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“no more of sakanaya”
Review of Sakanaya - CLOSED

Sakanaya
Price range: US$13 - US$31
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“no more of sakanaya”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Dilemma started about a month ago after i have bought vouchers-no one answer telephone when i try to make booking and then was told they are not opened for lunch. Beer did not arrive until waitress was reminded. Food is pricey, salmon was only 3 slices for $34 dinner box. Never to return

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank KimberleyL96
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing Dining”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Staff didn't given give us a menu or water after we were seated so we waited awkwardly before asking for it. Ended up waiting for over 2 hours for food to come and reason given was because they were too busy. Their restaurant was not even full that night!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank munchymunchnz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Sayonara Sakanaya”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

My dining companion and I have many fond memories of Japanese dining in NZ and overseas, so it was really disappointing to have a negative experience, eating at Sakanaya. The service was bumbling and awkward. The waitress had some difficult understanding what we wanted to order. There was a problem with our order, and we eventually established that one of the items we had ordered was no longer on the menu (somehow my companion had been given an 'old' menu). We had to ask for water, and we were never offered a top-up. One of our ordered items was missed completely. Two photos from our dinner are attached to this review, and I believe a picture tells a thousand words. Our first dishes - gyoza and sushi - were not well presented. The sushi was poorly constructed and tasteless.. The gyoza was burnt (I am not exaggerating - just see the photo). The negative visual and olfactory impact of these dishes were really disappointing. Nothing was inedible, but nor was anything memorable or enjoyable. I will not be going back, there are many other good Japanese options in the neighbourhood.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Perpetual_Student_NZ
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Auckland
Level Contributor
34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Food is delicious!!!”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

They have different varieties of japanese cuisine in their menu. Nothing special but nice food, nice atmosphere. Only downside is parking.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank washing1966
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great service!”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Service staff is great. Friendly, and helpful. Good food. Unfortunatly, parking is a little bit of a problem. Great atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Piggy_9
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