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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 17 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 9 July 2012

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants I've eaten at (and I've been to Japan 3 times!). The food is sensational and they customized one meal to be vegan without requiring explanation. Just fabulous. Do yourself a favor and eat here if you get...More

1  Thank OneEyedBetty
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Not that I'm an expert, I've never been to Japan, but I can spot a real Japanese place when I've eaten in one. I'll give you my secret on how to spot this as well: fact: Japanese people are very chauvinist and picky about their...More

Thank Hugo M
Reviewed 19 May 2012

This restaurant received such great reviews so had to be tried. What everybody has written is so true. We loved it. Not too worried about decor, food quality is more important.

Thank 631Sue007
Reviewed 9 May 2012

That a great Japanese restaurant would be found in the middle of the south island of NZ??? Set in the little village of Lake Tekapo this was a great find, my partner and I shared a number of dishes and ended up with a great...More

Thank capesue
Reviewed 29 April 2012

It is an unexpected surprise to find a Japapnese jewel in a small town like this. It's reasonably priced and the quality of food is superb served and cooked by an all Japanese team. Best tempura in a while.

Thank SoumiCPH
Reviewed 24 April 2012

A great location friendly staff clean and awesome food.

Thank 79SarahT79
Reviewed 18 April 2012

omg, the food is really awesome with good service! was recommended by a friend who is his 2nd time eating at this resturant. its a little resturant hidden behind the village center. walk in and im sure u wil never regret!

Thank PEili K
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Lots of reviews about this restaurant, and we thought how could it be that good! It was cloudy and cold on the day we arrived at Lake Tekapo. The restaurant was hidden behind the village center. It looked so simple which is one of the...More

Thank Kassoon
Reviewed 10 April 2012

after reading a lot of good reviews about this place, we decided to try it and we had really a lovely dinner...who can imagine to find such a good Japanese in the middle of the South Island Alps? Definitely recommended for location and food, especially...More

Thank elipuccioni
Reviewed 10 April 2012

The food at this place will blow your mind. High quality japanese food and service is goodish. It is obvioulsy authentic and owners are clearly foreign. We also noted the place was packed with asian tourists. A good sign if you looking for true asian...More

Thank craigsmithdc
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sarah w
2 March 2017|
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
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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