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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (85 reviews)
“bento box” (51 reviews)
“salmon” (106 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Kate O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Connexus2
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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!

Thank Lexie W
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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.

Thank alphabeta888
Reviewed 15 May 2017 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.

Thank russelbear1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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.

Thank Hoppie7901
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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

Thank ZaraGwen
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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!!

Thank Baoyue Vanessa C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Wonderful food, fast service, great value for money, lovely views. Honestly can't do better than this in Tekapo.

Thank KlareKrazyKiwi
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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...More

Thank Yonniton
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Nearby Attractions
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sarah w
Do you do takeaway?
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
do you open for dinner on 25 Dec 2016?
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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
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18:00 - 21:00
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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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