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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef tataki” (10 reviews)
“octopus balls” (8 reviews)
“sushi” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, 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 8 December 2017 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. Staff are super friendly and make great recommendations. Definitely worth a visit..... and then many more return visits

Thank Tresemack
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Taiko is by far our favorite Japanese Restaurant in Auckland. Great atmosphere and stunning food. The staff and owner do a professional friendly service and we enjoy the saki recommendations.

Thank arnaelizabeth
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Perfect for an enjoyable meal. Can make it real special or a relaxed evening with a loved one. We love the personal service. The shushimi is a must for one of us. i would love if they extended the vegetarian menu a bit. But do...More

Thank Caril C
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food and terrific staff- 10/10! Would definitely recommend the beef and yakisoba!

Thank Jodie C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The food at Taiko is almost like a tapas style (which is how i assume authentic Japanese is served) The food is very good and surprisingly filling. We've had some great deals in here, but otherwise it is a little expensive. The servie is good...More

Thank samthecannon
Reviewed 6 October 2017

It's a nice place that has a modern japanese decoration.It's very close to a train station. Food is nice but I believe it's more for drinking.The staff is that earns you and make you feel good and have nice time there.

1  Thank Styliprek
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Located very near Kingsland train station, Taiko has been around for years. Staff were very attentive and friendly but not over bearing. Food came out quick, some were OK and others were good.

Thank AlejaNZro
Reviewed 31 August 2017 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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