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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (85 reviews)
“bento box” (51 reviews)
“salmon” (111 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Sh, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

This was my first Japanese meal in a restaurant. It was fantastic. A lot of Japanese tour buses stop there so that in itself must be an indication of the quality of food. It was presented beautifully and tasted yummy. Would recommend a visit if...More

Thank koolcazz
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Food excellent, generous servings, wine list small but very good value, view spectacular, service attentive and very pleasant (explanations for all dishes if required). Toilets clean and modern but outside the restaurant in close proximity - acceptable. Decor - I think other reviewers have alluded...More

Thank FinB
Reviewed 6 February 2012

This was my husbands first time experiencing what I would call proper Japanese food. They have all the interesting and very exotic dishes that you dont see in more mainstream places (that cater for more "western" diets). Tried a wide selection of dishes that were...More

Thank BobbieTee
Reviewed 3 February 2012

We had a night in Lake Tekapo on our way to and from Cromwell from Christchurch. Prior to flying to New Zealand I researched restaurants in Lake Tekapo on Trip Advisor and as Kohan had such great reviews we decided to try it. We were...More

Thank winelover045
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Already in Queenstown and in Fox glacier we received recommendations to eat at this restaurant so it is very well known and I let myselve be dragged into it as all my previous experiences with Japanese kitchen have not been that good. This one showed...More

Thank Florian254
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Despite booking ahead and receiving confirmation, when we turned up there was no record of our booking. They fitted us in with minimal fuss. The restaurant isn't heavy with atmosphere but the kitchen is quietly efficient, service is the same, and the view over Lake...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 17 January 2012

An interesting find in NZ. Authentic, lovely food, good value... And best view in town. Worth a stop for fans of Japanese food

Thank Donday81
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We enjoyed a lovely meal a Kohan. The food was excellent for a restaurant in such a small town. The decor is a bit dated - they have been in business for 16 years, but the great food makes up for it. Do make sure...More

Thank AETL2003
Reviewed 3 January 2012

This resturant is a must if you like Sushi. The decor is a bit rubiish, but the food is just amazing. We had a bento box with some extra tempura. The salmon sashimi is heaven in your mouth. Really really good.

Thank Poopyscoop
Reviewed 1 January 2012

This is a simple Japanese restaurant run by a Japanese chef. The food is very nicely done and the price is very affordable. We had the breaded lamb cutlet, the salmon sashimi, tataki beef fillet (seared and raw meat), BBQ venison and sushi. Believe the...More

Thank Beachlovers168
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sarah w
2 March 2017|
AnswerShow 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
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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
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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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