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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: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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.

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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.

Thank Kari B
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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.

Thank kismis
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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.

Thank wei s
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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!

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