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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great food, good service and a splendid location. We had two different types of bento box and a couple of other dishes so we could all share. Prompt service and really fresh, delicious and beautifully presented food. We booked and would recommend doing this to be sure of a table. A well deserved reputation. We would definitely return.

Thank CactusRose
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We ate twice times in our three days stay in lake tekapo! So delicious and value for money! Quite interesting that most of the waiters are Japanese.

Thank Cathy N
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

very good Japanese food, large portions. lunch was crowded but the service was reasonably quick. Given its farmed nearby, the salmon is remarkably fresh and far better than I've had elsewhere in the world.

Thank PaulSing1
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

probably the best deal in lake tekapo very good food good service and good price too. the salmon with sake is awesome .

Thank juliencarpiste57
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Three things that most travellers are likely looking for when picking a restaurant. We came without any bookings, and thankfully got a seat immediately. (Only two of us. It might be best to book ahead if big group). My hubby ordered the bento box (came with rice, salmon sashimi, 1 prawn tempura, chicken karaage, salad, miso) for $26.50. It was... More 

Thank abigailh2014
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My boyfriend and I ate here in November 2016. We hadn't booked, so put our name down and then went for a drink at the hotel on the other side of the gift shop. A table was ready in about 30 minutes. The food was great and fresh, and service quick. We spent approx $80 - $90 (food + drinks).... More 

Thank Jwatts87
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Fantastic meal, BOOK, we both had the Bento box and loved it, had to go back a second time, cant fault it.

Thank mowaman
Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We arrived there at 4pm to eat early dinner. There were workers inside but they told us to wait until 6pm when they reopen the restaurant for dinner. So after 2 hours, we were told that the restaurant is fully booked that we cannot eat there :-( It looked like they cater to a large group of Chinese tourists... Anyway,... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The food worth the price. We tried Bento, Don, Udon and Salmon Sashimi! Real good. Sashimi is fresh and great. Must try!

Thank JakobVTV
Penang Island, Malaysia
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10 reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Did not know it was that popular in lake tekapo until i went to made a last minute reservation. It was fully booked from 6.30pm onward. I got a reservation at 6pm (restaurant open at 6pm). Staff are japanese Food delicious. ordered the only 2 bento, udon soup and salmon rice. price reasonable.

Thank wilsonwsw

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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
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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