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Arashi Kushiyaki

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41 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-801 9818
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been here a handful of times with family and it never disappoints! The food is always fresh and spot on. My favourites are the vegetable udon, the dumplings and the takoyaki. However, everyone at the table ordered different things and we’re all in agreement that it was delicious! The staff are friendly and efficient. They have a good drink... More 

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Thank lalaelise
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I went to Arashi Kushiyaki for a group dinner- there were about 14 of us and we were seated at the back. The service was quite good but the food came out quite haphazardly- so we weren't all eating together. It gets very loud so I probably wouldn't recommend this place if you are hoping for a good catch up... More 

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Thank Steph_5891
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

It was okay, perhaps visit during the week when there are less students visiting, if you like the hustle and bustle of loud dining and students singing "happy birthday" Perhaps is the place for you. Food was reasonably priced and overall non offensive. bring good company for your visit.

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Thank NigelThornberries
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

I had a casual birthday dinner here. It was great for a small group of friends with varying budgets and tastes

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Thank mcr3332016
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

A friend and I stopped in for a sneaky BYO meal on a Friday night. The service was sharp and we were seated immediately even though it was quite busy. I ordered gyoza with a sashimi set menu and was pleased with both the presentation and quality of the food. Will definitely go back again.

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Thank Douglasparker10
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food with lots of variety. Very polite service. Very well priced. I wish we had a place like this in Perth.

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Thank kerynjtucker
Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Arashi is my favorite Japanese Resturant in Wellington. It is excellent value for money with a $19 set menu. I typically order the salmon - either the Ginger Salmon or the Teriaki Salmon set. It is always fresh and cooked appropriately. The set comes is miso soup, rice and a small salad. The staff are friendly and helpful. It is... More 

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Thank KarenP51
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We stumbled across this place and got lured in by the lunch specials. Staff were very friendly and we were seated straight away. Menu had a lot options and we ordered a variety of dishes which arrived pretty promptly. Everything was delicious, hot and fresh. Would definitely dine again, especially as it was such good value.

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Thank MikhalaM
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Delicious food, fresh with tasty flavours. Good for a casual meal, unfortunately when I was there with a friend it was far busier that the staff had obviously anticipated so there was a bit of a wait. Nevertheless the 1 front of house staff and 1 chef did well to take care of the almost full restaurant on their own!

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Thank Selena S
Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We decided to try this place on a recommendation, but unfortunately this restaurant failed to meet even our basic expectations. There was an obviously lack of customer service and tired air to the place right off the bat. A younger server kept speed walking by the tables shaking the floor and sounding like a heard of elephants throughout the entire... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 9818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?