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“Nearly 5 Stars” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Japanese Kitchen WA

Japanese Kitchen WA
Ranked #1 of 87 Restaurants in Whanganui
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nearly 5 Stars”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

The staff at the restaurant are incredibly pleasant and welcoming, and the atmosphere is incredibly warm and comfortable. It is a little hard to find, as it is down an alley, but it is well worth the trip. The food is very good, but I did have a literal bone to pick with the chef- I ordered the teriyaki salmon bento and one of the four pieces of salmon had a few small bones in it. However, the rest of the meal was completely delicious and perfect. The other small problem I have is the number of non-alcoholic drinks; whilst there is a substantial sake, beer and wine list, there were only about 6 drinks to pick from for those who do not drink alcohol. I think that a few Japanese drinks (Ramune, calpis etc.) would enhance the experience greatly. Overall, this was a lovely meal and I would be very happy to return.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Whanganui, New Zealand
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Scrumptious food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

First off, you are greeted by the friendliest, politest people possible..then you get the most delicious food, freshly prepared and VERY tasty.
The prices are good and the bento box is a definite must!
Quiet little restaurant tucked away in a small courtyard...worth seeking out.

Visited June 2014
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Good, very fresh food and lovely people. Open for dinner as well as lunch, tucked up the back of a lovely arcade with beautiful outdoor, covered seating. My partner eats here every week; his little boy loves it and the owners always make a fuss of him.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“the best Japanese cuisine in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

It is so comforting to come here and feel the warmth of atmosphere and its private wide area of ourdoor seatings that makes you feel like you're in somewhere of Europe. It wouldn't be perfect with the welcome & attentive services from the staffs there. The foods was one of the best in town with top quality & freshness. Love to come back again!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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