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Japanese Kitchen Sakura

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2/11 Seddon Lane, Pukekohe 2120, New Zealand
+64 21 272 5872
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

From the time we arrived Master Masa looked after us and ensure we had a fantastic experience. Sukura has a very cosy feel and you quickly forget you are sitting in a restaurant and feel something akin to being a welcome guest in someones home. This is definitely not the place to go for starched tablecloths and silver spoons but... More 

Thank M4ttNz
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good. But this was our third visit, last two had been great with awesome interaction with the chef. This time it felt like he didn't want to engage and was disinterested in our group. Last time we had a great time, it appears he was having an off night.

1 Thank S7509IGcathyc
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived chef was still setting up table. He was very rude, had no staff just himself and the food was very average! Restaurant was fully booked but only had 4 pax including myself and partner. Expected a lot more for the $

3 Thank Melanie W
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2016

My first time with this type of food overall very nice tasting food although small portions. Great experience a fun night out.

Thank craig f
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Wonderful authentic Japanese food set in a kitchen style restaurant. The chef is so welcoming and such a wonderful host, its like being a quest in his home, he makes you feel very welcome and quite special. There are about 14 different dishes in all and were so perfectly presented and tasted amazing. He even did separate ones for me... More 

Thank Terresa B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Masa is such a great host - he has set up his restaurant like a Japanese kitchen, where he is the host and his customers his guests. The food is beautiful - great flavours and the courses just keep coming (we had 7). A gem in central Pukekohe.

Thank Nigel B
Pokeno, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This place is an absolute treat. We booked ( you must) and were the only ones there. Everything was prepared and cooked to perfection. A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable evening. So many different dishes and all were excellent. We will be going back 😀

Thank MousesInn
Pukekohe, New Zealand
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

A fantastic experience - like being a guest in someone's home rather than a restaurant. Wonderful authentic Japanese food with amazing flavours, lots of little courses so you get to try lots of different things. Very friendly and welcoming host, we will definitely go back! Some of the dishes we tried included a pork dumpling, salmon & snapper sashimi, crispy... More 

Thank KateBitter
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Went for my wifes birthday, saw online,we felt most welcome, the food and service was excellent. The chef treated us to fine dining, made a fuss of the birthday girl. Would recommend and will be back again.

2 Thank Hart1598
JKitchenSakura, Public Relations Manager at Japanese Kitchen Sakura, responded to this review

Hi Hart, Thank you for your visit and your time on reviewing Japanese Kitchen Sakura in TripAdvisor. Glad to hear that your wife had an amazing birthday with us. We also happy that you enjoyed our food. Masa always his best to provide the experience and entertainment for the celebration. See you in your next occasion! Kind regards, Japanese Kitchen... More 

1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Great food, loved the different concept, you need to book in advance, you can't just turn up, well worth the planning ahead

Thank 623joelr
JKitchenSakura, Public Relations Manager at Japanese Kitchen Sakura, responded to this review

Hi 623joelr, Thank you for your visit and your time on reviewing Japanese Kitchen Sakura in TripAdvisor. Glad you enjoyed our concept and thank you for sharing some tips for other guests. See you in your next visit to Japanese Kitchen Sakura. Kind regards, Japanese Kitchen Sakura More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$46 - US$53
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/11 Seddon Lane, Pukekohe 2120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Pukekohe
  • Phone Number: +64 21 272 5872
Would you like to experience the real Japan? We are a Japanese Kitchen Sakura Group who tries our best to provide this unforgettable experience. We are providing this wide range of business to let you experience the real Japan: - Restaurant - Catering - Cooking Class - Customise Japanese Ingredients -------RESTAURANT-------- - Our concept is omakase style or chef selection of many small dishes. This can vary from 12 to 16 Japanese authentic dishes depending on the fresh and local ingredients that are available in seasons. Menu is changing daily and we will try our best to accommodate your preference. The menu consists of recipes rich in nutrients and balance. -We will prepare your table based on dinner reservations only. We accept few groups per night up to 26 guests (for booking over ten guests will be considered as private function and no other table will be accepted unless discussed and agreed). Using safe and healthy ingredients. No additives in our food. All ingredients are fresh. Chicken, eggs and pork are free range. Vegetables are also fresh and local grown organic produce. Please bring your favourite music and costume. We would like you to relax and enjoy the same music as though you were at home. Any occasion, Birthday, Work functions, Hen's night, etc or just a relaxing night out. -------CATERING-------- - Catering for Home and company any function anywhere - We can make Party Platter, Sushi Platter and Bento box for your request. -------COOKING CLASS-------- - Private Cooking Class -------Customise Japanese Ingredients-------- - We sell an authentic Japanese sauce and Gyoza (Japanese Dumpling) that originally made by our head chef.

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