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Kohan Restaurant

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8 Sh, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6688
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (85 reviews)
“bento box” (55 reviews)
“salmon” (122 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Sh, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The salmon don was to die for. We had Kohan recommended by folks in Wanaka and it did not disappoint. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. And the menu is sufficient to be able to make several selections and easily share. My friend and I...More

Thank Wally W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place but nothing spectacular Friendly service and affordable for NZ Liked the salmon sushi and the kids loved the udon noodles

Thank Enrique V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited more than an hour before we were taken to our seats, and it was disappointing to find the dishes weren’t as excellent as we expected. Many guys say Kohan is the best Japanese restaurant on this island, but it doesn’t seem to be...More

Thank Brian_da_Chengdu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I booked in advance as we visited last year and it was busy- glad we made a reservation. And absolutely worth it. Dinner was amazing. My favourite dinner in New Zealand so far!!! It was so good that we booked to come...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Christchurch, and have been to Tekapo several times. There are only 7 or 8 Dine-In restaurants in Tekapo, and we have had disappointing / forgettable experiences in several of them. We have never dined at Kohan before, mainly because it has always...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food here. Unfortunately we could only do takeaway as the restaurant was fully booked at the time. A lot of Chinese tourist groups though that eat at this place. Staff was nice. Food was actually quite delicious for small town restaurant.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and fantastic view. Fresh sashimi. Very friendly staff. Entrance located inside the souvenir shop. Sunday last order 2pm. May need to make reservation.

Thank sukihehe
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious, quality food, always fresh, Japanese chefs. Green tea ice cream too sweet. Overpriced and bit noisy inside. I would rate this one as the best one in this region because there’s not so many variety of choose. Decent restaurant.

Thank Lena L
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Have to admit, the food is average, especially if you came from somewhere with decent jap food. The roll is huge... with sushi rice. However, the view (direct view of the lake and the mountain) is worth it. REMEMBER, you have to make reservation if...More

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Having been here once before I looked forward to returning to Tekapo to visit Kohan Restaurant again - I was not dissappointed. The food is devine and the service all with a smile. Will return at the next oppertunity!

Thank marycelebrant4u
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sarah w
2 March 2017|
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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
Hay Y
13 September 2016|
Response from WattleFun | Reviewed this property |
Hi please contact the restaurant direct
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Sh, 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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