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Ren Japanese Dining

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39 Melanesia Road, Kohimarama, New Zealand
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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We were not going there but the restaurant we had chosen was closed. A family coming out of Ren told us it was worth it so we decided to go there. Everything was delicious especially the chicken wings. Price are affordable. Nice little place.

Thank Amali07
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We are fortunate enough to live a few doors down from Ren. We are for sure in there once a week, sometimes twice (when I can't be bothered to cook) The food is heaven, the service is quick. Highly recommended

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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202 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Four of us came to Ren for dinner, having booked in advance. Parking was easy on the street and we were quickly seated and water served. We then waited 30 minutes for our wine order to be taken. The menu had a good variety from sushi to tempura. We like to order two or three dishes at a time so... More 

Thank Cadarnle
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Fantastic, intimate, and friendly. Kauri the owner/chef is dedicated and always happy to oblige. It's BYO too. No need to book usually. It's small but comfortable. The waiter is very knowledgable and always very attentive.

Thank Brent1104
Auckland, New Zealand.
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

A great find in kohi which we have eaten at on three separate visits to the city. An extensive menu, delicious food and excellent service - what more could you ask for.

Thank kiwis4651
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

Small place serving great food. A local treat. Fresh, authentic and snappy service. Also a great spot for a private party by all accounts.

Thank bgboyle
Auckland, New Zealand
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Ren has established a very good name for itself- with good reason. A small BYO ( Bring Your Own) restaurant BIG in service. Located in a small group of shops, close to Tamaki Drive and the Waitemata Harbour, it is ideally situated for Locals and outsiders wanting a good meal away from the hustle and bustle of city life. An... More 

Thank David R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

This is a very small restaurant in Kohimarama, a few streets back from the main beach. We have been there a few times, food is always exceptional, very reasonable and its also BYO which keeps the cost down. It can be quiet though. As it only seats 25 we booked the whole place for a friend's 40th recently. The staff... More 

Thank Shobo_111
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Close to the sea in Kohimarama this is a nice restaurant with easy parking outside without the hassle of parking in nearby Mission Bay or the drive into town. Small but intimate with excellent food. The waiters Manami & Kaita were divine.

Thank KiwifoxMelbourne

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Melanesia Road, Kohimarama, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Kohimarama
  • Phone Number: 5214566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?