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Jano Bistro

270 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9892
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  • Excellent75%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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New Zealand, French, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
270 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a degustation meal here and it was fantastic! Everything thing about this hidden gem is great, the service was great and it was such a romantic little place and intimate. We had a degustation meal at Logan Brown and this one was far...More

Thank eddiefredie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up at Jano Bistro purely by accident. Out for a stroll and not that familiar with the area. I had the Duck and the pear and loved loved loved every mouthful! My husband enjoyed his meal too he had the fish and then...More

Thank Fussy_FoodieMT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this place and want to go back to Wellington again just so I can dine here again. I was in town to watch the All Whites so I booked well in advance as this place was recommended by my son who lives...More

Thank girvy2017
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Small but perfectly formed Jano is a bit off the main strip but it is well worth the visit. In a quaint little house the service and food are impecable and very French. We chose a la cartel and had the most amazing delicious meal....More

Thank tracey966
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I had heard great things about Jano and was looking forward to taking my wife and some friends there for dinner. Sadly, the experience fell well short of expectations. We opted for the seven course degustation. The food was very average, perhaps even pretentious; the...More

Thank seanw56
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had the pleasure of enjoying the wonderful 7 course Degustation Menu with wine match at Jano Bistro recently. Every course was 10 out of 10 for everything, presentation, taste, experience, wonderful staff and absolute deliciousness. Would we go again??.... YES WITHOUT A DOUBT. Would...More

Thank Judy N
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We visited Jano Bistro on the recommendation of friends. The only stand-out dishes were the salmon and the duck. Overall the flavours were okay, the fish dish was too salty. I did not feel the $330 bill at the end of the night was worth...More

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

So we had the degustation meal $110 supposedly 7 courses. We also opted for the $55 wine matching with the courses. 1.Starter of salmon with fried curry leaves and citrus jus was delicious . 2. Beef tartare with fried vermicelli- wow 3?? This was a...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Outstanding menu with stunning food and very attentive knowledgeable staff .Food was visually appealing and a yummy taste experience.

Thank David P
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner here tonight. The food, the wine and the service were exceptional. When burger jo8nts are rated higher it makes a mockery of the system

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9892
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The holder of One Chef's Hat 2015 and 2016 and Runner-Up in the 'Best New Restaurant' category in the Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards 2015, Jano Bistro prides itself on serving a seasonally inspired menu that showcases the best of local New Zealand produce. Set amongst a beautifully restored historical cottage, diners are encouraged to explore new flavour combinations and indulge their culinary palate from our a-la-carte menu, or try our 7-course Degustation for the full Jano experience. Our menu changes regularly depicted by the best available produce and the Chef's creativity.
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