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Kohan Restaurant

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SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6688
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (85 reviews)
“bento box” (51 reviews)
“salmon” (106 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

This restaurant was recommended to us by our host at Lake Tekapo B2 Lakeview Apartment (which we also highly recommend). We are so glad we went. We are vegetarians (my husband eats fish) and there was plenty for us to eat and it was all...More

Thank fky22
Reviewed 6 November 2011

We stumbled into Kohan for dinner after arriving in Lake Tekapo earlier that evening. We were initially dubious due to the lack of attention to decor but the restaurant was busy and the menu looked good and reasonably priced and there is great view of...More

1  Thank misspipkelly
Reviewed 17 October 2011

great food, good views of lake tekapo. what else could i ask for? dun forget to try their salmon dishes and homemade green tea ice-cream. :)

Thank STLL78
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Fantastic Japanese food. 5 star presentation with the most amazing views for such reasonable prices. The Restaurant is super clean. Try their homemade ice cream too!

Thank schatzieNoosa
Reviewed 17 September 2011

It looks nothing from the outside but the food inside is simple clean Japanese. the salmon special utilizes local salmon in various ways and it simply stunning. A great lunch option doing the queenstown/Christchurch run.

Thank HV-Vino
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Warm, welcoming staff, great service, great food, great views and nice ambiance. Reasonable, not hideously overpriced, unlike most other South Island tourist trap businesses. Highly recommended!

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Clean but drab interior, very pleasant waiting staff. Food was pleasant and good value but nothing special.

Thank Velma2
Reviewed 12 August 2011

Wow, who knew you could find such a great Japanese restaurant pretty much in the middle of nowhere? Service a bit shambolic, but very friendly, and food is worth the wait. Kohan Bento box is all you need to eat, and the wine pour is...More

Thank NZGirl69
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Great restaurant in Tekapo with nice view out over the lake. Really fresh salmon, reasonably priced menu. Was bit too chilly by the door but happy to move us next to the fire. Service was patchy. Recommend booking ahead to avoid a wait on busy...More

Thank MikeyTA
Reviewed 21 July 2011

We visited Kohan after reading other good reviews and we were not disappointed. We both ordered a Tempura Bento Box as we do not often eat Japanese food and it seemed to have a very good selection. The waitress was attentive and explained the dish...More

Thank JeanetteandEric
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Nearby Attractions
Lake Tekapo
1,771 reviews
.31 km away
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.33 km away
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sarah w
Do you do takeaway?
2 March 2017|
Answer Show 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
do you open for dinner on 25 Dec 2016?
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, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6688
  • E-mail
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