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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” (12 reviews)
“octopus balls” (8 reviews)
“sushi” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
460A New North Road | Beside Kingsland Train Station, near city centre., Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

1st time jump into this small nice Japanese sake bar . Took a few mins to find it in a hidden kingsland area which is down to the kingsland train station lol Never see this much selections of Japanese liquors!? Fish is fresh suggest to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 461,992,815
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We were in Auckland for just one night and hoped to enjoy the sort of meal we don't get in Napier. When friends mentioned a great little Japanese restaurant walking distance from their home I was delighted because good Japanese doesn't exist in Napier. The...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Stickman B
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

This is my local Japanese and my “go to” special occasion restaurant. We have been coming for 12 years. We can recite the menu backwards and have our favorites - but Taiko always has surprising specials too. 100% consistently delicious - we dream of the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Laureen7
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We used to always get a sashimi platter, broccoli, beef tataki, edamame... but we've started swapping out for different items as there are just so many excellent options... and so well accompanied with a crisp Japanese lager. It's our go to in Kingsland, delicious and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank anthonymcgivern
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JoeyW1190
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank SamV1710
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Tresemack
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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