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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%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (84 reviews)
“bento box” (50 reviews)
“salmon” (111 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Sh, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

original Japanese taste,fresh material n proper price,cute n gentle japanese staff offering good service, plus perfect view out of the window,this is the best restaurant i've had in NZ so far

Thank Yasmin C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This was one of the best meals we have ever had. Beautiful fresh fish, stunning location.Very full restaurant for a MAy Wednesday. THe food was superb as were the staff. Highly recommend it too anyone.

Thank BoneCutlet
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a busy place full of tours and you may need to wait for a table. The staff are run ragged but are friendly. The menu was pretty standard Japanese fare and whilst the food was pleasant, it was nothing to write home about....More

Thank rml247
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at the Kohan and it was amazing, quite possibly the best Japanese restaurant I have ever been to. The sushi and sashimi melted in your mouth. The crumbed lamb chops were incredibly flavoursome and the teriyaki salmon was delicious. But the highlight...More

Thank Kate O
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Well we had read some pretty mediocre reviews on TripAdvisor about poor quality, small servings and high prices of restaurant food in Lake Tekapo so we tried this restaurant with some reservations. The staff made us feel very welcome, the food was delicious, and the...More

Thank Connexus2
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Kohan, the kohan Bento is great! But it's just a little bit pricy for me. Food is fresh and delicious!

Thank Lexie W
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Nice Japanese restaurant with great lake view. Food was delicious and well presented. Good bento set at affordable price. Awesome green tea ice cream. A very popular place with visitors, and as such reservation would be necessary to guarantee a seat.

Thank alphabeta888
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed salmon sashimi Don along with a great view of the lake. Restaurant can get very busy you may need to book a table.

Thank russelbear1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Friendly staff that treat you on a journey of fresh fish and flavours that is exceptional. This was truly a 5 star experience. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Hoppie7901
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I lived in Lake Tekapo for a year and this place was a local favourite. Tasty food, generous portions and great value.

Thank ZaraGwen
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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
Groups, Kids, View, 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
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