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5 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9030
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Today
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Southland
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236 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Delicious Japanese food which is beautifully presented - easy to get carried away by all the choices! Try sushi and sashimi plate to get a taste of both, spicy prawns with mayonnaise and pork dumplings also very tasty. Would definitely go back. Perhaps a little on the expensive side but this will depend on how you order. Try a selection... More 

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1 Thank NZTraveller20
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Expensive, and the food was not very good. Avoid this restaurant and go to Minami instead. We had a much better meal, with a much better atmosphere, for half the price at Minami.

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Thank TheManntis
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

I love Japanese food, but this one was a let-down, comparing the quality of food with the price, definitely not worth it. Been to so many japanese reataurant I can say only 2 were of my worst, this and another one in Melbourne. Would not recommend this restaurant, there are many other better options in Queenstown than this one.

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Thank Brendon Y
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191 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

'Hikari' means 'Light' in Japanese and that's not how we felt when we left. This is a well rounded authentic restaurant offering well portioned, flavorsome, traditional Japanese cuisine. On arrival the restaurant was half full, the decor is old world japanese with an open working kitchen manned by three chefs accompanied by three floor staff. The menu is abundant with... More 

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1 Thank MrLuxeTraveller
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We went there in March. My wife ordered Hikari benti box with Teriyaki beef while I ordered Yose Nabe hotpot with oesters, squid etc. While my wife loved her dish, mine was probably a mistake. It was just boiled water with seafood inside to cook. Lesson learned: ask what the dish is about before ordering it.

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1 Thank rkibria
Hobart, Tasmania
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340 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Fancied a lunch with a bit of spice. Spicy ramen were excellent. Others ate Bento box lunch and enjoyed all the elements

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1 Thank richmet
Houston, Texas
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

It was snowing and we craved some noodle soup. This restaurant had good soup. The tempura with the soup was very light and we enjoyed it,

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1 Thank Thomas W
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Nice food but tried to overcharge me on beer. When pointed out that price charged as against price displayed in menu it was apparently the cash registers fault. Hmm,

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2 Thank mjuice7
Bellbrae, Australia
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

We had been dining out for a week and wanted something less saucy but satisfying. We were welcomed (you don't always get that) in and chose a $50 for two seafood platter. It was perfect. Tempura oysters, sashimi and a wide range of other choices. Generous wine glass serves, good atmosphere. We left feeling pleased that we had selected this... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Best tempura we ever had. The chicken teriyaki was nicely done, everything was so nice and we had our best dinner during our stay there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 9030
Description
New Zealand's finest Japanese spots for sushi, sashimi and other delicacies. You can find us in NZ cities of Queenstown, Dunedin & Christchurch.

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