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Mr Yakitori

390 Fenton Street | Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“skewers” (19 reviews)
“yakitori” (8 reviews)
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
390 Fenton Street | Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great little restaurant - bookings mainly needed. Set menus are easy to use and good value. Cabbage and mayo starter is always very fresh.I love the miso soup and to finish with green tea ice cream and lychees-Yum. Also easy to add on skewers if...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank garthjanwilson
Reviewed 21 August 2018

A great little restaurant to share some yummy food at a good price. The menu offers a good range of food and you won't leave hungry.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ashleigh D
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Possibly the worst experience at any restaurant ever in New Zealand. Accepted it was a busy night, however it took 1 hour and 15 minutes to get a drink, 1 hour and 30 minutes to get a bowl of miso soup and 2 hours to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A great option after a busy day when you arrive back at your room and don't feel like eating out. Having sampled an few options from the menu I can recommend Mr. Yakitori. Good food at a great price! Even more convenient to have room...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A very small & intimate restaurant. Watch the chef in action, he is a craftsman. We were there last week, and there had been a huge order placed. Just watching how he managed the order was amazing.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank davidreid475
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Had a late dinner, good selection but some of the seafood (mussels) were not fresh. It was a bit strange how the drinks were separately billed. Never had that before.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Edit H
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great little gem hidden away at distinction hotel. Great decor, vibe, and service. Need to book as it’s small but it adds to the atmosphere. Delicious range of skewers and sake. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank W4818MTrebeccab
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I had dinner at Mr Yakitori as I was unable to get a meal in the Distinction Hotel restaurant. The food was tasty but my food came out so fast I was not able to keep up - I certainly got the impression that this...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank JayP77
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a quick bite to eat tonight at 6pm. We were served quickly and the food was tasty and well priced. Great wee restaurant for a light, tasty dinner.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 960DeborahR
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Simple but tasty skewers and a few rice and pancake options. Excellent valve highly recommended. $65 for two including drinks.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank DavidC12442
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12 April 2017|
Response from Matthew D | Reviewed this property |
if you go to there website you can download a copy of there menu and prices
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Fenton Street | Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
It is situated in the distinction hotel
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