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“Fabulous Anniversary celebration”

Japanese Kitchen SAKURA
Ranked #3 of 3 Dessert in Pukekohe
Price range: $5 - $80
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Private Dining
Description: Would you like to experience the real Japan? We are a Japanese Kitchen Sakura Group who tries our best to provide this unforgettable experience. We are providing this wide range of business to let you experience the real Japan: - Restaurant - Catering - Cooking Class - Customise Japanese Ingredients -------RESTAURANT-------- - Our concept is omakase style or chef selection of many small dishes. This can vary from 12 to 16 Japanese authentic dishes depending on the fresh and local ingredients that are available in seasons. Menu is changing daily and we will try our best to accommodate your preference. The menu consists of recipes rich in nutrients and balance. -We will prepare your table based on dinner reservations only. We accept few groups per night up to 26 guests (for booking over ten guests will be considered as private function and no other table will be accepted unless discussed and agreed). Using safe and healthy ingredients. No additives in our food. All ingredients are fresh. Chicken, eggs and pork are free range. Vegetables are also fresh and local grown organic produce. Please bring your favourite music and costume. We would like you to relax and enjoy the same music as though you were at home. Any occasion, Birthday, Work functions, Hen's night, etc or just a relaxing night out. -------CATERING-------- - Catering for Home and company any function anywhere - We can make Party Platter, Sushi Platter and Bento box for your request. -------COOKING CLASS-------- - Private Cooking Class -------Customise Japanese Ingredients-------- - We sell an authentic Japanese sauce and Gyoza (Japanese Dumpling) that originally made by our head chef.
Reviewed 13 March 2023 via mobile

We just had the most tastiest experience at Sakura. Every course was a delight. Authentic food in an authentic atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2023
Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

Eccentric but awesome dining evening!!

We booked the day before, online over Facebook, explaining that one of our diners was soy intolerant (but still loved Japanese food.) The owner was cool about it and we organised to be there at 6pm.

We arrived at the venu, just a doorway with an unassuming sign between two shops. This instantly reminded me of some of the places we ate when we were in Japan in 09. Walking upstairs it opens up to a two table dining room with a small kitchen at one end. The decor is quirky, with Japanese memorabilia adorning the walls and mismatched Japanese cutlery on the table. There is a Japanese cooking gameshow on the TV in the corner. The elderly Japanese cook greets you from behind the kitchen and motions for you to sit. Since we are the only table to book, Ochiai San is all the staff tonight. There is no menu. We sat down and ordered some Asahi super dry and prepared ourselves.

Degustation/ omakase style, heaps of small plates with delicious Japanese food start appearing. The chef was quiet at first, busy behind the grilles, but warmed up with jokes and banter as the night went on.
Food was fresh and delicious, made from whatever could be sourced locally and turned into savory creations. 12 different "dishes" served over about 10 plates ranging from Japanese pickles to brothy soups to dumplings to wagyu beef to choco-nanas. All very tasty. I don't normally like degustation style dining but I was happily full at the end of it all.

After dinner Ochiai San came and chatted with us about all sorts of stuff, Japanese dining etiquette, what we liked about the meal, took goofy photos with us with some pre prepared photo frames, he really does feel like he runs the place because he genuinely loves cooking.

Really great experience, looking forward to going back there again.

Date of visit: February 2023
Thank RWDTOY
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Reviewed 10 September 2022 via mobile

Arrived to an untidy dining room and initially ignored by the chef/owner? Filthy tables. Worst Japanese food I’ve ever had. HUGELY OVERPRICED. Absolutely REVOLTING

Date of visit: September 2022
Thank Simon D
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Reviewed 19 February 2021

Had been really looking forward to dinner here. However the Chef was very rude and grumpy to us on arrival. He appeared to be having a bad night. Restaurant was unclean - floor dirty and needed a good scrub. A patch of mould on table cloth. Several of the water glasses on table were unclean. Outside on veranda completely in disarray. Inside of restaurant cluttered and untidy. I never complain about restaurants but this was a real shock and such a let down compared to other local establishments. I expected better from a restaurant operating in Level 2 having just re-opened after an auckland wide COVID lockdown. No extra cleaning or sanitising appeared to have been done.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thank GR11223344
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Reviewed 19 February 2021 via mobile

Horrible experience, very rude chef and made to feel very uncomfortable. Will not be returning. Wouldn't recommend

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank Madwoman123
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