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Jano Bistro

270 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9892
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish” (7 reviews)
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New Zealand, International, European, French
270 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the 3rd time we have dined here and each single time is perfect. Ambience is always cosy and intimate. Great place to dine and chat. The service is excellent with great knowledge of the food menu and wine. The food is superb as...More

1  Thank prettyshrewd
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday when visiting Wellington. We were made very welcome on arrival and seated upstairs in a cosy private corner. The service and food were both faultless and we thoroughly enjoyed the degustaion menu experience. The food is...More

1  Thank Jenzca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been waiting a long time to dine here again as they’ve been closed for a while and we weren’t disappointed!! 4 of us dine the experience 8 course tasting menu and the food was amazing and the wine tasting very clever! They also have...More

1  Thank georgeslo935
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We chose Jano Bistro to celebrate a special occasion. We decided to go for the degustation menu and included the wine match. The service was great by a very professional french waitress (sorry we do not remember your name). The wine match was excellently chosen,...More

1  Thank RDNZ
Reviewed 3 December 2017 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 RugbyMadKiwi
Reviewed 23 November 2017 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

1  Thank Fussy_FoodieMT
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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

1  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

1  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

4  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

1  Thank Judy N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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New Zealand, International, European, French
Restaurant features
Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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 Jano Sampler or our Jano Experience tasting menus.
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