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Kohan Restaurant

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SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6688
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Gosford, Australia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at Kohan! Food was fresh and tasty , quite inexpensive , and had wonderful views of Lake Tekapo.

Thank Pam H
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful find in Lake Tekapo, huge venue with the most stunning view. The food is of a very high quality , well priced and quick efficient friendly service. Might pay to book ahead especially if you prefer a window seat. The bento box is my favourite , everything was lovely, they were very happy to make a minor personal preference... More 

Thank Yvonne A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok meal for lunch but pretty average, wouldn't recommend for a nice dinner out. Small variety menu..

Thank Daniel E
New Zealand
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked as we heard it got busy and - arrived to a long queue. It not for us! All the food was great but my fave was the tofu tempura. Friendly and generous service - can't think of anything to say that is negative so won't! After a long day - a great place to come. And very reasonable price... More 

Thank kmaway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get the salmon don! Sooooo yummy. And the creme brûlée was amazing! Loved their green tea ice cream. We went back twice!

Thank Liz M
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were given a table at the last minute but asked to be done by 7pm. Large tour groups were coming in then. Lovely food and reasonably priced. Besides the man at the door, I thought that other staff could be friendlier. I was surprised that we were not offered rice. Did they not want us to linger too long?

Thank Jacqui T
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here one evening during our three night stay in Lake Tekapo, extremely bust restaurant, seems on the route for coach parties. although very crowded we did not have to wait long for the food to be served

Thank lewisNassington
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is pretty reasonable. Not the best Japanese I have ever eaten, but far from the worst. The problem is the payment system. At the start of the meal you are given a card with a number on it. At the end of the meal you take the card to the till and then the lack of a... More 

1 Thank grantmac
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We went here on our first night and were surprised by how popular it was. The food was great however. We had the teriyaki salmon and the beef filler. We also had the avocado salmon sushi and the teriyaki chicken sushi. Then we shared the chocolate dessert which was presented beautifully with a large mound of candy floss. Great night!

Thank 895ashleighw
Sydney, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This more like a canteen than a restaurant. We have ordered sashimi, tarayaki chicken, salmon roll, etc, nothing is impressed, very average.

Thank Sharonyang0522

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SH 8, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?