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“Great food! Great place!”
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, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 13 April 2017

In March during our trip to Lake Tekapo we tried to get to Kohan for dinner without reservation, the place was fully booked until 8 pm. We could order takeaway, but some of the dishes that we were interested to try were not on the menu.
Couple days later we came for lunch, place was very busy. And we can see why: Food was delicious! And service was great!

It is very casual and busy place. We started with Japanese beer, which was excellent. We had Udon Noodle soup with mixed tempura, venison tataki, tempura shrimp sushi, and salmon sashimi. Everything was great. Love it! Hot tea was very good as well. Service was attentive and prompt. Great place! We can see why it is so popular and #1 on TA. We would definitely recommend this place! And advise to get reservations for lunch or dinner. We would come again.

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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.

Thank Vivian C
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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.

Thank haylaura
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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!

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Thank dudeinnz
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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!

Thank Methanan S
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