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10 Durham Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 5131
11:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:30 - 16:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally worth coming. 12 per plate, perfect Japanese food, crunchy salmon skin! Perfect for one, although the local is pretty small and seems like a place to eat fast, nevertheless there is a nice sitting area outside.

Thank Arianavpastor
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Loved the freshness of the food and the fact that after the meal you don't feel as though you have overdone it. Great selection, really great if you are a vegetarian (or not). We went three nights in a row we loved it so much.

Thank Gypsy1952
Vancouver, Canada
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191 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The cafe is centrally located. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as allowing patrons to take their food to the bar beside. Their donburi-style selection of dishes give you plenty of options for a quick, warm meal on a budget.

Thank F S
San Francisco, California, USA
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728 reviews
487 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This little eatery is reminiscent of so many tiny spots in Osaka or Tokyo to grab a bowl of rice or noodles w/ veggies and a protein. Nicely prepared meal, inexpensively well done. Renkon is great value and a quick feed. Btw - Renkon is Japanese for lotus root.

Thank HaljoHal
Gordon, Australia
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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

What a great little place. Food was good and the staff were nice as well. Crowded which is a good sign. But the place next door which is a bar allows you to eat there as well so there is extra seating. Highly recommended for those on a budget.

Thank cannotenteraname
Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Small centrally located cafe with a casual, friendly vibe. Modest decor with a little bit of indoor / outdoor seating Quick service. Mostly donburi style bowl dishes with either pork, chicken or tofu, with rice or noodle option. They also do soup versions of most dishes. Cheap at around NZ $12.50 per dish. Choose & pay first at counter. If... More 

Thank pinkfrost999
Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

This place is a good example to prove size doesn't matter. It is as small as a living room and yet the food produced is lovely. Certainly great value for money.

Thank sophie9709
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is a tiny restaurant with a simple menu featuring mostly donburi style choices. The meals are tasty and at a price point that's as competitive as you'll see in the area. The establishment is tiny with not much seating inside. There is outdoor seating although this is exposed to the elements and so may not suit everyone in all... More 

Thank MrYellowDuck
Duisburg, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

It is very central just a few meters from Queensstreet. The staff was incredible friendly and helped me by deciding my meal cause it was the first time for me that I ate Japanese food. But it was really great! And a normal meal is only about 12$ which is really cheap here in Auckland.

Thank Levent_J96
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

My wife took me here after I picked her up from work, down a small side street, it doesn't look much from the outside however, the food is amazing. Lots of it and very tasty with complementary green tea or water. Freshly cooked and well presented , definitely worth another visit and another after that

Thank Aidan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Durham Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 5131

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