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Ken Yakitori Bar K'rd

89 Karangahape Rd. | Central Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-303 3366
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“skewers” (12 reviews)
“yakitori” (21 reviews)
“beef tongue” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
89 Karangahape Rd. | Central Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dark atmosphere was perfect the food was amazing as usual for Ken's but the wait time was terrible that day. My partner doesn't want to go back because it took so long for everything from the order finally being taken to things arriving one...More

Thank Carolynne G
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I've been going to Ken's since 2012 when i used to live in Auckland and this place never let me down. I live away from Auckland now but every time i am in Auckland its a must do thing fro me. Food, staff, atmosphere everything...More

1  Thank Udey S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Did a solo visit and found the feel of the place very authentic with good food and cold beer! Would recommend this as a place to drop into for yakitori on your own or as a group.

1  Thank Brenton A
Reviewed 13 March 2017

On the night arriving at Auckland for the first time, it was late and heavy raining so I hoped to get some gobbling up. When I saw the sign of Ken Yakitori I thought I was lucky because from my homework it is a reputable...More

Thank mediocrite
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We discovered this restaurant after having arrived late in the evening into Auckland. We loved all the various dishes we tried, the okonomayaki, yakitori, sashimi, amongst others. It was excellent value with pleasant service.

2  Thank suem030
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in. 4 skewers. All good. Great value. Nice people. Always come here if I can. Very traditional!

1  Thank Simon A
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a melody of skewers at Ken Yakitori. The Grilled Mussels and Salmon Capriccio was really nice but the soft shell crabs lacked enough sauce to make it stand out. The other skewers of chic liver, chic kidney, chicken cartilage, beef tongue and scallops were...More

2  Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I don't really enjoy eating alone when on business trips, but in here I just felt like I was a part of everything that was going on inside. The food, which was being cooked directly in front of me, at the counter, was delicious! washed...More

2  Thank Greg S
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Been here a number of times now and always enjoyed the experience. Fast efficient and friendly service with good food. It's far from fine dining but a great little spot for a quick bite to eat and a sake or 3!

1  Thank bobbyritchie
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We shared some good food, but was spoilt by below average service. The maitre'd was not impressed when we hadn't finished our meals when the next group for the table arrived.

Thank Liz T
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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: 89 Karangahape Rd. | Central Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-303 3366
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