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Katsura Japanese Cuisine

#228 of 1,666 Restaurants in Auckland
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71 Mayoral Drive | Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-366 5628
Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The title of this review says it all. Seafood buffet was the only menu on offer. Wasn't sure what to expect, but I was blown over by the quality and variety of food on offer. Super fresh sashimi and sushi, beautifully balanced miso soup and stir fries cooked in front of your eyes. Even managed to fit in some of... More 

Thank Eleanor H
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here for the Friday seafood buffet, although to be honest we were a little apprehensive after reading some earlier reviews and not being particularly versed in Japanese cuisine. Needn't have worried, it was fabulous. All the staff were lovely, the food fresh and unusual and tasty. Tried jellyfish and deep fried lotus root but as my family aren't quite... More 

Thank Timothy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Loves the buffet so good value. A lot of variety menu to choose. Great service too. They had Cold salad, sushi, sasimi(fresh raw fish), Tempura, Noodles and desserts.

Thank Jeab F
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

went for the dinner buffet last night, the food was bad and not fresh, but good friendly service , 1 star for the service

Thank jasonying77
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Superb food, beautifully presented. This restaurant offers authentic Japanese cuisine. We went to the seafood buffet and were very impressed with the presentation of the food on small plates enabling us to try lots of little bites rather than the usual mish mash of flavours normally associated with a buffet.

Thank Lucyznana
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, great setting. The food was beautifully presented and cooked. The staff were very helpful and attentive.

Thank TrevorMcNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Took 5 people for birthday dinner. Everything delicious served in a timely fashion by excellent staff. Had 2 Benito Boxes, Pork Katsu and Sea breeze Teppanyaki. All excellent. the Sake Brulle and the Cheesecake birthday cake for the birthday boy were delicious. The green tea presentation at the end was really nice. Would have had the teppanyaki cooked at the... More 

Thank kiwifood2015
Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We love Japanese food and when we saw the advertised poster of this restaurant in front of the hotel lift, we decided to give it a go. We went for lunch on Thursday and miss the buffet lunch which only offered on Friday. We ordered the Katsura Express Bento Lunch Special which came with soup, salad, sushi, chicken, tempura and... More 

Thank rwg1123
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

A number of colleagues and I had dinner at Katsura. The food was all good but I had hoped for better. I had hoped for vibrant very fresh food but, although tasty, it was only a little better than what you might get at a sushi place in any mall. It was, of course, better presented than from a mall... More 

Thank DavidBrittain
Kirsteen N, . at Katsura Japanese Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi David Brittain, Thank you for taking the time to review Katsura Japanese Restaurant and coming in to dinner with your work colleagues. We are glad you experienced excellent service and enjoyed the presentation. We will pass on your comments about the food and management would always appreciate all feedback. We would higly recommend our Teppanyaki dining experience for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Staying at the Hotel Rendezvous, we decided to eat here early one evening; so glad that we did! It was buffet style, and after seeing all the many students and millennials eating there, lining up over and over again, we realized that this was a very popular place. We ate a variety of great food that was positively delicious! After... More 

Thank Leejoe
Kirsteen N, . at Katsura Japanese Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi LeeJoe, Thank you for visiting from all the way from Florida. We are glad that you got experience our famous one of our Grand Seafood Buffets. We are proud to offer our guests a full seafood selection that is tasty, fresh and delecately prepared. We are glad you found our dishes available to be exciting and positively delicious. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$43
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Mayoral Drive | Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-366 5628
  • This restaurant is at Grand Millennium Auckland
Enjoy a front-row seat at Katsura as our talented chefs prepare your meal in front of you with the exciting and highly visual techniques of Teppanyaki-style cooking. You can indulge in a variety of authentic Japanese cuisine, including fresh sushi and sashimi. A night of fun and good food at Katsura may just turn out to be the highlight of your stay at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland.

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