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Saikou Teppanyaki & Whisky Bar

4A Sefton St East, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
686 6830
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good52%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (11 reviews)
“tapas” (3 reviews)
“tempura” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
4A Sefton St East, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well presented food, service was very efficient. Salmon sushi really good, as were the tempura fries. Chicken and prawn dishes also very edible. All dishes were generous quantities. Definitely worth a return visit.

Thank scientist98
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Have enjoyed several lunches at $15- from the specials board. Good choices and a la carte too. Freshly cooked on the Teppan grill whilst you watch.

Thank Jot810
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I love the food here it's so fresh and tasty and cooked right in front of you. The selection is great and the lunch price is reasonable. Good for a once a week treat. Staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Thank M T
Reviewed 16 January 2018

My family love coming here for lunch, great tastes and good value for money. Very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere

Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve dined here a few times during the day with friends and absolutely love the food. Went for dinner with my boyfriend on New Year’s Day this time. It was understaffed but the lovely blonde waitress was very accommodating and friendly despite being obviously stressed...More

1  Thank nancyinaboat
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I recommend this to any groups who want to eat delicious food in a stylish restaurant. Pros: great food, decent price, great service Cons: none really, it's not that cheap and the restaurant isn't big? The food is tapas style (to share). It is not...More

Thank AmateurPotato
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Lively atmosphere with great Japanese food to share. Staff very friendly and service is good. Prices are good too. There were 3 of us and we shared the Dinner for Two mix which was heaps! the Chicken was my favourite.

1  Thank lynda m
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I often have to dine solo as I travel for work quite a bit. Finding somewhere that’s good for that situation can be tough but Saikou made it easy. The lovely young waitress was friendly and welcoming and I found a great seat right by...More

Thank Bonstar78
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I have been craving Japanese food, and this place exceeded my expectations. It was absolutely delicious, and I recommend anything on the menu!

Thank Tamzin E
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a recent meal at saikou with friends, we ordered a large assortment of the menu and shared. Enjoyable meal. Good wine & whisky lists

Thank James-Kacey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4A Sefton St East, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: 686 6830
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