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AQUA Japanese Restaurant and Takeaways

112 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand
+64 3-302 9010
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dumplings” (6 reviews)
“tuna sashimi” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Great small dishes to share - amazing flavours - would definately come back for more. Good range of Japanese beers and Saki too.

Thank pihatony
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Very small servings for takeaways with a high cost. Taste was okay - not good, but not bad, just okay.

Thank Liza L
Reviewed 19 November 2017

A very small restaurant just near the Irish pub, and yes, you could almost believe you're in a japanese ski village restaurant. Staff very nice, food inexpensive and tasty, washed down with a Japanese cocktail and a Kirin.

Thank Brett F
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

A weekly treat. I love this place the food is inexpensive and just down right yummy. The service is top notch and the staff are always friendly and nothing is ever a problem. A very authentic Japanese tapas restaurant. If you are coming by Methven...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is such a great little restaurant. Very cozy and you feel like you could be in a ski town in Japan. The food is always good and they do their best to take NZ basics available and turn out authentic Japanese cuisine. One of...More

Thank Denabroad
Reviewed 25 August 2017

What a great little place this was! We made a reservation to here and was very surprised with quality and price! Well worth a book and meal.

Thank typwilliams78
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A nice casual place to eat in Methven. The restaurant is BYO but also has a limited selection of alcohol including the hard to find Asahi Black. We had tuna sashimi, beef tataki, Japanese fried chicken, chicken fried rice , all very good. Went back...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and delicious food. We had teriyaki chicken sushi rolls, salmon sushi rolls, teriyaki chicken Don and the dumplings. All tasted very fresh and yummy!

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We go nearly once a week when open in winter, and love it!! Food is great and for two people its is the cheapest place in town other than fish and chips. Get the dumplings, you wouldnt even know they are meat free yum.

Thank GypsyGirlMethven
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A flying visit looking for something nice to break a journey. The carpaccio was fantastic and the beef special with rice was brilliant. Worth a detour but popular in the ski season so book ahead if you can as space is limited. Great find -...More

Thank graphic55
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Questions & Answers
Mikoy B
16 October 2016|
Response from DCBAuckland | Reviewed this property |
I'm not the restaurant. I'm the reviewer!!!
Akateni H
4 April 2016|
Response from aqua04 | Property representative |
Yes,we are.!! We will be open 5 nights a week then. Thanks
4 May 2015|
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Response from aqua04 | Property representative |
Yes,we are closed until winter season as I,the chef got injured and will take 8 weeks to heal. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: +64 3-302 9010
  • E-mail
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