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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” (89 reviews)
“bento box” (55 reviews)
“salmon” (117 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 1 April 2013 via mobile

The Tekapo Roll is better than almost all the sushi I've had in Auckland! It's a pity we couldn't try the other dishes - it's fully booked so we could only have take aways.... The restaurant is right next to the lakeside, should have great...More

Thank dadawa
Reviewed 26 March 2013

As someone who has never been keen on Japanese food, I was totally "wowwed" by this smart, busy and exciting restaurant, which leaves nothing to chance. The staff fall over each other to please and to provide top notch service and the restaurant has an...More

Thank JohnnyAuckland
Reviewed 26 March 2013

They had run out of most items on the menu even rice. nice fews but not much else. bus loads of tourists.

Thank Calgaryhikers
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I typically do not take asian food when out of Asia due to bad experiences but this is truely an exception. The staffs there are mainly Japanese and the food served was of superb quality. Must try the Kohan bento set as it is really...More

Thank lowpyng
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Good food would recommend , very friendly staff . Great views over the lake and St. John observatory and the historic church

Thank Eaglemania
Reviewed 19 March 2013

we both thought the sushi was only mediocre, but the tempura and soup dishes were delicious. Our favorite was the crispy soft shell crab. It rivals the best we have had in Los Angeles. The buckwheat soup is good and very filling. Enjoyed the beer...More

Thank LC1474
Reviewed 17 March 2013

We always lunch at Kohan on every visit to NZ as it is about midway between Christchurch and Queenstown have only had lunch there but its always first rate great Bento boxes with incredible fresh sashimi from the Salmon farm about an hour away. Ambience...More

Thank Brian438
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Nice view of Lake Tekapo across the town green so get there for lunch or before it gets dark. Salmon don is great value with lots of raw salmons if you like it this way. Kohan box provide varieties that you could sample little bit...More

Thank TravelbugsPPt
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We have never been to a Japanese restaurant before but after reading all the good reviews we decided to give it a go and we were not disappointed. Everyone was pleasant, service good and food excellent. Also it was priced reasonably. The kitchen closes at...More

Thank Bodilly3
Reviewed 12 March 2013

The inside of the restaurant, looks like it's set up for big tour groups, and it probably is, but the food is outstanding. Some of the best Japanese I have had. Add to that a wonderful view of Lake Tekapo and the church of the...More

Thank Friiskiwi
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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, View, Groups, Kids
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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