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Kohan Restaurant

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SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6688
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,312 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here. Prices were reasonable and both the service and food were very good. We made a reservation a day in advance which proved to be prudent. They were turning people away when we were there due to a large bus group that they were hosting.

Thank Jeff K
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch as I was heading to Aoraki Mt. Cook. Wanted to be sure I could get some of that locally farmed salmon.. Sure did! Had both the sashimi and salmon teriyaki. Food was good, portions decent sized and fairly priced. A good option if in Tekapo (don't let the tour buses parked out front scare you away... More 

Thank bas0921
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you go to Japan than this will only be an average place. But the food is good if not great. Endamame was a bit cold and served with no salt. The Tempura was average - needed better dipping sauce. The shrimp Nigiri on the other hand was really excellent. Miso soup average

Thank Surjoe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good food with beautiful fresh food, particularly anything with the salmon, which is locally farmed. Great to be able to get good food at a rreasonable price when travelling. It's very busy and caters for tourists; we dined there two nights in a row. The bento boxes are a lovely combinations of good food. We shared one tempura Bento... More 

Thank Suzanne C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious Japanese fare and sushi. The fish is fresh and very tasty. The food is not incredibly imaginative, but it is really high quality and well priced. The beer was a little sub-par from the tap, but overall it was a lovely evening.

1 Thank Andrew E
Sequim, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My honey and I had dinner at Kohan Japanese Restaurant in Lake Tekapo and were pleased with the quality of food and the reasonable cost. Both of us had miso soup and tempura and I had a bowl of rice. It’s interesting that Kohan has found a niche in the market with the large numbers of Asian guests and others... More 

1 Thank ronvoyage
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Serving delicious and fresh food, must try their Kohan Roll! Its a must try restaurant in Tekapo area.

1 Thank Jim T
Halifax, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For all lovers of Japanese cuisine, Kohan is not to be missed. An extensive menu, attentive service, great value for money. Oh! the food, especially the sashimi combo, the teriyaki salmon, the tempura blue cod......I could go on and on. Next time you are in the vicinity, don't miss Kohan,

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mum and I shared a bento box and tataki beef for dinner. We ate it all! So delicious. The staff were happy, efficient and very helpful. I'd definitely recommend this place - make sure you book so when you turn up you can be shown directly to your table. Hint: request a lake view.

Thank Ginny B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Combination of locally sourced ingredients and top chefs means a very good meal out or takeaway. Loved it

Thank Dhilt_12

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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?