife and I $10.50 for a small pot of green tea. I thought it must have been a mistake but I phoned them about it and they said that because we ordered a pot they charge more...More

Thank StunningMakeoverscom
RisaR1234, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Stunningmakeover for your feedback. It is standard practice for restaurants to charge for food and beverages, including green tea. The price for a pot of green tea is clearly set out on our menu. Our green tea is made fresh for each order with...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great authentic food, fantastic service and atmosphere, every time visit Auckland I come hear for dinner at least once a month.

Thank DamienF712
Yawara, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you , the staff are great

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315B Queen Street | Behind the old temple door, down a set of stairs, 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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Description
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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