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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (85 reviews)
“bento box” (51 reviews)
“salmon” (111 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Sh, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We found this place a little difficult to find. It's behind the tin plate bar. A large brightly lit dining room with an extensive, but not expensive, menu. We had an 8:30 reservation and it was made clear both when making the reservation and while...More

Thank frankiethe
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious food: especially recommend the tuna, salmon & grouper sashimi, blue cod tempura, ton Katsu and the venison. We had a sake each to start - I chose one to have warm and it was very good. Friendly efficient service and prices were good too....More

Thank v joanne f
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Good price for Japanese food in New Zealand. Opening time in the evening was 6pm. There were many customers waiting for opening. The restaurant had good manage for many customers.

Thank Jamroen P
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Wow! The menu looked a wee pricey for lunch. BUT wait until your order arrives. It's the nicest Japanese I've tasted and portions are generous. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Arky23
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Been to Japan before and this restaurant food is good. Chefs inside i believe are Japanese. Food is tasty and price is reasonable for restaurant standards in nz. Fresh sashimi and food bento sets with a variety for you to try. Staff were very polite...More

Thank hanfrenzy
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

original Japanese taste,fresh material n proper price,cute n gentle japanese staff offering good service, plus perfect view out of the window,this is the best restaurant i've had in NZ so far

Thank Yasmin C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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.

Thank BoneCutlet
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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....More

Thank rml247
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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 23 May 2017

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

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sarah w
2 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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 - 14:00
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18:00 - 21:00
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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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