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“A regular visitor”
Review of Karin Japanese Restaurant - CLOSED

Karin Japanese Restaurant
Price range: US$6 - US$22
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Fusion
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Love Karin and am a regular visitor. Authentic Japanese, with great service in a friendly and unpretentious setting. Great meeting place for friends. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

I have been to this small family run restaurant several times (most recently in April 2013) and each time the food is great. The small Japanese rock garden at the top of the stairs lets you know this place is the real deal. Usually I pick what I want but the set menus are also good value and have a good variety, eg the eel set includes sashimi, and tempura as well as the grilled eel and salad, rice, miso, ice cream dessert for just under $35. Their shaved ice dessert is fantastic and as far as I know they are the only ones in Auckland to do this. Mimbu san is a lovely easy-going guy who will do his best for off-menu requests. I hear their lunch sets are great value too.

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Thank onyabike
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Sadly not the best Japanese I have had. Food was pretty average and didn't seem as fresh as Japanese normally is, and overly deep fried. Service was good and on time. Dark and strange interior, probably wouldn't visit again.

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Thank misslovgreen
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

There was 5 of us in the group. It was a Sunday afternoon. The service was not good and our meals all arrived at different times, with one meal failing to materialise. Would we revisit, probably not. The meal itelf was pleasant enough, but a shame we could not enjoy the meal as a group.

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Thank bosso1963
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

just fine for a quick bite in the city.nothing special but ok

Thank salimdale
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