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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 21 February 2017 via mobile

Been here the 3rd time. It is always fully booked. It is better you call to book few days before. Their service is very slow. Ordered wrong food & need repeating request to refill the green tea.

Thank Yeoh L
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, good prices, and absolutely amazing view of lake tekapo. Unfortunately, service let them down. We wait a long time to order, and then waiting 30+ minutes after finishing the meal to have our plates taken away. We then asked for a dessert menu...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at Kohan! Food was fresh and tasty , quite inexpensive , and had wonderful views of Lake Tekapo.

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Delightful find in Lake Tekapo, huge venue with the most stunning view. The food is of a very high quality , well priced and quick efficient friendly service. Might pay to book ahead especially if you prefer a window seat. The bento box is my...More

Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Ok meal for lunch but pretty average, wouldn't recommend for a nice dinner out. Small variety menu..

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Booked as we heard it got busy and - arrived to a long queue. It not for us! All the food was great but my fave was the tofu tempura. Friendly and generous service - can't think of anything to say that is negative so...More

Thank kmaway
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Get the salmon don! Sooooo yummy. And the creme brûlée was amazing! Loved their green tea ice cream. We went back twice!

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were given a table at the last minute but asked to be done by 7pm. Large tour groups were coming in then. Lovely food and reasonably priced. Besides the man at the door, I thought that other staff could be friendlier. I was surprised...More

Thank Jacqui T
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
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...More

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Nearby Attractions
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.31 km away
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.33 km away
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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11:00 - 14:00
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11:00 - 14:00
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11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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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
  • E-mail
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