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Kappa Japanese Restaurant

36 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1423
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tempura” (29 reviews)
“sushi” (36 reviews)
“bento box” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

I loved eating here on our last night in Queenstown thanks to the recommendation of my good friend living here. We'd had some outrageously priced meals at wineries which were mediocre at best. The clean and fresh sashimi was a highlight of our trip/

Thank WanderingFoodLover23
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This was my third visit to this little gem of a restaurant and once again it was a delight. The food and service were superb and it was just as reasonable as always. It's nice to go to a favourite and find it maintains it's...More

Thank Moira A
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We stopped by for a lunch bento and although the food tasted good, we thought it was extremely expensive for the amount of food we were served. The bento came with very small portions of meat or fish. It is perfect for people with a...More

Thank Sheila514
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Treated to lots of flavours. Soba noodles had fresh unique flavours and the Broth dish was so delicious. The fried chicken was wow! highly recommend.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Cosy upstairs japanese restaurant with a great menu. Excellent selection of Japanese wines and saki. Very reasonably priced and superb quality.

Thank Kelwyn O
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Amazing food, love the inside feel of a traditional Japanese restaurant. Great service, my girlfriend and I was treated like family. Will definitely go back!

Thank Toddy27
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had not booked but were shown to a table right away by a charming waitress. We ordered four plates to share from the specials menu - all were outstanding. This restaurant has a friendly, authentic vibe. We go there every time we are in...More

Thank rosebud98
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Best Japanese food in NZ!!! I was in Japan and can say Is the real taste !! Amazing ! If you walk on street of queenstown you can't see it! But pay attention to find it! Is worthy! Is upstairs!

Thank Macarena U
Reviewed 7 February 2017

For Japanese-food lovers like my mother and myself, this was the perfect spot for us to unwind at the end of the day and just enjoy simply amazing, authentic Japanese food. Super fresh sashimi and well-presented sushi rolls. Really friendly and well-mannered staff with good...More

Thank SamanthaTsingJo... L
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The staff at Kappa are excellent; friendly and efficient. The food is authentic Japanese beautifully cooked and presented. The atmosphere is quite homely which is typical small town Japanese. It is also very good value. Great place if you are into Japanese cuisine.

Thank Bigall1
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Jenny D
4 March 2016|
Response from Jan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely book, as it's a very small restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1423
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