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Kazu - Yakitori Bar

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43 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4868
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome restaurant, the atmosphere is really authentic. The staff are really nice and always very helpful. I go here a lot, but noticed lately the portions seem a lot smaller and not finished with the same finesse. The takoyaki is still really good though

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Thank F1470SBbrittanyb
San Francisco, California, USA
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712 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We miss the ole' Kazu that closed due to the November earthquake. Unfortunately, we tried the wrong thing at this other Kazu location -- an Osaka specialty -- Okonomiyaki. In Japan, it is usually cooked to order & made fresh at your table. Our order came as a pancake that looked like it was pre-made and reheated. It tasted all... More 

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Thank HaljoHal
Melbourne, Australia
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828 reviews
528 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I was on my way to the airport and stopped for a quick bite. I had a serve of steamed gyoza and some salmon sashimi. Both were delicious, fresh and tasty and went down very quickly.

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Thank platypus150
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We ordered drinks before we saw a sign stating no split payments. We explained to the waitress that we were all on work expenses and required to pay our own order. This was declined and we had to leave the premises. Disgraceful communication, this is not able to be legally enforced and is a nonsense. Interestingly the next place had... More 

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Thank Marlene C
Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly service. Good food and good price. Gyoza were a bit tasteless but the bento was delicious and fresh. Good place to go on a budget. Sushi is good too. Did have a resident pigeon who was eventually shooed out. Good value meal.

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Thank ktpie18
dubrovnik
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Having moved from overseas, I was on the look out for a local Japanese place to regularly come. Up a flight of stairs. Having spent time in Japan, it has a simple but authentic feel to it. The food is very tasty cooked right in front of you, albeit a bit overpriced for the size (although Wellington is expensive almost... More 

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Thank mariocondello
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Have really enjoyed coming here in the past so gathered a large group to attend and we were not able to pay as we ordered or split the payments which in the past has never been a problen. It was a huge hassle and we were overcharged $10 which someone had to pay, really unimpressed. Won't be returning, just was... More 

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Thank Erika K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Just had dinner there. Everything we had was really yum - the ramen was the best I've had so far in New Zealand. Everything was very reasonably priced too. My favourite thing was the service though - the waitresses were lovely and I loved the little drum thing they do when you order a shot of sake ^^

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Thank mollayo
Wellington, New Zealand
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been here a few times, always when it's busy sometimes very late at night. We've never been disappointed. The service is casual, efficient, and friendly. There is yakitori, sushi, tempura, udon, ramen, soba and rice on the menu. But the highlight is the yakitori done on their barside grill. All pretty standard offerings, but with lots of flavour and... More 

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Thank yippopotamus
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Had dinner here last Sunday night. No meat dishes available (ran out apparently) other than skewers. Food was ordinary, grossly over priced and extremely small servings. Rip off.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 4868

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