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Kazu Japanese Restaurant

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13 Tory Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5298
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 17:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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221 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I love Kazu, a Japanese Izakaya style restaurant on Tory St. It's been around since 2002 and also has a sake bar on Courtenay Place. I like this one as it's more original with its seating and open kitchen. This visit was a girlie group and it was just perfect on a Monday night.We ordered some divine edamame and the... More 

Thank Nina044
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Food was impeccable. The tofu is to die for! I would completely recommend it. Reasonably priced as well!

Thank Alberto Z
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is not a flash restaurant but rather one of those places you go for a relaxed, loud and enjoyable evening sharing food with friends. The service is friendly the food is varied and generally yum! We particularly enjoyed the Sashimi (Tuna and Beef) and the wee chicken bites were great for the two kids in our group of seven.... More 

Thank CantabRob
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A cold damp Friday night, and we decided on Kazu for an early dinner. I phoned and managed to land the last table at 6.40pm. While the setting is stark canteen style, the ambiance was warm with lots of young couples and family groups. We were rapidly seated and realised despite the restaurant being full, the noise was unobtrusive. The... More 

Thank Diana J
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I'm not a sushi fan, but this place are awesome for the fish, the plate are amazing, the service are so so. But I really recommend for the freshness.

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Kazu serve amazing meals and they were bought out on entertaining dishes with a shelf like tray. The service was friendly however this place needed more punters

Thank Twensy
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

When i first came to this place it was good. They had a good variety. The food was semi-authentic. Good. But over the last three visits over the last three years it has declined in quality and choice. They don't have the set menus they use to anymore. They have made it so that you order everything individually now which... More 

1 Thank arebe290
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Dined with 3 others for a friends birthday dinner. Despite ringing ahead to check what time the kitchen closed and see if we could pay separately, when we got there we were hurried and made to order straight away as the kitchen was closing in 20 minutes - over an hour earlier than we were told. The service was pushy... More 

1 Thank Meg-muses
Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love coming here for a japanese food. The service is great and they even will go out their way to make something if you want something that is not on the menu. Really enjoyed that night!

Thank prettyshrewd
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I recently travelled to Japan and I can't remember any of the food or dining experiences being as great it was at this particular restaurant! The food was amazing and was fairly priced. You are given a choice of tradional Japanese floor seating or table seating, both of which are comfortable. Upon ordering, the food was made and bought out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Tory Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 5298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?