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“Absolute gem of a Japanese restaurant in a remote area”
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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Melbourne
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Absolute gem of a Japanese restaurant in a remote area”
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend both their Kohan bento and Tempura bento boxes. Place is always quite full especially if the tourist buses carrying Asians have arrived. The staff are all exceptionally courteous and efficient. Kitchen is very clean. Food is fresh and authentic. Make sure you book as it's popular.

Visited April 2017
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cary, North Carolina
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208 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Get a reservation, and try the bento box and tekapo roll. Fresh NZ salmon is delicious here!”
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a busy place, so get a reservation. They offer a wide selection of sushi and tempura options. The bento box offered the perfect variety! The tekapo roll and fresh NZ salmon was incredible. Be sure to get dessert - each is garnished with a NZ animal made out of honey/sugar and a nest of spun sugar.

Visited February 2017
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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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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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Thank Methanan S
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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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