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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” (88 reviews)
“bento box” (51 reviews)
“salmon” (114 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 18 October 2017

Food is wonderful and reasonably priced. Lovely staff. Licenced too. Pays to book as very popular these days.

Thank 698raewynr
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant great food with a stunning view of Lake Tekapo. When ever we travel past Lake Tekapo we always try to coordinate our lunch break there and have lunch at Kohan Restaurant. We’ve been doing this for many years. The quality of the food...More

1  Thank O8936FHmarys
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Kohan on my second trip back to Lake Tekapo, was very disappointed after missing out last time round 5 years back. Although there was a queue we managed to get our party of 5 in within 15min, mainly due to how efficient the kitchen...More

Thank Baldwin C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Kohan a great (and very popular) eating place in Tekapo, New Zealand with an amazing view day or night. some localised sashimi elections in Blue Cod, My Coo Salmon and Venison. all tasty and well presented. Service is very good. It is a fun place...More

1  Thank birdman222015
Reviewed 11 October 2017

recommend by our hotel manager with good reason, food was cheap and good and the service was quick, would eat there again

Thank spage89
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had such a good meal here on our last stay in Lake Tekapo that it was a must this trip. We knew this time to book in advance and had a table at 7.30. A good view from even back in the restaurant -...More

1  Thank cajeNelson_NZ
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I had Natto-Salmon-Don, and it was delicious!. I would say their chef is definitely Japanese who knows how to cook Japanese. I can recommend to all my friends to stop by at this restaurant when they visit Lake Tekapo.

Thank ri8a
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly one of the best meals we've had in New Zealand, at reasonable prices. The waiters/waitresses and owner seem to be Japanese people hence the relatively authentic taste. Portions are huge and fish very fresh. with a great view of the lake and the mountains...More

Thank FangW934
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My all time favourite lunch stop at Tekapo. Definitely the best Japanese restaurant in the whole South Island. Well priced too.The only down side is you need to book a table as they are always busy.

Thank Xiaohua L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We ordered the Teishoku meal has main dish like fried tempura, rice, sashimi, side dish like pickles, miso soup and mocha/green tea (NZ$30/pax). Must reserve before come, can pack food.

Thank tingjin
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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
View, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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