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Sasanoki Japanese Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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26 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6474
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enter Sasanoki , forget about the outside world , and you will think you''re dining in Japan ...... when the fresh , great food arrives , that will only confirm this ....

Thank qantasfa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed by the quality of the food and the portions that were quite small. I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bruno, the owner, is always greeting you with a smile, and good food as well. Great Japanese beer on tap too. I'm a local and a regular

Thank mtnspiritorg
Greater Hobart, Australia
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find! This is a small and cosy restaurant with a superb menu and excellent service. Authentic Japanese, some of the best I've had outside Japan. Super friendly and well-paced service. Food was all excellent. Family friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Make sure to book, they must have turned 20 people away while we were eating. Recommend.

Thank Catriona H
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Our family of four tried to have dinner there but after waiting for over five minutes to be seated (yes there were tables available) or even just acknowledged we gave up and went else where. It didn't seen to be busy with only one table being served, and two people pushed throug to do takeaway orders, the waiting staff simply... More 

Thank Goblynears
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fab loved it. Felt like I was back in Tokyo. Not bad value, Great tasting food, Japanese drinks make for a great meal.

Thank skiing-family
Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Went as a family on Saturday night and 8 adults had a great meal. Went back Monday night for our wedding anniversary and had an even better meal. Staff were fantastic.

1 Thank southlander2017
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Based on reviews was expecting more from Sasanoki but unfortunately the food quality was average at best and no matter how friendly and attentive the service was, there is no denying that quality food is not on offer here.

Thank Brenero
Nelson New Zealand
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was so good that I had to write about this small authentic restaurant. You walk in the door and are welcomed and seated by the owner originally from Japan. The sign is, Japanese folk are eating there. Must be good, and it was I went four times for lunch and got sashimi to take away every time for my... More 

Thank whatsupdoc471
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We can't eat here for lunch because a long queuing and back for dinner. But the bento we ate which are sashimi bento & tempura bento is small portion and not too fresh for salmon sashimi. A little bit disapointed because we think Wanaka very closed to salmon farm.

1 Thank Martin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 6474

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