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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Such great food from the chef and the prices are extremely competitive with generous portions. The service is such warmth and loving

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

Ordered a tempura bento to takeaway and it was delicious! Everything tasted fresh and I was surprised that it came with some complimentary miso soup. I ordered as soon as the place opened and they informed me that it would probably take about 45 minutes...to make. So definitely order this a lot earlier if you’re hungry! The staff in there were so lovely when I picked up my order.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 13 December 2019

Beautiful subtle authentic flavours of Japan. Gentle service. My favourite. I left my wallet there and they kindly posted it home for me no problem.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

we go to Esmu on a regularly for Japanese meals dine in with friends and have an appertiser followed by binto and miso soup. Owners always very attentive and we have never been let down. Food always been first class and tasty

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 7 June 2019

Waited over an hour for our mains despite only two other tables being used in the restaurant (and we booked). It was also hard to get a pop-up of drinks. The food was average - a lot of it was greasy and I would've expected...Vetter from a quick and cheap Japanese takeaway.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 April 2019 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Saturday night before going to a music event. As soon as our drinks were delivered the hostess explained that the meal would be slow. As we had a function to go to 1 hour later we told her this. The...restaurant was not full,only 3 other tables. However we did get our meals within half an hour and were able to make our function on time. The food was tasty - chicken teriyaki for me, and a chick3n bento for my husband. Service was good and friendly and a comfortable restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

I Picked up a takeaway tempura Bento for $25.50 and oh my goodness it was so delicious. Definitely worth the price I’ve had leftovers as there was lots of food to choose from within the Bento. the photo below only shows some, I also was...given miso soup, there was three pieces of mixed sushi and there was more tempura but I ate it on my drive home before I took this photo ☺️ If you’re ever in Whangarei and craving Japanese food, this is the place to go.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

The food here is so good and authentic. The owners are lovely and there's a nice atmosphere here. Really delicious and good prices.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

My fiance an I have eaten here several times and while the food is very good, the wait times are hard to bare. The last visit we ended up paying for our drinks and leaving without eating as an hour had already passed and we...had a movie to go and see. I could have understood a long wait if the place was busy but this was not the case. There was only one other table with about 8 people on it and we had ordered Sashimi so not like there was any cooking time. Reluctant to go back and I really find that a shame.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

My husband and I have been here twice, and loved it both times! We went last spring, and we went just recently for our anniversary dinner. The service is friendly and timely and we got just what we ordered. The food has been delicious each...time we've been there. My husband and I enjoy ordering the bento box because you get to try a variety of foods and we LOVE them! The food is just so delicious and satisfying.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Seven of us. Far too slow getting food out. Then order mucked up so had further wait. Never came near to ask if we wanted anything ( drink or anything) Had to find the woman and ask for water. Food tasty enough but not worth...such a long wait. Never again for meMore

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Hate doing bad reviews but feel too robbed not to. We sat down and I first noticed my tablecloth looked disgusting. Mouldy or badly stained. We ordered. Received our sake. And waited... and waited.. and waited... no water was offered throughout the entire stay and...the waitress was away so we couldn't even ask for any. There was one other staff member on and that was the chef. Dinner took so long I was ready to walk out.. it arrived Most was cold. My chicken was like dried leather and the sushi was dry like it was from the day before. I ate it because we had waited an hour but still thirsty we then paid. Wasn't asked how our meal was because they don't care. It was disgusting by the way. And as I lifted my feet one by one off a very sticky floor we left. Feeling robbed Happy anniversary to my husband and I. Usually we would go to omoide. But they were shut. But I'd have had better service at Mc donalds..More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Japanese/Korean restaurant, run solely by a husband/wife team. They used to be called Cafe Hana but changed to Ezumi a couple of years ago. The food is standard fare and the service is slow but friendly enough. No bells & whistles but a good alternative...cuisine to the town's obsession with Thai food.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Ezumi is our favourite Japanese/Korean restaurant in Whangarei and it's our daughter's choice for her birthday. The restaurant has a very relaxed feeling to it and the menu is excellent. I usually have a bento box but decided to try the chilli beef donburi, which...was really tasty. My son raved about his sushi.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

The night began with great service from a lovely lady. Then we started off with the beef tataki which was nothing short of perfection followed by a teriyaki chicken bento box well worth the pricing. Topped the night off with their affogato dessert. Overall a...delightful experience.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Yes, Ezumi offers takeaway services.

Ezumi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4