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Japanese Kitchen Sakura

2/11 Seddon lane, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand
+64 21 272 5872
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  • Average6%
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“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“wagyu beef” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2/11 Seddon lane, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Healthy
"Wonderful authentic Japanese food set in a kitchen style restaurant"
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2. Tasty
"Chef chopped, sliced and prepared each exotic dish for us."
Nicky W
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3. Beautiful
"like being a guest in someone's home rather than a restaurant"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience Japanese cuisine but don’t want to fly all the way to Japan, this place is a must. My wife is Japanese and we go here whenever she is homesick. As with any intercultural experience, be prepared for something different and...More

Thank AaronPeeters
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Don't be fooled by the entrance (upstairs between a butchers and Dominos pizza) you are about to enter a different world. If you like formality, an extensive wine list and menu, then this is not the place for you! If you want to eat beautifully...More

Thank Lyndam135
Reviewed September 10, 2017

We booked for six adults and enjoyed the unique experience of being served by Masa, a master chef in traditional Japanese cuisine. You actually sit in his kitchen around large timber tables and he serves each course of freshly prepared Wagu beef, prawns, raw salmon...More

Thank Nicky W
Reviewed August 8, 2017

From the hard to find entrance to kicking the candle jars on the narrow floor in the hallway have to say it was interesting. Seating for a large group is more about jamming people in than creating an experience. the food was lovely but takes...More

Thank Demmrrs
Reviewed July 30, 2017

You enter Sakura with some trepidation. You struggle to find the entrance, eventually locating it next to a Dominos Pizza outlet. The outside looks, well, seedy. You wonder if you have made a mistake. You haven't. You go in. It's like walking into someone's lounge....More

Thank 284Blatter284
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

This place is great for functions, you can pretty much book the whole place for parties of 10 and more. The chef, a local man, is very talented and the dishes are amazing. The beef eye fillet and crumbed king prawns are delish. You basically...More

Thank CharlieA34
Reviewed May 29, 2017

A must try! Such a great wee asset to Pukekohe, cant believe we haven't tried this place sooner. Delicious food - beautiful small courses with so much variety. Quirky setting with mismatched everything leaving you feeling like you are more of a guest in someones...More

Thank therealhungryduck
Reviewed November 12, 2016

From the time we arrived Master Masa looked after us and ensure we had a fantastic experience. Sukura has a very cosy feel and you quickly forget you are sitting in a restaurant and feel something akin to being a welcome guest in someones home....More

Thank M4ttNz
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Food was good. But this was our third visit, last two had been great with awesome interaction with the chef. This time it felt like he didn't want to engage and was disinterested in our group. Last time we had a great time, it appears...More

2  Thank S7509IGcathyc
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Arrived chef was still setting up table. He was very rude, had no staff just himself and the food was very average! Restaurant was fully booked but only had 4 pax including myself and partner. Expected a lot more for the $

3  Thank Melanie L
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$44 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/11 Seddon lane, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Pukekohe
  • Phone Number: +64 21 272 5872
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Would you like to experience the real Japan? We are a Japanese Kitchen Sakura Group who tries our best to provide this unforgettable experience. We are providing this wide range of business to let you experience the real Japan: - Restaurant - Catering - Cooking Class - Customise Japanese Ingredients -------RESTAURANT-------- - Our concept is omakase style or chef selection of many small dishes. This can vary from 12 to 16 Japanese authentic dishes depending on the fresh and local ingredients that are available in seasons. Menu is changing daily and we will try our best to accommodate your preference. The menu consists of recipes rich in nutrients and balance. -We will prepare your table based on dinner reservations only. We accept few groups per night up to 26 guests (for booking over ten guests will be considered as private function and no other table will be accepted unless discussed and agreed). Using safe and healthy ingredients. No additives in our food. All ingredients are fresh. Chicken, eggs and pork are free range. Vegetables are also fresh and local grown organic produce. Please bring your favourite music and costume. We would like you to relax and enjoy the same music as though you were at home. Any occasion, Birthday, Work functions, Hen's night, etc or just a relaxing night out. -------CATERING-------- - Catering for Home and company any function anywhere - We can make Party Platter, Sushi Platter and Bento box for your request. -------COOKING CLASS-------- - Private Cooking Class -------Customise Japanese Ingredients-------- - We sell an authentic Japanese sauce and Gyoza (Japanese Dumpling) that originally made by our head chef.
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