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583 Dominion Road | Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
+64 9-630 4489
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef tataki” (4 reviews)
“fish soup” (6 reviews)
“sushi” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
583 Dominion Road | Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I came here first time a couple of years ago, after recommendation from a local Japanese, and went back here for lunch a week ago. It's proper Japanese (which you'll notice when they greet you on entering and exiting). Basic fare like their Miso soup...More

Thank seadragon99
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Banzai was recommended to us by the attendant at the Capital Cinema, when I enquired where one could eat not too far from the Cinema. It was literally 5 minutes walk away. There is a plethora of Asian eateries along Dominion Road, some great, some...More

Thank 514shannon
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We dined here on Saturday night (4 adults) with no reservation. I think we were lucky to get a table as after we arrived quite a few groups were turned away. The menu was extensive and varied, we ordered a mix of starters and mains....More

Thank SandK91
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We often eat here. The food is delicious!! The service is friendly. Lots of choices on the menu. Great for families. It's very popular (and small) so you need to book. They also do takeaway.

Thank TheRobertsons43
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Only option if you want Japanese in this part of town.Can be quite loud and booking recommended at peak times.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Interesting name, but Zero to complain about. The food was very fresh, immaculately presented and simply darn good... in all respects. Highly recommended; we will be back for sure.

Thank Trevor-TJ
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A great little Japanese restaurant hidden amongst the Chinese eating establishments in the Balmoral scene. We tried to get a table on the Wednesday night at 6pm but the place was packed. Went back the next night and enjoyed some great sushi and teriyaki. Wonderful...More

Thank PaulH1961
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is the place I judge all other Japanese restaurants by, and few if any measure up. I come to this place more than any other, because I'm a huge sushi fan, the food here is the best and it's very reasonable priced, especially as...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Went for the first time for Japanese dinner after lots of recommendations from family and friends. A very small place but the service that we got from the staff there was A+++. Very polite and quick to attend when required. What can I say about...More

Thank Rajesh L
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with a partner who has recently been sick so could not order sushi or sashimi (raw fish). So we ordered differently to usual. Gyoza and salt and pepper squid. Plus a spicy garlic udon with beef. She had a lemon green tea and I...More

Thank G F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 583 Dominion Road | Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-630 4489
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