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Reviewed 17 April 2024 via mobile

The food was very tasty with lots of choices on the menu. We particularly enjoyed the Kabayaki Salmon. Our table was by the window and we had great views of the lake. As it opened early and the food was prepared quickly, it was a...good option for dinner before going to the early Dark Sky session. Probably best to book as it was busy.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

Beware..."tapas"sized meals. Food was good but very small portions. Salmon with a salad was a thin slice of salmon with some leafy garland...I felt the price for the appetizer was high. went and got a pizza after we finished our appetizers.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

The Kohan Restaurant is bigger than most Japanese restaurants yet it was full the night we arrived and we barely avoided being turned away. The menu is fairly extensive and contains pretty much all the Japanese standards. Fish is almost exclusively salmon but I did...find one menu item which contained a couple of pieces of tuna. We tried a wide range of dishes and they were all quite reasonable. The miso soup was particularly pleasing and more flavourful that usually offered and contained plentiful seaweed as well as some excellent silken tofu. We liked the seared rare sliced steak appetiser plate but beware the chilli sauce circling the plate perimeter, The tempura was slightly disappointing inasmuch that the prawns were small in number and very small in size. My wife and I shared a bento box and it was about as expected. The prices are quite high but not eye wateringly so.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

This really nice Japanese restaurant serves yummy local Salmon sashimi. We had bento, tempura and Salmon Don as well. Due to short staffing dinner is served only for 2-3hours, one need to wait patiently but it’s worth it. The service is polite and nice. Should...book ahead. Closes on Thursday according to the sign at the doorMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023 via mobile

Food is bad, if you have tasted teriyaki chicken. What’s worse is that you are charge $40 for a bento set. Would have expected better quality food.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

We were glad we booked ahead as it was full. Service was friendly and efficient. Shared the agedashi tofu, tataki beef and mixed tempura. All were well cooked and well presented. Tempura batter was perfect. Only disappointment was that there was no salmon sashimi. Enjoyed...a scoop of ice cream to finish. View is delightful, especially when there was a rainbow near the church by the lakeMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Great food!! We had Chicken and Salmon Bento and thats the best salmon ever had. Also lucky to find the window table for stunning lake views. Pricy but perfect for a date. 😊

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Eaten here several times in the past and not been disappointed, unfortunately food not as good any more for this meal, JFC was very fatty and salmon sashimi was average, Prices have gone up was a expensive lunch. stunning view and staff friendly.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

Food was terrific. Everything was great. Best were the salmon don and teriyaki don. Taiwanese fried chicken also terrific. The service was good. Our server let us know when we had ordered enough, and did not try to oversell. Not overly warm or engaging, but...polite and friendly. The place was packed on a winter Monday night.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

Best place to visit very clean environment decent staff best food well furnished beautiful decoration

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

Ordered salmon and pork katsu dons. Portions are generous and the salmon was fresh; service is friendly and attentive. Would recommend!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2023

I don't know who's doing all these stellar reviews but whomever it is does not know Japanese food. This was, in two words, bloody awful. How do I know? 10 years in relationships in Japan. I had the chicken teriyaki which was soggy chicken katsu...in thick, syrupy "teriyaki" sauce (it's supposed to be a very different consistency and not anything like syrupy-sweet), and the salad was also drenched in this sauce. The miso would was OK; it's hard to REALLY mess up putting a spoon of miso paste into hot water. This is not my first time in Tekapo and the Japanese restaurant that was in this spot pre-pandemic was much MUCH better. This was simply shameful. Japanese food by people who don't respect the food, to people who don't know any better.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023

We had an excellent meal at Kohan. Agedashi tofu and greens, teriyaki salmon and rice, and mixed tempura. We had room for desert-the fondant au chocalat was great! I loved the glass of Gibbston reisling I had with the meal too. The meal was quite...good value for what was delivered, which is unusual in a very expensive country like NZ. Service was just what you would expect from Japanese staff-very polite and efficient. I can't think why you'd want to eat anywhere else in Lake Tekapo.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2023 via mobile

Wow, what a pleasant surprise! This restaurant was brimming with customers and it's staff were ready and friendly for every single one! Awesome job Kohan. The food was super fresh ingredients and we had a lovely vegetarian menu to choose from. We were very impressed...with the food quality and prices were excellent. Well done Kohan and putting your best forward. We will be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 January 2023 via mobile

This restaurant was very tidy and and food was fabulous! All the staff were very friendly and were always willing to help you for whatever you need. I would definitely recommend for small to medium groups, there is a large selection of Japanese food for...sit in or take away! We loved it :DMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Response from vincentlau | Reviewed this property |
yes they do but mainly for people who didnt make a reservation and couldnt wait for 1hr for a table, they were forced to do takeaway. if u know u r gonna be there, no harm in making a reservation and securing a table at... More
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KOHAN RESTAURANT, Lake Tekapo - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Kohan Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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