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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We ate here one evening during our three night stay in Lake Tekapo, extremely bust restaurant, seems on the route for coach parties. although very crowded we did not have to wait long for the food to be served

Thank lewisNassington
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is pretty reasonable. Not the best Japanese I have ever eaten, but far from the worst. The problem is the payment system. At the start of the meal you are given a card with a number on it. At the end of the meal you take the card to the till and then the lack of a... More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We went here on our first night and were surprised by how popular it was. The food was great however. We had the teriyaki salmon and the beef filler. We also had the avocado salmon sushi and the teriyaki chicken sushi. Then we shared the chocolate dessert which was presented beautifully with a large mound of candy floss. Great night!

Thank 895ashleighw
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This more like a canteen than a restaurant. We have ordered sashimi, tarayaki chicken, salmon roll, etc, nothing is impressed, very average.

Thank Sharonyang0522
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We visit this restaurant regularly. I can't say enough about the quality of the food. The place is always extremely busy, so would recommend booking ahead. In spite of this, the staff do a great job, and you rarely have to wait for long.

Thank Scott H
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We were told to book for the evening in order to guarantee a seat. I'm glad we did because there was a huge queue waiting to get a seat last minute. We had the two varieties of 'bento box' meals- fresh and delicious. The waiters were courteous, fast and efficient. A jewel in the 'middle of nowhere '!

Thank nikita p
Penang Island, Malaysia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A nice place & restaurant to stop by for salmon sashimi if u r a big fan liked myself. We took the platter, curry with rice & the soup. Taste delicious but quite pricey.

Thank alicegan70
Mackenzie District, New Zealand
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place, have been many times and it is such a treat Food is outstanding, always consistent, portion size is great, flavour amazing, and OH MY the desserts are to die for

Thank fleming1963
Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

When we arrived we were seated quickly even though we arrived on a busy day over the new year break. There were four adults and one toddler in our group and we all ordered quite different items from the menu despite this the food items arrived quite quickly and everything was delicious. One highlight was the cooked salmon that arrived... More 

Thank 777Viki
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The service was good and friendly. The restaurant was quite basic with limited menu. We ordered Kohan Bento where the portion was quite small. The prawn tempura had lots of rice with tiny amount of tempura prawn.

Thank Happy B

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?