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Teppan-Yaki is a style of Japanese cuisine which uses an iron griddle to cook food. It is a healthy way of eating as well as socialising with friends and family. The literal translation of Teppan-Yaki is ‘iron plate’ (Teppan) ‘grilled’ (Yaki). We are a small family business with over 30 years of experience and unlike other Teppan-Yaki Restaurants that provide a theatrical show with open fires; our main focus is on food and our moderate pricing reflects this. We have ample of lighting so you are able to see the quality and freshness of our produce. This way you can also better understand how your food is cooked and know what you are about to eat. Service is also important to us and we want to
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Should have heeded the advice of other reviewers. We’ve been fortunate enough to have had Teppan-Yaki in Japan as well as a number of places in NZ and unfortunately this place doesn’t compare to any of these. We don’t like to leave negative feedback, but...hopefully they can learn from it. The chef was very friendly (as were the staff) but he was heavy handed with the salt. This combined with soy sauce made the dishes very salty, one dish almost uneatable. The portion sizes were extremely small compared with other restaurants we’ve been to, the whole meal was just lacking some of the traditional Japanese flavors. Maybe we were there on an “off night”, but first impressions are lasting.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 13 December 2020

The chef Tony was outstanding . The food was so fresh and cooked to perfection. The staff absolutely brilliant, so welcoming. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Wonderful service and great tasting food. Highly recommend. Good choice for different diets... Loved the tofu!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

Top notch experience with Tony the expert at grilling right in front of you. Scallops a highlight. Don’t miss visiting Momo Teppan-Yaki.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 13 March 2020 via mobile

How pleasant it is to come into a restaurant to sit across from the chef and have fresh tasty food prepared In front of you. The set meals are large enough for an hungry person. Would highly recommend a visit

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

Dined at lunchtime. Friendly greeting and engaging chef. The food was very fresh and tasty. Sharing a meal experience with other guests was fun. Well worth avisit

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 January 2020

We last visited Momos about 18 months ago and enjoyed it very much, so when my brother -in-law suggested we return, we were more than happy. We had the Momo set, and found it to be excellent. Going to a Tepan-Yaki restaurant is always an...interesting experience, and we certainly enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 January 2020

Over the last year we have been eating at Momo for weekend lunches . we are always warmly welcomed. Their $16 lunch special is awesome and a real treat to be cooked in front of us, Teppan-Yaki style. We thought we would take the family...out for Christmas Lunch this year. Everyone really enjoyed it!! Plenty of tasty food. Great attentive service from Shelley and Michelle, and chef Tony has the timing of cooking/preparing the food down to a 'fine art'. A treat to watch. Thanks, and looking forward to returning in 2020.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 25 December 2019

Recently in the last year they have become our new regular hot spot for dinner for my friends and I. They always welcome you with a warm embrace just like you're a part of their family. They're food is is cooked by their fabulous chef...Tony which is also fast entertaining and tastes exceptional meanwhile their other staff Shelley and Michelle control the floor constantly checking on you and are always there for any needs/wants you might have (also always topping up my water and sake) which I think is great!) But after having Christmas Dinner tonight... They really raised the bar for food and customer service expectations! From a friendly demeanour and humbling attitude, they were absolutely on fire tonight! I will absolutely be returning to their resturaunt in the new year and throughout 2020!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 21 December 2019

I was travelling alone and wanted to treat myself to a good meal. After some research and found that place with high reviews. My disappointments were: 1. The chef did not perform as a teppanyaki chef usually would. It was my first time to see...a chef just dish out straight into a plate and serve. 2. The food was basically cooked in soy sauce. I was disappointed as the fresh NZ produce was buried in the soy sauce taste. They emphasised so much about the yum-yum sauce that I thought it was made of mayonnaise and heaps of sugar. I had to scrape it off my prawns to avoid it spoiling the taste. I must say that they had super friendly staff. The could be a compensate for the so-so food.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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argieTauranga
13 August 2016|
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Response from MomoTeppan-Yaki | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, we have Gluten-Free options if that's what you mean... All our dishes except the deep fried items can be made Gluten-Free. You just need to advise the waitress when ordering, who is Gluten-Intolerant. MUST be to... More
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Hdhyue
1 June 2016|
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Response from MomoTeppan-Yaki | Property representative |
Hi Jimmy, already noted! Please check your email.
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MelissaNZ1
21 March 2016|
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Response from MomoTeppan-Yaki | Property representative |
Hi Melissa, thank you for your question. Unfortunately we are closed every Monday... However you and your family are welcome to dine Tues/Wed or Thurs for a 'quieter' evening (sometimes Sundays are suitable too). The noise... More
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