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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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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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Nelson, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of the best meals we have ever had. Beautiful fresh fish, stunning location.Very full restaurant for a MAy Wednesday. THe food was superb as were the staff. Highly recommend it too anyone.

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Thank BoneCutlet
Sydney
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a busy place full of tours and you may need to wait for a table. The staff are run ragged but are friendly. The menu was pretty standard Japanese fare and whilst the food was pleasant, it was nothing to write home about. Instead of opting for a bento box I ordered sushi, tempura, soup, rice and teriyaki... More 

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Thank rml247
Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner at the Kohan and it was amazing, quite possibly the best Japanese restaurant I have ever been to. The sushi and sashimi melted in your mouth. The crumbed lamb chops were incredibly flavoursome and the teriyaki salmon was delicious. But the highlight of the meal was the tempura bananas my hubby ordered. Served with fresh candy floss,... More 

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Thank Kate O
Melbourne
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well we had read some pretty mediocre reviews on TripAdvisor about poor quality, small servings and high prices of restaurant food in Lake Tekapo so we tried this restaurant with some reservations. The staff made us feel very welcome, the food was delicious, and the prices very reasonable. The portions I felt for a guy could have been a little... More 

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Thank Connexus2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Kohan, the kohan Bento is great! But it's just a little bit pricy for me. Food is fresh and delicious!

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Thank Lexie W
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Japanese restaurant with great lake view. Food was delicious and well presented. Good bento set at affordable price. Awesome green tea ice cream. A very popular place with visitors, and as such reservation would be necessary to guarantee a seat.

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Thank alphabeta888
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed salmon sashimi Don along with a great view of the lake. Restaurant can get very busy you may need to book a table.

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Thank russelbear1
Twizel, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff that treat you on a journey of fresh fish and flavours that is exceptional. This was truly a 5 star experience. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Hoppie7901
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived in Lake Tekapo for a year and this place was a local favourite. Tasty food, generous portions and great value.

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Thank ZaraGwen
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was great. We were super impressed. We had the bento, and it was downright delicious, from the appetizers to the sashimi and the fried chicken! An absolute must visit!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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?