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Ken Yakitori Bar Howick

15 Gooch Place, Auckland Central, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
+64 9-534 7388
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
1 week ago
“Don't judge a book by its cover....”
29 Jan 2017
“Horrible oysters”
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$$ - $$$
15 Gooch Place, Auckland Central, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to take our son, his wife and our two granddaughters [7 and 9] for another Asian food experience, and the girls had not tried Yakitori before. Ken Yakitori Bar Howick is close to us, and from the outside, it is rather nondescript. But...More

Thank Wendy and Albie N
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Th rest of the food is the same you get everywhere... which i normally love but the oysters were so disgusting and ruined my meal, the waiter apologized about them before i had even told him. Never again!!!.

Thank dineal0t
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable family dinner. A good place to go with a group as large they have large tables or sit at the bar and watch the action in the kitchen if just the two of you. Good selection of food which we enjoyed a range of...More

Thank PeterTAuckland
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

First time in the howick shop, food is not as good as other branches for sure. We went quite early and there were only 2 tables and 1 waitress. Food came really slow one by one, we might as well not sit and eat together....More

Thank Mel L
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

A great little yakitori bar tucked away in the suburbs. The menu is huge and it's always very busy. If you don't want to miss out on free cabbage (!) and good food, go early or call to reserve one of the 4-5 tables.

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We go to Ken's all the time as we just love it. The food is great and comes out in the order it's ready. There is lots of variety and all of it is very tasty. It gets busy as it's only a little place...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We are regulars, usually going with friends and booking one of the few tables. The food is cheap and cheerful, arrives in any old order, and the service is often slow (because they are so busy), but it is quaint and worth the wait. recommended.

Thank donmalcolm
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Long overdue - we regularly eat at Ken Yakitori Bar Howick - the staff are so friendly and accommodating - lovely. So many dishes have become favourites, it becomes difficult to order. This is the type of place that you bring friends to and enjoy...More

Thank yeti99_10
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Looking for places to eat around 8.30pm and most places were closed. One of the few places that were still open. The food was ok. Would generally get a don or noodle dish with some yakitori on the side. The sizes of the dishes were...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 9 July 2015

i liked the staff a lot. They are so helpful. The prices are very reasonable for a restaurant. I f you want to go cheap you can have a large lunch for $10 or $20 if you want to spend more

Thank henryhtl
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Gooch Place, Auckland Central, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-534 7388
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