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“Great service, excellent food”
Review of Banzai

Banzai
Ranked #216 of 2,450 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The prices are very reasonable.

The portions are fairly generous.

The food is very flavoursome. It was my first time here but it is I would now rate it as a place I would go to frequently.

One of the things that sets this place above others is the service, so good. Very friendly and attentive.

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I always say you can tell the quality of an establishment by how they react when something unfortunate goes wrong. Having dined at Banzai a couple of times before, we ventured in for a early Saturday night dinner.

Alas, the delivery of our drinks order resulted in a slight tipping of the track and a small amount of spilt beer over the younger member of our party. The spillage was quickly cleaned up, with profuse apologies, and a personal visit from the owner.

It was how you would expect from a quality Japanese restaurant: apologetic, polite, sincere. And the food was exceptional. How could you not love this place?. I'd just like to know what the Japanese translation for "Sh*% happens" is.

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Thank PaulH1961
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Walking in, all the workers greet you warmly. Bookings available. Calamari is good. Main dishes are yummy, large portions. Plum wine is great.

1  Thank hbdrjndetjkjs
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I came here first time a couple of years ago, after recommendation from a local Japanese, and went back here for lunch a week ago. It's proper Japanese (which you'll notice when they greet you on entering and exiting). Basic fare like their Miso soup is superb. Miso and some tuna & salmon tataki was my quick & healthy, good value lunch.

1  Thank seadragon99
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Banzai was recommended to us by the attendant at the Capital Cinema, when I enquired where one could eat not too far from the Cinema. It was literally 5 minutes walk away. There is a plethora of Asian eateries along Dominion Road, some great, some not so. There’s even an 80’s song about Dominion Road by Kiwi Group the Mutton Birds.

We walked in with no booking and were immediately seated. Instead of having a meal we went for appetisers, as we were on a limited time frame and we liked what was on the menu. We chose Yum Yum Prawns, small pieces of battered fish, chicken croquettes and Yum Yum Squid & pickles. This was washed down with Asahi Beer. The food was very tasty & lip smacking good.

The place is small with 2 serving staff & one Chef, there is also seating outside the front, for warmer days/evenings.

It’s not on the same par as Ken Yakatori or Tanukis Cave, but it did the trick.

1  Thank 514shannon
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