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Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar

#114 of 1,777 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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460A New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
+64 9-815 0610
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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438 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beef tataki was very good. We enjoyed the unagi sushi and the prawn tempura. Excellent range of sake and great service.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
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235 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered in .... very pleasant waitress greeted me. Had the goma-ae ... steamed broccoli... was ok ... and the small fish sashimi which was excellent. The Truant Shiraz was delicious.

Thank TambonzRobertson
Auckland, New Zealand
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531 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The team at Taiko deliver over and over, quick attentive service followed by super fresh food. Meals can be a selection of small plates so come as they are prepared. Plenty to choose from on both the food and drinks menu. If you are two people ask to sit at the counter to watch the wonderful goings on in the... More 

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Came here with my extended family (they are regular visitors) so it came highly recommended! didn't know what to expect, not visited a genuine Japanese restaurant previously......first impression was somewhat odd.....down a side street right next to the train station. the whole place might seem dated (but this is coming from a UK citizen, not a laid back Aucklander!), but... More 

Thank Simon B
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Team Taiko were/are a dream. Our host thoughtfully chose what we ate, so we never even picked up the menu. His experience wisdom and charm (along with my alluring company) made this truly unforgettable, and my #1 restaurant full-stop in NZ. I'd recommend to all, plus finishing off with the ginger ice-cream (no matter how full you feel).

Thank MartynTravels
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A good opportunity to experience a range of Japanese dishes. A party of four, we went for the banquet which was great. Starting with "Edamame" (boiled soy beans) then a selection of starters to share, sushi, "Ebi Fry (Tiger prawns) and then mains of chicken & beef. The dishes just kept coming and all served to share and all delicious.... More 

Thank KiwiRJ
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food, great atmosphere. Staff go above and beyond. We were a big group but had excellent service. Would strongly recommend!!

Thank Member135
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

Three of us had dinner here. Parking was difficult, but once at the cafe it was suggested that next time we park in Sandringham Road and use the railway overbridge to reach New North Road. Good idea. We were warmly greeted by the barman and wait staff, and quickly given menus and water. We ordered two shared dishes at a... More 

Thank Cadarnle
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I love Japanese food and while this was certainly not the best I've had, it was still bloody good. The atmosphere was great. Fine dining service but the owner brings a lot more charm and humour to the table. Prices were standard. The small sharing dishes soon fill you up if you are going with that option. Also very handy... More 

Thank Poojobby
1 review
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

The service at Taiko is above and beyond anything I have ever experienced. Ian goes out of his way to ensure all his customers have an outstanding meal. I had a large group of 25 people and everyone was fed a delicious meal and catered for with their individual dietary needs. Thanks Ian for making my birthday dinner such a... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460A New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-815 0610
Our team of trained Japanese chefs welcome you. Irrashaimase. We are located next to Kingsland Station, on the Western Line, just 4 stops from the Britomart Downtown Station. We are also one minute from the New North Road, "Kingsland" bus stop.You may view our illustrated menu on our website.Most of us have travelled extensively around the world, and enjoy greeting and entertaining new friends from many different countries.When you are in Auckland, come and see us. We are waiting.You'll be glad you found us on Tripadvisor!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?