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Kohan Restaurant

8 Sh, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6688
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (88 reviews)
“bento box” (51 reviews)
“salmon” (114 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Sh, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 743 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you book here or you will miss out. The restaurant is open from 5-8pm Only, And they have lots of people come through within that time. The food is amazing as is the view. The place is at the back of the Main...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong, this is an excellent place for dinner. Service is great, portions are good. Perhaps we had expected much more for the number one ranked restaurant at Lake Tekapo. Had the tempura bento - it was nice. Crowded place. So either go...More

Thank KHJH
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Variable menu and food was fresh and tasty. I had a tempura bento box Some of the dishes were tepid - maybe they were meant to be?? The venue was like a big cafeteria. It was busy so there was some atmosphere - but definitely...More

Thank SimonCurran
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large, busy restaurant with superb food and great service. All meals were outstanding with well prepared. fresh tasting ingredients. The tempura prawns were particularly good but every dish was a treat. Booking recommended

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous restaurant! The staff are so welcoming, friendly and efficient. We had tempura bluecod, sushi roll, bbq venison and lamb rack and it was all fresh and cooked extremely well. This was enough for two people. We booked a week out because we...More

Thank Ninandphilly
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Kohan is amazing - the best ever!! The view is the best in New Zealand to match the food. Only disappointment is the décor - it is very much like a 'dining hall' but the food more than makes up for the...More

Thank Sian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to us by our hotel owner, Kohan was an awesome surprise. Service was swift and friendly. We were there for a while, reordering dishes we loved like the sashimi platter and beef tataki. Dessert was also great. Even our five year old son was...More

Thank zoeb1214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to have dinner here, doors opened , walked in. Only to be shunned away as it was a closed group booking for asians , well if that’s the case , maybe you should put a sign on door very annoyed

Thank charmaine b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner, didn’t book ahead but we were able to get a table after a short wait. Definitely book ahead, this place is so busy. Great food, sashimi was amazing, staff very friendly and service was friendly and efficient. Excellent value for the quality...More

Thank mtbgrlmelb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty quick service and decent Japanese food. Salmon was fresh but the ikura was a bit on the salty side than usual ikura. Not a huge issue. Great place to eat as there are plenty of tables for such a busy establishment. Glad we chose...More

Thank MorakotJenner
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sarah w
2 March 2017|
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Response from vincentlau | Reviewed this property |
yes they do but mainly for people who didnt make a reservation and couldnt wait for 1hr for a table, they were forced to do takeaway. if u know u r gonna be there, no harm in making a reservation and securing a table at... More
Hay Y
13 September 2016|
Response from WattleFun | Reviewed this property |
Hi please contact the restaurant direct
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Sh, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6688
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