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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%
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“sashimi” (85 reviews)
“bento box” (55 reviews)
“salmon” (123 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Sh, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

It was great to find a rare Japanese restaurant nestled in the middle of Lake Tekapo, which provided a good change of diet and atmosphere from the more common types of NZ food I had been tasting during my trip. The food was great, better...More

Thank meixuan w
Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here last night and the best imo was the beef fillets. Make sure you try it! The tempura sushi was a bit of a disappointment as it was mostly rice really. We came at night so can't really comment on the view of...More

Thank Danny N
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Really enjoyed our meal here, the staff were friendly and the food yum. Family friendly and very busy but gave the impression of being very organised.

Thank OutandAboutnz
Reviewed 22 May 2013 via mobile

No doubt it serves the best food in Lake Tekapo. Very good service! For the salmon don, they served the best part of the salmon, the salmon belly. They are well sliced & very fresh. The Kakuni pork just melts in yr mouth with the...More

Thank iamPaulPaul
Reviewed 18 May 2013

I could have given Kohan a lesser score beacause as others may have mentioned the deco needs a little work. However it is comfortable and clean and great for kids. The food is excellent value for money, the braised pork and BBQ venison are to...More

Thank Nina D
Reviewed 16 May 2013

We went here for my birthday and were not disappointed! - the food was a great and at a great price and the service was great - the place was busy which is always a good sign and they also had BYO wine which suited...More

Thank Sharne C
Reviewed 13 May 2013

My wife is Japanese and I lived in Japan for 7 years. This is an oasis in the desert that is Japanese cuisine outside Japan, where restaurants are frequently operated by Chinese and Korean owners. Unfortunately they rarely achieve authenticity with their food. Kohan is...More

Thank xk140fhc
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We went to Kohan Restaurant after about ten days of canned food/burgers/fish'n chips and it felt so great! Fish is just perfect, salmon is awesome, scallops were delicious. Teriyaki salmon was simply delicious... Desserts were great as well, presentation was so cool (we both spent...More

Thank LaGrandeBlonde
Reviewed 11 May 2013

The town is very small so this restuarant is not hard to find. We went there based on the review on TA and we wanted something light and warm in a cold night. we came for dinner both nights we were in Lake Tekapo, we...More

Thank niki n
Reviewed 9 May 2013

The mains really hit the spot. Nice, tender and full of flavour. Free green tea. The desert was a little over cooked, but the presentation was ... spectacular.

Thank droyad
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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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