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Sasanoki Japanese Kitchen

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26 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6474
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visit Sasanoki regularly for both lunch and dinner and the food is always great and the staff are very attentive and welcoming. Can't fault it & we often bring friends & family along when they come to town to visit. See you soon! Don't ever change! 👌

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Boulder, Colorado
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Good Japanese restaurant with friendly staff. The food was tasty and well presented. The owner was very friendly and chatted with us. The staff is Japanese so its authentic food. I especially liked the Bento boxes that included soup, sushi rolls and a variety of entrees. Would recommend.

Thank carolm123
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The service is not very good. Sushi is ok but the noodle is really disappointing. The soup tastes like instant noodle soup. Not hot enough soup. The noodle is very thin which is definitely not the noodle for Tsukemen!! This is a scam for foreigner who have never tried Japanese food. We have tried a lot of Ramen and Tsukemen... More 

Thank Cheriemeow
Nowra, Australia
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The place was full when we arrived, without a booking, but it appeared one table was taken up by friends or relatives of the owner, so they were asked to move to make room for us. Food was lovely. Not the traditional Japanese food we are used to, but all very fresh and tasty.

Thank San-Dee P
Tarragona, Spain
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Casual place to eat well prepared Japanese food at a very reasonable price. A variety of options that taste beautifully; like home made. Good for lunch and dinner. Within walking distance of lake front.

Thank profcesc
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Looks ordinary from outside but when you enter and sit down, then the magic begins. Superb service. Above and beyond every other restaurant in this price bracket. Food delicious. Perfectly balanced and simple but definitely not boring. The only negative is the very small dining area. Well worth stopping here.

Thank lynden_d
Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Enter Sasanoki , forget about the outside world , and you will think you''re dining in Japan ...... when the fresh , great food arrives , that will only confirm this ....

Thank qantasfa
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed by the quality of the food and the portions that were quite small. I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend...

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United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Bruno, the owner, is always greeting you with a smile, and good food as well. Great Japanese beer on tap too. I'm a local and a regular

Thank mtnspiritorg
Greater Hobart, Australia
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

What a great find! This is a small and cosy restaurant with a superb menu and excellent service. Authentic Japanese, some of the best I've had outside Japan. Super friendly and well-paced service. Food was all excellent. Family friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Make sure to book, they must have turned 20 people away while we were eating. Recommend.

Thank Catriona H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 6474

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