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Hana Mizu Ki Restaurant

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196 The Square, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-354 2086
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Had heard great comments and folk raving over this place...sadly either we got the place on a bad night or others have failed to try Japanese cuisine from other places in town that would leave this for dead. Service was friendly enough but the tasteless food and often slow service from a place that wasn't busy was a let down,... More 

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Thank JohnMilnerNZ
Whitianga, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Best food I've had in Palmerston North. Quick friendly front of house. Extensive menu. All cooked fresh to order. Good price and food came out quickly made to perfection. Must visit if coming to Palmerston North!

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Thank food_killer96
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great Japanese Restraunt .Patrick the chef is hands on and does a fantastic job of serving up delicoius dumplings,Teriyaki Chicken .And other Japanese dishes .The Waitress was slick and professional whist having a Happy attitude

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Thank freddie855
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The restaurant is in the heart of Palmerston North, right at the square (opposite the Public Library). Serves a wide selection of Japanese foods like sushi's, teriyaki, karaage(fried chicken nibbles), sizzling steak etc..I love their sukiyaki hotpot, its amazing! It only opens for dinner if i'm not wrong therefore would recommend to make reservations as it gets quite packed at... More 

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Thank Xianz90
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Great tasting Japanese food in the heart of Palmerston North - I had the Scotch steak sizzling with prawns and yum-yum sauce, and absolutely loved it. Very reasonable prices. Premises are basic but would do you expect for a $20 main? You can do a lot worse than this neighbourhood favourite.

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Thank Scottyboykiwi
Taumarunui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

For our wedding anniversary, my husband and I decided to walk The Square and hope for the best, looking for something to take our fancy for dinner. Boy were we pleasantly surprised. Tucked in the corner of the square we hadn't really investigated on our visits yet by the Numbers sculpture was Hana Mizu Ki. It was quiet, but it... More 

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Thank Talia G
Noumea, New Caledonia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Large choice of good quality food ! Love it ! Not too busy so it's nice and quiet and around the square so easy to access. Don't remember the name but try the Japanese hot pot !

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Thank Grégoire F
Foxton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Excellent food,efficient waiting staff, an all round enjoyable experience. Would not hesitate to recommend to any one.

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Thank Steve508gt
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is in a quiet corner and is a hidden gem on the square. The staff were polite, the manager was welcoming and the food was fantastic. The dish of the day was the Agedashi Tofu, which is probably the best I've had outside Japan. Some of the food is a western spin on Japanese food which is quite unique... More 

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Thank The_Sleepy_Badger
Otaki, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Returned to this Restaurant expecting real Japanese Cuisine. But was let down with the Chiirashi Zuushi. Hmmm not what I had remembered from eating in Japan.

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Thank Seuga F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 The Square, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-354 2086

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?