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Jano Bistro Restaurant

270 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9892
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Wife and I went to Jano Bistro last night for the first time. Speaking to fellow foodie friends it seems Jano's is not as well known as it deserves. I am guessing this is because it is a smaller seized restaurant on the outer of...More

Thank GoJohnnyBGood
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a rare gem of a restaurant. I arranged via email for a gift voucher for the degustation menu for my parents. Diana made it so easy to arrange which I throughly appreciated having a new baby at home! She even wrote my message...More

Thank monkeypantsNZ
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We went to Janos for our wedding anniversary and couldn't have picked a better venue. We chose the degustation menu, and there was not one course that disappointed. The artistry and flavours were outstanding....worthy of any Michelin starred restaurant in Paris.( And we have eaten...More

Thank 310HilaryW
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dream dinner here. Chose the degustation/ which was fantastic. Looking forward to going back!! 👍

Thank Pat E
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Every time we come, we go away with that feeling of contentment and utter amazement as to what miracles are performed in that kitchen of yours. This time, just when we thought the degustation menu could not get better, it did. We have not stopped...More

Thank VivienneH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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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