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Sake Bar Nipon

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413 & 415 Manukau Road, Epsom 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-630 2511
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06:00 - 23:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to the Pop Up Globe and diverted to introduce family members to Sake Bar Nippon. From the drum roll as you enter to the moment you leave, this is the place to visit. Very good idea to reserve a table, parking can be a hassle as it is suburbia and popular. But the walk is well worth... More 

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Thank 19edh
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This Japanese restaurant is the best. Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful fun staff, great music and upstairs is the place for a group and then a fun night of karaoke. Been here for birthdays, quiet nights together, anniversaries, with friends and just a quick meal sometimes before the movies next door at the Lido. You have to book as near impossible to... More 

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Thank 4252loulou
Auckland, New Zealand
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Just love this place. One of our regular Friday evening restaurants. If you are a fan of sushi and sashimi you will not fault the food and service here. It's great.

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Thank David-A-Frazer
Maroubra, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The staff was really friendly to me and mu huge double stroller. They made sure i was comfortably installed and quickly took my order. The food was good and the price is very reasonable. It was a very good family dinner!

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Thank laloute2006
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The service was fast and was very friendly. We also had come karaoke going on. The dessert as always was my favourite.

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Thank L412D0WZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Love coming to this place! The staff are friendly and the food delicious! Pays to book as the are almost always booked out

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Thank Jacqueline M
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

As always good service and food. Very helpful finding us a table as we had not booked for an early Sunday evening meal and they had an almost full house.

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Thank Carolyn C
Wanaka, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Diner just terrible and really 2.5% credit card Charge. Left as food forgotten as well. Guess what they also wanted a tip

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Thank francferg
Napier, New Zealand
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Went to Sake Bar Nippon Restaurant last night with family, from the moment we walked in we were looked after and entertained by the staff who were obviously enjoying their work. The menu was very diverse with lots of small plates of modern Asian food, I would highly recommend

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Pukekohe , Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My partner and I have made it a mission to visit as many Japanese restaurants in Auckland, and this one is by far my favorite! I would definitely recommend booking in advance - request to sit on the kitchen side or upstairs. You are welcomed by beating of drums when you walk in and this restaurant is so authentic. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 & 415 Manukau Road, Epsom 1023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Epsom
  • Phone Number: +64 9-630 2511

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