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Kawasemi Japanese Tea House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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109 Main Rd | Dickensons Arcade, Derwent Park, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7009, Australia
+61 3 6278 1322
Today
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Hobart, Australia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We use to get our sushi fix from Kawasemi on a regular basis, but the last time we ordered a takeaway platter of sushi and sashimi we were a little disappointed. It was quite expensive and the platter wasn't that full. Taste wise there was also something missing...like no seasoning in the rice or something. When we first visited we... More 

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Thank Eleanor P
Greater Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for an early, reasonably priced gorgeously clean and refreshing midweek meal, there is absolutely no Restaurant to beat the Kawasaki Tea House. To start we had the Mussel Soup. A beautiful entree of Prawn wrapped in mushroom and Onion skin. The Sukiyaki brilliant as usual and I should have remembered the more than plentiful servings when I ordered the... More 

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Thank thamuthafiga2016
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty food especially the steak and salmon dishes. They supply generous proportions. It is an enjoyable small restaurant to share a meal with friends and parking is not a problem. Conversation is not spoiled by too much surrounding noise.

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Thank Jill C
Hobart
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kawasemi used to be a favourite restaurant. Not any more. On a recent visit floor was filthy, chairs dirty and stained. Food was very average but had become expensive. Chunky sashimi betrayed a novice chef. We were all crammed into one room and so it was noisy even though tables were set in the second room. We won’t be returning.

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Thank WendyHobart
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Have ordered take away and eaten in many times and it's always amazing and the service is second to none!!

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Thank Caitlin M
Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This lovely restaurant is hidden away in a little arcade in Moonah. It has a good menu of authentic Japanese food, and nice ambience. The portions are generous, and food terrific. Booking essential, opens for lunch mon to sat, dinner wed to sat.

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Thank Patricia J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

As always this is by far the most outstanding Japanese restaurant i have been too!! Had the bento box tonight absolutely everything it contained was delicious!! Service is always friendly

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Thank Alastair D
Acton Park, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We use to go here all the time, however the last three visits we have had chunky cut sashimi and bones in two out of three dishes... the price has gone up and the quality has gone done... shame really...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I loved the Kawasemi Tea House. I really did. However, from my understanding, the original owner sold the place, and sadly since then the quality of the food has just gone down slowly. From the ingredients, which seem to be used sparingly now, to the recipes, which have been altered, and just the overall preparation (because I'm now unable to... More 

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Intoomadee A, Guest Relations Manager at Kawasemi Japanese Tea House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We do take our customers feedback seriously in order to improve our products and services. In relation to your comment about the business ownership, the original owner is still part of our team. He had to take some time off due to an injury. And he is now working behind the scene in training our... More 

Hobart, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Oh it is! A picture saves the 100 character minima. Kawasemi - (the common kingfisher) very average.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Main Rd | Dickensons Arcade, Derwent Park, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7009, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Glenorchy  >  Derwent Park
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6278 1322

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