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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
“sashimi” (16 reviews)
“octopus balls” (8 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
460A New North Road | Beside Kingsland Train Station, near city centre., Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Food was average but overpriced. Took a long time for dishes to come out. Our table was consistently left with no food on the table and we were deliberately eating conservatively. Found worm in the salad, obviously you would hope that there find a worm...More

Thank Joey W
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I took my cousin here - she’s from Canada and eats Japanese all the time - her comment is that this is the best Japanese food she has ever eaten. I believe her because this is our fav local reataurant! Food is always amazing and...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We are regulars here everytime we travel to Auckland. The food is FANTASTIC! especially the Tempura. The atmosphere is cosy and fun. Awesome selection of saki and other drinks. Ian the owner is the perfect host and always makes you feel very welcome. We LOVE...More

Thank dna007
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Such a great experience here! The food was amazing, there service was spectacular and the owner really looks after you! Definitely will be coming back

Thank Sam V
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We eat here regularly and are always impressed with the food quality and the service. The food is fresh and the portions are generous. We always sit at the counter which helps us feel part of the kitchen. Tuesday night is BYOW. A great night...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
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 DamonandArna
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 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.

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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, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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