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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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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374 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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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127 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 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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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Dhilt_12
New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We didn't make a reservation so we turned up at 6pm to join the queue and was lucky to be given a table! Ordered the Kohan Bento box which was nicely presented (see picture) and fresh. One of the best bento boxes I've had in Australia/NZ! The bento box was also very reasonably priced.

Thank IceCreamme
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Japanese style food which was very acceptable and well presented. Not having much previous experience of this type of food, the serving staff and descriptive menus helped a lot.

Thank Grenville B
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We booked and all was fine - good service and delicious food. Waiter advised us that we had ordered enough. Dessert was stunning - creme brulee, great icecream and candy floss - pretty and perfect end to good value meal. No delays paying or mistakes either. It is a very busy place but all good

Thank olddht

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?