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158 Jervois Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-360 0555
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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611 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Janken is owned and operated by Japanese couple and it shows in a very positive way. The restaurant value environment and healthy options. On top of that their food is absolutely delicious. Service is very personal, kind and professional. A few tables outside with heaters.

Thank beachstone2c
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Out of the hustle and busyness of the main street of Ponsonby, Janken is a modern super healthy Japanese restaurant that prides in its gluten free and vegan options. Came here with a group of friends and they were happy to accommodate. Looking at the menu, one would assume generous portions however this is not the case - the taste... More 

Thank ReviewsNZ
San Francisco, California
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222 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Forewarning you- they are small portions. We had just gotten into Auckland and when we saw the prices on the menu, assumed the portions would be more generous however we realized that with their very important ethics and practices in getting their food, the prices were reflective. We got their special of the night which was white fish and chips... More 

Thank Aydriana C
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I popped in for a late lunch, it did not disappoint. I love the quirky, but simple, yet authentic atmosphere. The staff were super friendly and very accommodating when we wanted a slight variation on a dish. The food was delicious and I was even brave enough to try some dishes I have previously been too chicken... More 

Thank Raymond S
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Tried this place for the first time after hearing great things about the eclectic menu. I am celiac and am always glad when the menu clearly marks which dishes are safe for me or not. Many of their dishes are gluten free so that was a pleasant surprise! The menu itself is not vast but has a real variety of... More 

Thank Kay B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Went there with friends and we had an absolutely fabulous time at Janken. The service was excellent, we even got a little surprise taster from the kitchen which was super yummy. From the starters to the mains and and desserts everyone loved the food as it was full of flavour and it's presentation was 5 star cuisine. I highly recommend... More 

Thank worldexplorerteam
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Have been many times and always enjoy the delicious food and friendly staff, today we called to see what time they closed for lunch and they happily left the kitchen open a bit longer for us so we could come in! Love all the dietary variety, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan so something for everyone! Highly recommend the lunchtime box... More 

Thank ditchjumper
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Lots of vegan vegetarian options but lots for the meat eaters too. I got the Tofu steam buns as a starter and the seared eggplant with shitake mushrooms as a main. Food came fast and serving sizes were good. Prices also really reasonable. Happy customer all round

Thank Shaleen S
Te Awanga, New Zealand
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Can't fault this place. Fast attentive friendly service, we sampled a range of entree dishes and each one was well presented, and everything tasted fresh and nutritious. I'd dine there again in a heartbeat.

Thank James K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times for lunch. The set meals are beautiful and delicious. The menu is small and perfectly formed. I haven't been for dinner yet but want to.

Thank Karenholiday

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Healthy, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Jervois Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 0555

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