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Kyo-Ya Japanese Restaurant

426 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-489 2312
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (6 reviews)
“sushi” (5 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
426 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We keep trying other Japanese restaurants, but none come close to Kyo-ya. Each time we leave this place so satisfied; each time we go somewhere else we leave wishing we had not tried something different and had again visited Kyo-ya. Select Kiyo-ya delight; so many...More

Thank Tonyscribbler
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, friendly staff and delicious sake. Had dinner here with friends and just ordered a bunch of different things throughout the evening. Beautiful presentation and incredibly fresh and tasty. Highly recommended but make sure you book!

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Started going there since 2004 until the previous owner sold it. It used to be one of the best in AKL, if not the best. It's still exceptionally good.

Thank dlwabbit
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Dined in with 6 people. We made sure we booked this time as they are very busy. Great service and very efficient with service. Great Japanese food, lots of sushi and sashimi choices. I loved their tempura, fresh vegetables, prawns and fish. Although I would've...More

Thank Jabawaba
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was my second visit to this amazing Japanese restaurant and it was as good as the first visit. The staff are just amazing and were very welcoming even though I hadn't made a booking. Was a great atmosphere and great you could see the...More

Thank 3ComB1
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I had the take away dinner box and I really enjoyed this. It was a mixture of sushmi, sushi, chicken and tempura with rice and miso. However I did not think much of the teriyaki box that a family member had as chicken was dry.

Thank owlesey
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The food was sublime and such good value for money. Massively enjoyed the "dinner box". The staff were really friendly and the atmosphere was lovely.

Thank Chrissie C
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Thank you for a wonderful and diverse vegetarian experience. The vegetarian dinner was very well presented, extremely fresh, delightful range of flavors and fabulous!! All diners at our table raved about the food. Washed down with Asahi.

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a little local Japanese i takapuna, often full but empties out and worth waiting for. Wooden tables and chairs, authentic staff. BYO and stunning dishes. cheap and cheerful.......

Thank Brookesanna
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This place is nothing short of amazing! Not only is the presentation top notch - it tastes even better than it looks!

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-489 2312
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