We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Gion Japanese Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
168 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-379 3344
11:45 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 11:45 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 49: English reviews
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic japanese food and always beautifully presented. Great lunch selection from good value udon/rice bowls to more pricey but generous lunch sets. Be sure to try the desserts - the matcha dessert is pretty special (can be shared). Service is always excellent, polite and speedy.

Thank nessaklnz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful food and excellent service, I highly recommend going if in the area.By the way, their sashimi and hotpots are divine!

Thank Jaden410
Shrivenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered in around 6pm, without a reservation and wereoffered a table until 715pm which was perfect. The food was incredible, though my husband definitely ordered too much!! Staff were kind, courteous and incredibly professional. It was very busy and good value for money. A definite recommendation!

Thank MissChloeScarlett
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you so much for looking after my group last night for my birthday dinner! The food and service were impeccable. The freshest sashimi served in a breathtaking presentation and very patient wait staff made for a most memorable evening. I will see you again!

Thank Mad M
La Massana, Andorra
Level Contributor
320 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is quite a pleasant Japanese restaurant in the Parnell district of Auckland. Good 'sashimi', the spicy Tuna roll was also excellent as was the beef 'tataki'. Overall a good selection of Japanese dishes, well prepared & nicely presented. Restaurant ambience is also good with pleasant & attentive staff, good service & also a good (although rather pricey!) wine list.... More 

Thank Chris C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My favourite Japanese restaurant so far! We have been here many time for the past 10 years and Gion Japanese restaurant never fails to impress! We had a great food as always!!!

Thank Melanie E
Level Contributor
42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We came here many times for family dinner and I don't know what I should rate this place. We absolutely enjoyed the food every time and the sashimi was fresh and well presented. The service was excellent all the time and with a Japanese deco environment. But I still felt that the price of their dishes were a bit overpriced... More 

Thank Frank N
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely loved the ambiance of this place, very traditional. Customer service was very good. Very fulfilling meals and it came in a timely manner. Do try the noodles here as I enjoyed every slurp of it. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Malia1992
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The title says it all. Run by Japanese and with a really nice ambience and also high quality Dai Ginzo sake on the menu This is very good food and service and highly recommended for this kind of experience.

Thank George C
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
265 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We didnt expect this. We had missed out on an earlier reservation so it was really by chance that we came by again to try Gion. All the staff were obviously from Japan. Inside it was cosy and Jap decor. But the food was fantastic! We had the Jap wagyu grade 9 teppan beef, the teriyaki salmon, the original kitsune... More 

Thank vincentlau

Travellers who viewed Gion Japanese Restaurant also viewed

Auckland, Auckland Region
Auckland, Auckland Region
Auckland, Auckland Region
Auckland, Auckland Region

Been to Gion Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 3344

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gion Japanese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?