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Kushi Japanese Restaurant

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22 Durham St West | Shop A Ground Floor, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
64 09 368 4000
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently came here for dinner and ordered 2 vegetarian dishes. 1 tofu with vegies and soya sauce and 1 plate of vegetarian sushi. It was once the best sushi I had in Auckland but this time, it was so big and tasteless we couldn't finish 8 pieces of sushi between the both of us. Ambiance and physical aspect is... More 

Thank VidhyaDR
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place after walking out of another place, from the minute we walked in the door the service was brilliant, there when you needed them but not in your face and the food was delicious, absolutely value for money and we cant wait to go back.

Thank hollyjohnson12
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342 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a delightful little restaurant tucked away in a funny little street off the main street (Queen St) in Auckland. The ambience was "transported" Japanese traditional style restaurant. The service friendly and most efficient. The food excellent. We chose seafood and it was very fresh. Pricewise we felt as if we received excellent value for money. It was one... More 

Thank Geddes_7
Singapore, Singapore
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139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a very delightful dinner with my niece at this little gem restaurant at Durham St just off Queen St. The service was exceptional the moment we stepped in. Ordered two dinner set: the salmon and steak set. Mind you they are certainly worth more than their value. The freshness of the sashimi and tempura, not forgetting about the... More 

Thank David A
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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215 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this place with my family and the dishes were huge. The food was delicious and prices were reasonable.

Thank andremodesto
Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What more can I say. Visiting Auckland for 3 nights we decided to make one of those a Japanese dinner. Chose this resturaunt based on reviews on trip advisor. Walking down the city lane my wife had reservations it was going to be a dive. It was anything but. It's got a cool vibe. We were seated at a booth... More 

Thank Semisential
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Stumbled across it by accident and glad we did. Great food with very funky decor. One had a tempura dish and the other lamb and both were excellent.

Thank Russ B
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I was keen to have some fairly authentic Japanese food whilst in New Zealand but as we had already had two weeks of non-stop eating out (including some v expensive places) I was looking for good value as much as anything else. The reviews on this site for Kushi helped me make up my mind... so off we went at... More 

Thank emjay1968
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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here for an early evening dinner and we couldn't fault it. We had sashimi, nigiri and tempura with a bottle of sake - and everything was delicious and tasted sooooooo fresh. The staff are really nice too. You really are spoilt for choice for sushi in Auckland but this place is definitely worth a try. I would guess that... More 

Thank walsined
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as we were staying nearby. The staff were so friendly immediately from arrival until we left. Food was very tasty, we would definitely return again.

Thank Johan176

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$34
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Durham St West | Shop A Ground Floor, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 64 09 368 4000
Please come and enjoy our great atmosphere & great food. Kushi Japanese Kitchen & Bar officially opened on 2nd Dec 2011, serving authentic Japanese cuisine including sushi, Yakitori, Tepanyaki, Sashimi and more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?