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Hikari Japanese Restaurant

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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

We had takeaway Japanese for the family (2 x Bento boxes, 2 x rice dishes, 2 x noodle dishes) Bento and rice dishes in particular were very good, although not cheap. We were informed the takeaway would take 25 minutes to prepare, which it did.

1 Thank Doobywacka
Motueka, New Zealand
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Was craving for Japanese meal and found this place, sign shows open at 12pm and I arrived rather early thus went for a walk and came back at 12.05pm, unfortunately restaurant is yet to open. Had a peak in the restaurant and seemed like there's a staff meeting or some sort. Stood at the door for awhile and staff seemed... More 

3 Thank Stephy_SL
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

We had a couple of very tasty bento boxes, mine came with beautifully crispy tempura vegetables but the sashimi could have done with some seasoning. My friend said the age dashi tofu was devine, but her wasabi sauce was hidden under her soy sauce dish and so she didn't find it until she has already finished her sushi. All the... More 

1 Thank Sarah P
Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

I have been to Hikari several times & have never been disappointed. The last time I had the Sashimi platter - literally can not stop thinking about it! Fresh, tasty & sits lightly on the tummy so I didn't feel like I needed an afternoon nap! The stunning Japanese Vodka served on the rocks might do though... The Gyoza (dumplings)... More 

1 Thank Lea C
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

Ordered the sushi box and the chicken with rice, food was very fresh and delicious ! Prices were great for a lunch time dish and we left feeling full. Service was very good.

2 Thank alexandrad22
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

We had a good experience during a previous visit but when we came a couple of days ago it was rather disappointing. The service was poor and the quantity of the dishes had reduced significantly. After we left we realised that we had also been overcharged for our orders. Not going back again.

Thank woktan
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Hikari. The food was delicious, with the well-sized Bento box a particular highlight. The sushi was fresh and excellent. Service was efficient and friendly. We will be back!

Thank Buzzbee100
Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Great value, especially the lunchtime bento boxes. Small restaurant with great atmosphere. Food is alway good and quick, very friendly staff

Thank julieorme
Sao Paulo, SP
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

Very good food, very fresh fish. We had a sushi platter and two temakis, it was a pretty good quantity for a couple. The owner was polite and came to serve us. Price was also fair. The restaurant is not fancy, but the experience was very good.

Thank Christiane Z
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

The fish was fresh, flavours authentic, service average, but the food was great. Don't expect fine dining ambience, but if you have time on your hands and appreciate good food, this is a place to go.

Thank Mary K

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?