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Kura Japanese Sake Bar

#190 of 1,808 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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315B Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 5656
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were planning to go to the restaurant next door which I had been to and really enjoyed but it was full so we wandered down the road and down the stairs to Kura. We were immediately happy with our choice the atmosphere was brilliant and beautiful. The food was a match to the space and I would definitely make... More 

1 Thank Rose L
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I was taken to Kura by a colleague and it was an excellent choice! The door to the main road is easy to miss - and you walk down a flight of stairs to the bar. Very fresh sashimi - lovely presentation and overall very tasty. We had a sashimi platter, miso soup, and spider crab sushi, and cooked salmon... More 

1 Thank Mara R
Pleasanton, California
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813 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

First off, the entrance is a bit weird - you have to take external stairs to the second floor. That's ok. But once you get in, it's a great place. It has a lot of character and the food is really good.

1 Thank heckfy
Auckland, New Zealand
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328 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Nice yummy food - they get that we need to be finished in order to get to the theatre near by. The buttress wall that forms the eastern wall of the restaurant is really cool

Thank kiwi572014
Waihi Beach, NZ
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135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

First time visitors with friends. A great experience from having to remove your shoes to sit on the floor, to the range of sake and beer available, to the excellent food. Would go again. Had a great entertaining evening.

1 Thank Shane B
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We have been to Kura on a few occasions and it has been very good. Our visit tonight (pre a show) was very disappointing. The food was not its usual high quality. The maitre de explained that the had just lost their manager and so were dealing with that disruption. He was very apologetic. I wouldn't write them off yet... More 

1 Thank Murray R
Cambridge, New Zealand
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This place is real food rock n roll. Dining here is not just eating it's an experience. Contemporary approach to Japanese cuisine but utilising the freshest local produce. Fun, loud, vibrant, boozer friendly - the next best thing to a night out in Tokyo!

Thank James B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

One of the most missed restaurants after moving out from Auckland. Very creative Japanese food while retain its traditional culture. I just cannot complain any of the dishes I had in the past. This is a must-go restaurant every-time when I go to Auckland. Strongly recommended the beef&cheese roll, the rainbow roll, and the fresh and juicy sashimi combination.

Thank Lexi0311
Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Dinner out with a friend became a lovely affair. We had not booked ahead so had to be seated at the bar, that was the best thing that could have happened. We sat in front of the sushi chef and witnessed plate after plate of amazing sashimi and sushi being made. The menu is very traditional and offers a variety... More 

1 Thank Swiwigirl
Auckland, New Zealand
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Our go to places for an early dinner before a concert. Warm, welcoming and unpretentious. Food consistently excellent and well presented. Sushi and sashimi some of the best on the city, often serviced with fresh wasabi. Try the rainbow roll... My favourite.

Thank Julian S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315B Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 5656
Kura is modern fusion Japanese. We do all the favourites like sushi, tempura and teriyaki but sometimes with a little twist.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?