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US$5 - US$26
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 19 February 2022

Japanese all the way. Taiko Ponsonby is a delight. From reception to food the whole experience was sublime. Beautifully presented food with a short wait time. The staff were lovely and helpful with suggestions. Taiko is a special find for us and we are so...grateful that they are so close. Would totally recommend,More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Very bad customer service. Very very long wait for food, over 40 minutes. Very dissatisfied with he restaurant. Chopsticks looks funky as they were two sided.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 May 2021

We were a Sunday walk in for dinner and what a lucky find for us! Beautiful food, lovely friendly atmosphere, nice staff. Totally recommended.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021

The food was great and so beautifully presented! We had a large group but service was very fast and efficient and the staff are all very lovely. Would definitely come here again!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2020

A local gem for me and so happy we found it! It's only quite a small establishment so I would recommend booking as numerous times we have called and it was fully booked. Service was on point from the moment we walked through the door,...very friendly staff! Food was amazing and is great value for money. Will recommend this place to any sushi lovers and will come back again and again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

We asked for sharing meals staggered as was the style of this restaurant. We ordered tempura vege, karaage chicken, and carpaccio, and green salad. there were long pauses between some of these dishes. The chicken was described as the best chicken ever. The salad was...fresh and crisp. I did ask what the seasonal vegetables were, the waitress didn't know so went away and returned with an answer. This turned out to be not what we were served, however the dish was very tasty. The carpaccio, I wouldn't recommend. As lovers of fine raw fish dishes, this was not to our expectations. During our meal, while waiting to order our final dish, we realised our waitress hadnt taken our drinks order. We caught the attention of another waitress and ordered our drinks and final dish, teriyaki beef. The final dish was very nice. Overall this restaurant was good, with some simple but important details taken care of, this restaurant would be 5 star.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 22 October 2019 via mobile

I would always rate this place but tonight was the best ever. Tried some different stuff and couldn't get enough. Beautiful people, beautiful atmosphere, beautiful food. Thank you. You made our night. See you soon x

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 26 August 2019

Popped in for a quiet lunch after the Glasshouse market. Shared a 2-course lunch and it was well above expectations. the service was lovely and the food simply excellent. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 27 June 2019

We stopped here while looking for somewhere for a quick lunch between meetings in Auckland. We said we only had 30min for lunch and if that was ok, they were sooo fast with the service, very attentive to us and friendly, and the food was...so so good!!! First choice for lunch if I'm ever in the area again for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 26 May 2019

Came here for lunch for my son's 20th birthday. We visited Japan 2 years ago and this restaurant reminded us of they great meals we had there. The food is authentic, service fast and friendly in a authentic Japanese setting. The food was delicious and...very good value at $120 for 5 of us including drinks. Plenty of parking especially if you park on Sandringham Road and walk over the railway bridge. This will be our new go to Japanese!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Yes, Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway services.

Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5