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Kura Japanese Sake Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Japanese, Sushi
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 28 December 2018

If you want to pretend you're in Tokyo, try this restaurant. The food and drinks were wonderful. Tempura and sake! Just a wonderful night out with friendly service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank him3
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Great food at reasonable price, authentic Japanese with fusion style. Excellent service and definitely will recommend to friends!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 115winstonk
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We went there for a casual dinner date ( hence my mom available to look after our 3yo &8yo last minutes ). We didn’t make a booking due to we are not sure wether we can make it or not. But the lady said to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank P174
RisaR1234, General Manager at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thanks for the great review! We are always really pleased when our guests have a great night out! Our Japanese chefs are proud of their dishes and the two dishes you named are two of my favourites! We hope to see you again soon. Best...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Erna T
Hikari L, Public Relations Manager at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

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 31 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tomhaley77
Hikari L, Guest Relations Manager at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

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 23 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank StunningMakeoverscom
RisaR1234, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Moshe L
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