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Sakebar Nippon - Takapuna

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32 Anzac Street, Takapuna, New Zealand
+64 9-486 2249
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Japanese food service & atmosphere Great greeting & very authentic chefs food & hospitality Travel around the world Experiencing lots of Japanese restaurants..sakebar your number one 🙏🏼 Can't wait to go back 🍷

Thank Kiwiskygirl-1
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The Sakebar is fun- they bang the drums to welcome and farewell you- which is a nice touch. The food is regular Japanese. Fresh and always delicious but not especially inspired. The sushi train was not well-used the evening we were there so some items looked a little dry. However, the menu food was great. The staff were friendly and... More 

Thank Bev S
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Wow what a night, visiting from the Gold Coast when to this restaurant first time. Welcomed by the staff the minute we walked in, friendly and very quick service. The atmosphere is just fun and happiness and the food just fantastic, I think the best Japanese restaurant I have been to. The owner even greeted us and was very attentive... More 

Thank Keith G
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best Japanese in Auckland... Fantastic service, food and atmosphere. Staff are very attentive and friendly, the owner was very obliging and went out of his way to ensure our visit was pleasurable. Big thumbs up, highly recommended to anyone who's looking for quality Japanese food and wanting a night to remember!

1 Thank Mark S
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We love this place consistently great food. Lots of variety to choose from. The sashimi is always mouthwatering. The atmosphere is great and up beat. The staff are always helpful and very enthusiastic.

Thank Edgcombe
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

No matter which Sakebar Nippon you go to, you are bound to have a good time. The minute you walk in you are greeted by the staff who bang on a big gong. The food is delicious, more of a tapas style, good for sharing. It is quite expensive for what it is, but worth it if you are not... More 

Thank Kelly C
Takapuna, New Zealand
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We didn't try the Sake, but the food was really delicious. I enjoyed the atmosphere, it took me to Tokyo. Great place for a work meal or birthday party.

Thank bohemian_traveller
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

One of the most interesting places I've visited in Auckland. Fantastic decor and service. They welcome diners with a loud bang and Japanese was spoken consistently throughout the night. I thought it was great. Something extraordinary. The food was good - though I would of liked some more avocado with the salmon sushi.

Thank Snip3rNZ
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We visited on a Saturday night, it was very busy, be advised you will need to book, the decor inside is great, not your boring restaurant, they have drums being banged by the chef's and lots of Japanese words being spoken around the restaurant, the night we visited it was very loud, the chef's shouting (on purpose for entertainment) at... More 

Thank SashAuckland
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240 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

As soon as you walked into the place you were greeted by someone banging on a drum to welcome you. You were also greeted by lots of noise and activity and welcomes. The menu was as busy as this place, lots of choices with cheap and not so cheap options which was great because it catered for all hunger types.... More 

Thank TaupoSheryll

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Anzac Street, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-486 2249

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?