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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” (88 reviews)
“bento box” (51 reviews)
“salmon” (114 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 28 December 2012

The food in this place is super fresh and very "japanese". The food and setting matches with the beautiful surrounding of Lake Tekapo very much, peaceful, and charming. The restaurant has a wonderful view of the lake so try to get a seat next to...More

Thank aliceyyy
Reviewed 28 December 2012

After reading rave reviews about Kohan, we really wanted to try this restaurant badly and booked one month ahead via email! We were definitely not disappointed. Food quality was excellent with generous servings especially the salmon! Great panoramic lake view with very prompt, friendly and...More

Thank smNg09
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Came to Kohan because of the reviews. The restaurant is ran by Japanese. Food were authentic Japanese. Although portions were a bit small for my family especially after a long day of walks, it was really nice. Surprisingly, the price was affordable. For 7 of...More

Thank aprilngern
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Best to make a reservation for dinner if you want to eat here, because they can get crowded, plus other diners make reservations too because the Japanese food is so good! Feels quite authentic as well because the restaurant is run by Japanese staff. Back...More

Thank zicron
Reviewed 18 December 2012

Popped in for a quick sushi starter before heading out for a steak. Sushi was delicious - fresh and tasy. The sashimi was a delight and very cheap. In hindsight we should have stayed there and eaten our main course!! Highly recommended.

Thank Karl J
Reviewed 12 December 2012

It is always a pleasure to sit relax and eat here ,with views over the lake and mountains. The service is efficient and food always delicious.Make sure you arrive before 2pm if going for lunch ,though they usually smile and serve anyway.One of the best...More

Thank janetango
Reviewed 5 December 2012

The food at this restaurant is amazing as are the views over Lake Tekapo. We had the Tempura bento box which came with a great selection of sushi, stewed chicken, pickles/salad and tempura. Great value. The venison tataki was also very good (local speciality) and...More

Thank JCJT
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Very high quality salmon sashimi, udon and bento. The food is made to the authentic Japanese taste as the whole restaurant is ran by Japanese. The service was very good, the same level of hospitality you would have expected in a typical home restaurant in...More

Thank chowac
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Best Japanese ever! Fresh fish food! If you have a meal in Lake Tekapo and like Oriental food, go there!

Thank Giovanni L
Reviewed 21 November 2012

i have eaten Japanese food in quite a number of countries and I have to say the food at Kohan is really good, and also good value for money! Everything is so fresh and delicious that we went back twice in 2 days! Still thinking...More

Thank LilWong
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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, View, Kids, 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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