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26 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-320 5292
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tostada” (53 reviews)
“tempura” (32 reviews)
“octopus” (25 reviews)
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Peruvian, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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26 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

This place seems to be a bit hyped up. The food wasn't bad, was definitely fresh and good quality ingredients. However some of the dishes seemed to have too much flavour going on, and for the price the size of the meals was small. Seems...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank imgavinjohnson
Reviewed 5 days ago

High quality Japanese food, clever presentation, prompt service. On the more expensive side but price reflects the standard. Enjoyed the tostadas as a starter.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BeeceNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location for amazing food. The tostadas are incredible. Great range of vegetarian options also. Good for Christmas and group socialisation.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank natsnaps
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here twice now and both times were AMAZING. Everything is so tasty, I've never ordered anything I didn't like. The meals are made to be shared, and its a little bit on the expensive side - but well worth paying it for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LarissaS3448
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wauw. Hard to find, but a real hidden gem. We had 5 dishes and all of them were really nice. Beautiful presented and a real pallet of tastes in your mouth. Combine this with a nice sake and you have the perfect lunch.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Viander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went with friends and had the set menu. Heaps of really tasty well presented food. Good range of beer and drinks. Range of seating inside and outside covered. really enjoyed the experience and would recommend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HaereereNoa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love everything about this place! The food - perfectly cooked, taste heavenly, good portion for price. The ambiance - the place looks modern Japanese. The service is impeccable, they constantly checked on us. Food just keep on coming. We staggered ordering since it’s our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wildstarr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t forgive myself for not popping in here years ago. Great food, great service and a warm and welcoming ambiance. Very popular so a booking would be a good idea. Thank you for a great meal we will be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to Azabu and both times were excellent. All of the food was amazing but we particularly enjoyed the prawn tempura and beef short rib. It’s best to go with at least four people so that you can order a wide...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thomas165nz
Reviewed 5 November 2018

It is very easy to understand why this place is so popular. The food is really good, as in really good! We were two that shared five dishes, no dessert. That was just pleasantly enough for us. A slight hick-up when we where to pay....the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PerA026
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-320 5292
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