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Kohan Restaurant

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SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6688
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Today
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We're typically spoilt for choice at home when it comes to Japanese cuisine. The NZ mountains were a bit of a food desert, and we were nursing a craving for a meal that wasn't chiefly eggs and bacon. Kohan certainly did not disappoint! I enjoyed a generous breaded pork cutlet meal, certainly as good as a pork katsu at home.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food. and service Salmon sashimi was delicious. Would go back. Seemed busy so would recommend booking

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Thank QTPOO
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is decent, nothing more. Their business model is catering to busloads of japanese tourist which are herded in, fed asap (literally: they have preordered and get served abt. 30 seconds after sitting down) , and herded out again to make space for the next busload. This place has no personality whatsoever, the look of a train station fast... More 

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Oostende
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were happy to get a nice Japanese meal in a country which is still deep-frying whole donkeys. NZ has only a few good restaurants and even the worst of them dare to charge you hefty. Too many UK roots I suppose. A clever Japanese business man saw the gap and installed this restaurant annex souvenir shop for the billions... More 

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Pelham, New York
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the lake and very good food. We had some sushi (salmon) and tempura (which was my favorite). It was a rainy day and it was a comfortable place to be with a nice cup of hot green tea.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great variety and excellent mix of tasty dishes to share. Gives good chance to try family Asian food favourites and new flavours. Friendly helpful service.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for dinner, but all their seats has been booked. Not only here but all restaurants we went have been booked! ridiculous. fortunately they can order food to go. And the taste is not bad.

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Sydney, Australia
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186 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's impossible to get a table here so we ordered takeaway on 2 occasions. The Tekapo rolls are amazingly good. We tried the salmon don and the teriyaki salmon don. Both were good but I prefer the former better! Would highly recommend this place if you happen to visit the region!

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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235 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In March during our trip to Lake Tekapo we tried to get to Kohan for dinner without reservation, the place was fully booked until 8 pm. We could order takeaway, but some of the dishes that we were interested to try were not on the menu. Couple days later we came for lunch, place was very busy. And we can... More 

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Melbourne
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend both their Kohan bento and Tempura bento boxes. Place is always quite full especially if the tourist buses carrying Asians have arrived. The staff are all exceptionally courteous and efficient. Kitchen is very clean. Food is fresh and authentic. Make sure you book as it's popular.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6688

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