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Kura Japanese Sake Bar

315B Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 5656
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (16 reviews)
“beef tongue” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
315B Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect and guess we just found a real gem. The servers were friendly and accommodating without being over baring. The sushi was as fresh I you can get, the sashimi plate was fantastic. Will for sure go back.

Thank Moshe L
Reviewed 31 January 2018

There weren't any bad dishes - they were all quite good. But they were also quite expensive. So I didn't feel the value element here. There are definitely better expensive places to eat. However, they did have a unique location - the walls were stone...More

Thank H H
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I love Japanese food ie. real Japanese food from a restaurant run by and served by Japanese and Kura IS that! The ambience is rustic Japanese - dark woods and paintings, big chunky tables. It specializes in sake so we had to try some. I...More

Thank B B
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I ate here on a Monday night and the food and staff were amazing! They do not take bookings so just go on in. My partner and I shared our meals the food came out perfectly timed. Just as we'd finished one...More

Thank Jacqu3line
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The meals here were terrific. The place was a little hard to find if you don't live in Auckland but we still managed to make it in time for our reservation. The place was very full and you could see why. The food was very...More

Thank Peterjules
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Go to place for Japanese in Auckland, very central, popular, great food selection and atmosphere. Great staff. Is a little dark, can be hard to read the menus, remember to take your glasses if you need them.

Thank Kiwicyclo
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Very conveniently located near Aotea Centre and Civic theatre. Down a set of stairs off Queens St. You know it will be good when Japanese are eating there.Very good service and great food.

Thank GrantHay
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Described as Japanese tradition, modern fusion, we dined at Kura with my family after attending a function at the Aotea Centre. The restaurant was beautiful with large stone walls next to our table and ample room for seating. I was dreading having to sit on...More

Thank KiwisNorthland
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of work colleagues prior to a show and it was great! Had set menu for $40 each for 6 of us and was yummy! Food kept coming and each course was yum...Couldn't fault the service and great laughs had by all....More

Thank MelJoshNZ
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Came across this unassuming restaurant by chance, and very pleasantly surprised by the level of service, quality and value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315B Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 5656
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Kura is modern fusion Japanese. We do all the favourites like sushi, tempura and teriyaki but sometimes with a little twist.
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