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Kappa Japanese Restaurant

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36 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1423
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit to this little gem of a restaurant and once again it was a delight. The food and service were superb and it was just as reasonable as always. It's nice to go to a favourite and find it maintains it's standards over a number of years. Don't ever change!

Thank QArtCentre
Montreal, Canada
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268 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by for a lunch bento and although the food tasted good, we thought it was extremely expensive for the amount of food we were served. The bento came with very small portions of meat or fish. It is perfect for people with a small appetite (or on a diet).

Thank Sheila514
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Treated to lots of flavours. Soba noodles had fresh unique flavours and the Broth dish was so delicious. The fried chicken was wow! highly recommend.

Thank Kim C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Cosy upstairs japanese restaurant with a great menu. Excellent selection of Japanese wines and saki. Very reasonably priced and superb quality.

Thank Kelwyn O
Malvern, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Amazing food, love the inside feel of a traditional Japanese restaurant. Great service, my girlfriend and I was treated like family. Will definitely go back!

Thank Toddy27
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had not booked but were shown to a table right away by a charming waitress. We ordered four plates to share from the specials menu - all were outstanding. This restaurant has a friendly, authentic vibe. We go there every time we are in Queenstown

Thank rosebud98
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Best Japanese food in NZ!!! I was in Japan and can say Is the real taste !! Amazing ! If you walk on street of queenstown you can't see it! But pay attention to find it! Is worthy! Is upstairs!

Thank Macarena U
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

For Japanese-food lovers like my mother and myself, this was the perfect spot for us to unwind at the end of the day and just enjoy simply amazing, authentic Japanese food. Super fresh sashimi and well-presented sushi rolls. Really friendly and well-mannered staff with good customer service. They were able to provide us with spot-on recommendations about which Sake to... More 

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The staff at Kappa are excellent; friendly and efficient. The food is authentic Japanese beautifully cooked and presented. The atmosphere is quite homely which is typical small town Japanese. It is also very good value. Great place if you are into Japanese cuisine.

Thank Bigall1
Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I absolutely love the food, service and atmosphere at Kappa. It is always fresh, delicious and well presented with excellent seasonal specials. The restaurant is small and unpretentious and feels like a true Japanese restaurant. The food is designed to be eaten Izakaya style, kind of like tapas so smaller plates meant for sharing rather than large main meals. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1423

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