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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 January 2023 via mobile

Worst salmon teriyaki we've had in our lives. I was struggling to swallow it and suspected the salmon wasn't fresh. Finally asked husband to try it and he spat it out. We told the guy we suspect the salmon is not fresh and he got...angry. The wife apologetic, yet they didnt offer a refund for that dish. The sushi was also very average but edible. Also far too expenisve for the slop in a bowl served up.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

Terrible chicken teriyaki bento where the chicken was shredded probably from previous days sushi. Udon also not great. Avoid this one.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

unexpected gem to dine at. Great fresh food, huge selection, lovely staff pleasant atmosphere as it is a small intimate place.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 10 December 2021 via mobile

This hands down is the worse place I’ve ever been in Taupo. I highly recommend avoiding it at all cost. The atmosphere is extremely uninviting. The man at the counter is straight up rude, not friendly, really demanding and should retire to be honest. The...food was disgusting the curry was bland and tasted like it had been sitting there all day and the chicken tasted like it had been cooked in old burnt oil, I also got miso soup and the women was just getting the yuck left overs out it looked like dish water from the sink, all though she was really nice. I took one bite and just threw it out I was so disappointed. This place should just be called sushi hell to be honest. I have never been so disappointed in food, it broke my heart I’m not going to lie. AVOID IT AT ALL COSTMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 30 October 2021

Aaah just sooo soo yummmmy! We went for dinner on a Saturday and we're so satisfied! Delicious food and happy lovely owners! We ate and then ordered a whole round of seconds between the four of us! The Crunch Roll is a must! And wash...it all down with Asahi & Korean Plum Wine! Mmmhmm! Thanks guys ❤️🧡😁More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Argh absolutely recommend! Everything is fresh and delicious. Me and my partner get mild ramen 5X a week and will always keep going back. Service is great, food is amazing, owner is super lovely and so is his staff. If you’re visiting get mild ramen...with double meat, you will not regret it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021

Found this small restaurant whilst exploring the town. Food was average at best. Extremely small servings and very expensive. Even for the girls in the group they were still hungry.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

The best karage chicken and delicious dumplings. Kids also loved the edamame beans! Went back for more! Bento box was also amazing

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 7 February 2021

I am a huge sushi fan, this place was hands down the worst sushi I have ever had. The food was dry and tasted very old. The service was well below average. A terrible experience we will never return.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 6 November 2020

Best sushi I ate in New Zealand so far. Very friendly owners and not expensive at all. Go there almost every week.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

I used to come here alot, cause I love their food. But everytime I get a horrible experience. I think that will be the last day I step foot in the shop. I was in a rush because i was about to go to work..., and i asked the man if the meal will take long because i had to go to work, and he said 5 minutes. I ordered my food, and he forgot some if my order, what was ment to take 5 minutes took20! No apologizing for getting my food to me late or messing up my order. Got back home to find hair in my food. I am disgusted! What a waste of my money!! Dont go there, the staff a rude and they aren't reliable. This is coming from someone who used to be a regular customer.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 22 July 2020

I recently moved to Taupo and I went to Paradise Sushi for a Japanese lunch after the gym with a friend. The food,service and the atmosphere was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 16 July 2020

Came back after 3 years for the salmon sashimi. The freshness is exceptional that I remembered the restaurant and returned

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

We shifted to Taupo recently and decided to head to Paradise Sushi for a Japanese dinner - wow great food 👍! We had chicken karaage and chicken katsu curry - both very tasty, recommend these dishes. We will be back soon for another great Japanese...meal. Thanks Mark for the great serviceMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 6 July 2020 via mobile

Awful. Cold. Ordered vegetarian but they put chicken in and suggested I remove it when explained. Expensive. Used frozen veges and supermarket noodles.

Date of visit: July 2020
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PARADISE SUSHI, Taupo - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Paradise Sushi offers takeaway services.

Paradise Sushi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5