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“Decent Japanese in the NZ food desert”
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
Oostende
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Decent Japanese in the NZ food desert”
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We were happy to get a nice Japanese meal in a country which is still deep-frying whole donkeys. NZ has only a few good restaurants and even the worst of them dare to charge you hefty. Too many UK roots I suppose.
A clever Japanese business man saw the gap and installed this restaurant annex souvenir shop for the billions of Japanese and mainly Chinese tourists in NZ.
Decent sashimi (without the classical leave decoration :-)) good tempura and good meat. The "bentobox" is a good mix (bento is not a take-away here). Don't expect Kyoto emperor kitchen but the food is good for a reasonable price. They cater loads of tourist busses. Better to book a table. Efficient and friendly service.

Visited April 2017
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Pelham, New York
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Kind and Attentive Service”
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Beautiful view of the lake and very good food. We had some sushi (salmon) and tempura (which was my favorite). It was a rainy day and it was a comfortable place to be with a nice cup of hot green tea.

Visited April 2017
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Taste sensation when you're done with pies burgers and chips”
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great variety and excellent mix of tasty dishes to share. Gives good chance to try family Asian food favourites and new flavours. Friendly helpful service.

Visited April 2017
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Book a seat”
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We went there for dinner, but all their seats has been booked. Not only here but all restaurants we went have been booked! ridiculous. fortunately they can order food to go. And the taste is not bad.

Visited March 2017
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese we had to visit twice!”
Reviewed 14 April 2017

It's impossible to get a table here so we ordered takeaway on 2 occasions. The Tekapo rolls are amazingly good. We tried the salmon don and the teriyaki salmon don. Both were good but I prefer the former better!

Would highly recommend this place if you happen to visit the region!

Visited April 2017
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