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Ken Yakitori Bar K'rd

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89 Karangahape Rd. | Central Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-303 3366
18:00 - 01:00
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Ruapehu, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been going to Ken's since 2012 when i used to live in Auckland and this place never let me down. I live away from Auckland now but every time i am in Auckland its a must do thing fro me. Food, staff, atmosphere everything is worth it.

Thank Udey S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did a solo visit and found the feel of the place very authentic with good food and cold beer! Would recommend this as a place to drop into for yakitori on your own or as a group.

Thank Brenton A
Beverly Hills, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

On the night arriving at Auckland for the first time, it was late and heavy raining so I hoped to get some gobbling up. When I saw the sign of Ken Yakitori I thought I was lucky because from my homework it is a reputable Japanese grill bar. My mistake. That one is on Anzac and this is on K... More 

Thank mediocrite
Newcastle, Australia
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188 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We discovered this restaurant after having arrived late in the evening into Auckland. We loved all the various dishes we tried, the okonomayaki, yakitori, sashimi, amongst others. It was excellent value with pleasant service.

Thank suem030
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in. 4 skewers. All good. Great value. Nice people. Always come here if I can. Very traditional!

Thank Simon A
Melbourne, Australia
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641 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a melody of skewers at Ken Yakitori. The Grilled Mussels and Salmon Capriccio was really nice but the soft shell crabs lacked enough sauce to make it stand out. The other skewers of chic liver, chic kidney, chicken cartilage, beef tongue and scallops were good but there was a lack of sauce which wasn't the case when we came... More 

1 Thank Patrick L
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I don't really enjoy eating alone when on business trips, but in here I just felt like I was a part of everything that was going on inside. The food, which was being cooked directly in front of me, at the counter, was delicious! washed down with a Japanese, Kirin Beer & I was totally satisfied. Will be back!!

2 Thank Greg S
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Been here a number of times now and always enjoyed the experience. Fast efficient and friendly service with good food. It's far from fine dining but a great little spot for a quick bite to eat and a sake or 3!

1 Thank bobbyritchie
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We shared some good food, but was spoilt by below average service. The maitre'd was not impressed when we hadn't finished our meals when the next group for the table arrived.

Thank Liz T
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Well worth a visit. Very quick and wonderful food. The service was great and very reasonably price, fantastic little spot.

Thank Angela P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Japanese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
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: 89 Karangahape Rd. | Central Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-303 3366

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