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5 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9030
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a take away for night dinner. Got shocked to see the prices. The food didn't even taste near to japanese. Ordered chicken katsu and chicken karage with salmon sushi roll. Not at all tasteful! Just want to say guys ; you are spoiling name of japan. I have lived in tokyo for many years and know what real taste... More 

Thank srivastavaz
Papamoa, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

bluff oysters were beautiful but the caviar on top was tasteless. the salmon & avo cone was delicious - i should've had more. it was all fresh. the tempura prawns were hot but lacking taste & not fresh. my wife enjoyed the ginger & lime salmon with miso soup & boiled egg but macaroni elbows were odd. $110 price to... More 

Thank sefjam
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Japanese food, just what we needed on a cold day. I got the ramen, which warmed up me just right. Great place.

Thank justrubyyy13
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

$29 for teriyaki chicken terrible small sides cabbage dish was discoloured -not fresh- terrible eggs - boiled I couldn't eat- chicken was over flavoured - msg? Jap pickles were sloppy and just over sauced cabbage.karayage chicken over coated- burnt and cabbage taste less and not fresh - ups nice friendly staff - tap water disgusting should be filtered at least.... More 

Thank MadsenCo
Queenstown, New Zealand
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92 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Hikari is now under new management and has a new chef. the food was great before but now it is absolutely outstanding. If you are going to dine there then please make sure you order the Chicken teriyaki. it is absolutely amazing and the chicken melts in your mouth :)

Thank JuliaMilley
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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677 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing early dinner here. Edamame to start and then one Teryaki chicken which came with spring onion tempura, a potato dish, miso soup and we ordered a rice to add. It was delicious. The Udon Ramen was delicious containing prawns, blue cod, mussels, onions, red pepper, celery, a good selection of vegetables and noodles. A warm sake to... More 

Thank Moosie57
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I go here quite often, the Salmon Don is sooooooo good! My daughter loves the bento boxes, service is always good and quick, perfect for lunch!

Thank charliefarley99
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with the family and the bento boxes were good value with fresh tasty variety. The chicken udon noodles were great too. Good if you want a change from Fergbergers and pies

Thank Captoz
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I'm sitting in this restaurant now after eating a delicious lunch! The teriyaki don buri was so yum and it came with rice and a delicious salad beside it. The tempura was so good we ordered a second round! Kids loved it all too and have even asked to come back for dinner. We might just do that!!

Thank Sully0000
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food for a really good price! All of the staff were really friendly and helpful. I'll defiantly be back for more and highly recommend.

Thank Aloise R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 9030
New Zealand's finest Japanese spots for sushi, sashimi and other delicacies. You can find us in NZ cities of Queenstown, Dunedin & Christchurch.

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