We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sakanaya - CLOSED

160 Symonds St., Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-309 1965
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent0%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible23%
22 Dec 2013
“no more of sakanaya”
10 Nov 2013
“Disappointing Dining”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
160 Symonds St., Auckland, New Zealand
All Details
Reviews (13)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 23 December 2013

Dilemma started about a month ago after i have bought vouchers-no one answer telephone when i try to make booking and then was told they are not opened for lunch. Beer did not arrive until waitress was reminded. Food is pricey, salmon was only 3...More

Thank KimberleyL96
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Staff didn't given give us a menu or water after we were seated so we waited awkwardly before asking for it. Ended up waiting for over 2 hours for food to come and reason given was because they were too busy. Their restaurant was not...More

Thank munchymunchnz
Reviewed 13 September 2013

My dining companion and I have many fond memories of Japanese dining in NZ and overseas, so it was really disappointing to have a negative experience, eating at Sakanaya. The service was bumbling and awkward. The waitress had some difficult understanding what we wanted to...More

Thank Perpetual_Student_NZ
Reviewed 23 June 2013

They have different varieties of japanese cuisine in their menu. Nothing special but nice food, nice atmosphere. Only downside is parking.

1  Thank washing1966
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Service staff is great. Friendly, and helpful. Good food. Unfortunatly, parking is a little bit of a problem. Great atmosphere.

1  Thank Piggy_9
Reviewed 5 January 2013

The food was OK but nothing special. It was a Saturday night but it wasn't that busy however the service was very slow and the food took hours to come out. We felt it was quite expensive for what we got.

1  Thank nzsuze
Reviewed 29 April 2012

A nice little Japanese place - nothing special but good food, atmosphere, and service.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Specials menu changes to meet the seafood harvest. The sashimi is fresh. The soft-shell crab is delicious. This is not top end Japanese but it is excellent for a neighbourhood restaurant and for its price. Bookings are not usually required and the service is friendly....More

Thank outoftok
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Seafood is plenteous with Auckland so near to the waters but whether they are fresh as it gets in restaurants that serves sashimis is another question. The sashimi here is fantastic.It's also one of the few that serves soft shell crab. I judge a good...More

Thank Kwoolguy
Reviewed 6 December 2011

My girlfriend our daughter and I just got back from the Restaurant and we almost didn’t go because my girlfriend had seen the bad reviews. We went along anyway and i admit it was quite quiet. We were served quickly and the staff were helpful....More

Thank maxoyjaneo
Nearby Restaurants
284 reviews
.07 km away
The French Cafe
1,154 reviews
.20 km away
Galbraith's Alehouse
162 reviews
.32 km away
Goodness Gracious
15 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Myers Park
42 reviews
.85 km away
Symonds Street Cemetary
16 reviews
.62 km away
The Baptist Tabernacle
5 reviews
.59 km away
Auckland Urban Adventures
48 reviews
.48 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$13 - US$31
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Symonds St., Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-309 1965
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing