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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)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Great food. and service Salmon sashimi was delicious. Would go back. Seemed busy so would recommend booking

Reviewed 23 April 2017

The food is decent, nothing more. Their business model is catering to busloads of japanese tourist which are herded in, fed asap (literally: they have preordered and get served abt. 30 seconds after sitting down) , and herded out again to make space for the...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We were happy to get a nice Japanese meal in a country which is still deep-frying whole donkeys. NZ has only a few good restaurants and even the worst of them dare to charge you hefty. Too many UK roots I suppose. A clever Japanese...More

2  Thank valgella
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Beautiful view of the lake and very good food. We had some sushi (salmon) and tempura (which was my favorite). It was a rainy day and it was a comfortable place to be with a nice cup of hot green tea.

Thank Kari B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great variety and excellent mix of tasty dishes to share. Gives good chance to try family Asian food favourites and new flavours. Friendly helpful service.

Thank kismis
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We went there for dinner, but all their seats has been booked. Not only here but all restaurants we went have been booked! ridiculous. fortunately they can order food to go. And the taste is not bad.

Thank wei s
Reviewed 14 April 2017

It's impossible to get a table here so we ordered takeaway on 2 occasions. The Tekapo rolls are amazingly good. We tried the salmon don and the teriyaki salmon don. Both were good but I prefer the former better! Would highly recommend this place if...More

1  Thank Avidtravelfoodie
Reviewed 13 April 2017

In March during our trip to Lake Tekapo we tried to get to Kohan for dinner without reservation, the place was fully booked until 8 pm. We could order takeaway, but some of the dishes that we were interested to try were not on the...More

1  Thank RItraveler512
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend both their Kohan bento and Tempura bento boxes. Place is always quite full especially if the tourist buses carrying Asians have arrived. The staff are all exceptionally courteous and efficient. Kitchen is very clean. Food is fresh and authentic. Make sure you book...More

Thank Vivian C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a busy place, so get a reservation. They offer a wide selection of sushi and tempura options. The bento box offered the perfect variety! The tekapo roll and fresh NZ salmon was incredible. Be sure to get dessert - each is garnished with...More

Thank haylaura
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
sarah w
Do you do takeaway?
2 March 2017|
Answer Show 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
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
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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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