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“Excellent simple Japanese - Booking important!”
Review of Kohan Restaurant

Kohan Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent simple Japanese - Booking important!”
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As the title says it is important to book before going to this popular place. We arrived with a booking and were led to a table while about 10 diners waited! The menu is basic but to the point. Good, simple Japanese food. The bento boxes are an easy choice if you want to dabble in a bit of everything including the sashimi, which is delicious. The udon noodle soup is good, and so are the fired offerings of chicken and tempura.
Highly recommend this place!

  • Visited April 2017
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • English first
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Salmon!”
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We are avid fans of Japanese food and frequented many Japanese restaurants in Bangkok. Also we took a trip to Japan a few years ago and ate at many nice restaurants. We were a bit hesitant to visit a Japanese restaurant in New Zealand but we are so glad we did!

We would like to say Kohan is one of the best Japanese restaurants we've been to. The atmosphere is basic but homey. The food was so good! The salmon was extremely fresh. Try the avocado & salmon roll. The Agedashi Tofu (fried tofu in soy sauce) was heavenly - creamy and well-seasoned! Highly recommended!

Visited April 2017
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible food”
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner, absolutely loved it:

1. Super fresh fish. Their Salmon Don was amazing

2. Also loved their JFC (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Visited April 2017
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Evening dinner after long drive”
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

At first we struggled to find Kohan tucked behind the back of the "main" row of shops in tekapo.

When we did we were pleasantly surprised, plenty of locals getting takeaways and popular with Japanese tourists - a good sign we thought. Super friendly and efficient staff. We both had the tempura bento box probably could get away with one between two.

Asahi, speights, local wines or sake. What's not too love?

Visited March 2017
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Yumms!”
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband and I ordered 2 different bentos and they are yummy. Very fresh ingredients used and sashimis are good! Reasonably priced.

However the restaurant has a weird smell upon entering which kind of turn me off.

Be sure to make a reservation as dinner are quite busy.

Visited March 2017
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