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Japanese Kitchen WA Restaurant

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92 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 1143
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked for 18 at 7pm on Saturday and was asked to preorder - bit of a mission but with shared emails not impossible evven though people were coming from out of town - they promised no delays and we were served very quickly and efficiently by a hard-working waitress. Some people had only mains and others picked three entrees but... More 

Thank Lesley W
Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit hard to locate for the new visitor but provided good service, well presented food and good tastes. A choice of inside or outside seating although the the vistas are such that you concentrate on your companions rather than admire the view.

Thank john752016
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone enjoyed their evening meal Excellent selection and value for money Nice atmosphere and busy on a Tuesday night

Thank John S
Auckland NZ
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Group of 8 of us, during the Whanganui Masters. Service started out ok, took our orders, but an hour later still waiting, some entrees arrived, 1.5 hours later still waiting. Said there'd been a mixup in the kitchen. 2 hours and I'm getting my food. And to be honest folks, its just not good Japanese food. Very average, and I... More 

Thank carolnz7
Whanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food, eaten here every couple of weeks for the last yr. The standard is constant a few new dishes wouldn't go amiss but love the chicken karage.

Thank r0bert1956
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok for a quick meal. Reasonably priced. Friendly staff. Quick service. We had vegetable tempura, yakisoba for entree and pork ramen for main. I was expecting sliced slow cooked pork belly but got plain sliced pork instead with egg noodles. Ok for the price but not exceptional. Because it was rated #1 on trip advisor for Whanganui, I guess I... More 

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This eatery is set on a covered courtyard so is perfect whatever the weather. I've walked past many times but today my son suggested we try it. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and size of our meals. The prices were reasonable too. My bowl of pork miso ramen was delicious and so generous I couldn't manage to... More 

Thank nin132
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Yummy food definitely recommend, great value for money. Set back from the road in a courtyard makes for a quiet setting.

Thank 482kymm
Bubenreuth, Germany
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I went here due to the recommendation in my travel guide book and the food definetly was very yummy and fresh. Seating is available indoors and outdoors in the gallery. However there are limited options during lunch hours - at peak times. Since I came after peak time, they accomodated my choices from the dinner menu.

Thank Meike V
Whanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Never a let down. Friendly staff . Amazing food. And cosy warm atmosphere . Guaranteed good time every time !!!!!

Thank nicoledeane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-345 1143

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?