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Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar

460A New North Road | Beside Kingsland Train Station, near city centre., Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
+64 9-815 0610
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef tataki” (10 reviews)
“sushi” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
460A New North Road | Beside Kingsland Train Station, near city centre., Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there in a Thursday night (7 ish), I had Ebi fry Rolls and Daigaku Imo, the first one are 5 pieces of cooked prawns and the second is a portion of sweat potatoes. It was really good, but I payed 16 NZD on the...More

Thank Andre O
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Rather than our group try and decide what to eat we went for a $45 sampler. This gave us a chance to try a variety of different tastes that were on offer. The food could not be faulted and there was plenty of it. However,...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Great place to eat, only thing stopping 5 star was that they had run out of tempura at 7.30pm on a Friday. Weird but otherwise great food and excellent service.

Thank John R
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The service was great, the food was well presented and we really enjoyed the octopus balls. Recommend them to everyone! Will be back :)

Thank ChantelleVenter
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Hidden at the back of the restaurant strip in Kingsland and facing the train stop is the hidden gem Taiko. Very popular with the locals, Taiko offers a broad menu of traditional and modern Japanese treats, along with Japanese beverages. There were seven of us...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The beef tataki was very good. We enjoyed the unagi sushi and the prawn tempura. Excellent range of sake and great service.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered in .... very pleasant waitress greeted me. Had the goma-ae ... steamed broccoli... was ok ... and the small fish sashimi which was excellent. The Truant Shiraz was delicious.

Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The team at Taiko deliver over and over, quick attentive service followed by super fresh food. Meals can be a selection of small plates so come as they are prepared. Plenty to choose from on both the food and drinks menu. If you are two...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Came here with my extended family (they are regular visitors) so it came highly recommended! didn't know what to expect, not visited a genuine Japanese restaurant previously......first impression was somewhat odd.....down a side street right next to the train station. the whole place might seem...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Team Taiko were/are a dream. Our host thoughtfully chose what we ate, so we never even picked up the menu. His experience wisdom and charm (along with my alluring company) made this truly unforgettable, and my #1 restaurant full-stop in NZ. I'd recommend to all,...More

Thank MartynTravels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460A New North Road | Beside Kingsland Train Station, near city centre., Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-815 0610
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Our team of trained Japanese chefs welcome you. Irrashaimase. We are located next to Kingsland Station, on the Western Line, just 4 stops from the Britomart Downtown Station. We are also one minute from the New North Road, "Kingsland" bus stop.You may view our illustrated menu on our website.Most of us have travelled extensively around the world, and enjoy greeting and entertaining new friends from many different countries.When you are in Auckland, come and see us. We are waiting.You'll be glad you found us on Tripadvisor!
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