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Ken Yakitori Bar Howick

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15 Gooch Place, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
+64 9-534 7388
18:00 - 01:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Th rest of the food is the same you get everywhere... which i normally love but the oysters were so disgusting and ruined my meal, the waiter apologized about them before i had even told him. Never again!!!.

Thank dineal0t
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable family dinner. A good place to go with a group as large they have large tables or sit at the bar and watch the action in the kitchen if just the two of you. Good selection of food which we enjoyed a range of skewers

Thank PeterTAuckland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

First time in the howick shop, food is not as good as other branches for sure. We went quite early and there were only 2 tables and 1 waitress. Food came really slow one by one, we might as well not sit and eat together. Speed of service could be improved.

Thank Mel L
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

A great little yakitori bar tucked away in the suburbs. The menu is huge and it's always very busy. If you don't want to miss out on free cabbage (!) and good food, go early or call to reserve one of the 4-5 tables.

Thank Robin M
1 review
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We go to Ken's all the time as we just love it. The food is great and comes out in the order it's ready. There is lots of variety and all of it is very tasty. It gets busy as it's only a little place but that just adds to the atmosphere

Thank Richard P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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206 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We are regulars, usually going with friends and booking one of the few tables. The food is cheap and cheerful, arrives in any old order, and the service is often slow (because they are so busy), but it is quaint and worth the wait. recommended.

Thank donmalcolm
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Long overdue - we regularly eat at Ken Yakitori Bar Howick - the staff are so friendly and accommodating - lovely. So many dishes have become favourites, it becomes difficult to order. This is the type of place that you bring friends to and enjoy a beer or warm sake and share dishes

Thank yeti99_10
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602 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Looking for places to eat around 8.30pm and most places were closed. One of the few places that were still open. The food was ok. Would generally get a don or noodle dish with some yakitori on the side. The sizes of the dishes were smaller than other places but taste wise was good.

Thank Acineto
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

i liked the staff a lot. They are so helpful. The prices are very reasonable for a restaurant. I f you want to go cheap you can have a large lunch for $10 or $20 if you want to spend more

Thank henryhtl
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Went with my partner last and was very disappointed, service - what service, needed to ask for wine glasses, food just dumped in front of us, only eat two entrees which were over cooked and didn't stay to waste our money on main.

Thank Adel4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Gooch Place, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-534 7388

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