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Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

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261 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead 0626, New Zealand
+64 9-418 3011
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

I walked into Hayashi again after some time with fond memories of the refined food that Michael offered when he first opened. However with I suspect more than one change of ownership the menu is sadly much altered and many of the dishes on offer seem to lean heavily on mayo and cheese - both of which tend to override... More 

Thank Tairua90
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went to your restaurant yesterday 28 Dec because online it showed open but it wasn't and we were planning to take an overseas visitor there

Thank RonicaAuckland
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Hayashi has the best lunch/bento boxes in Auckland that I've had thus far. The lunch boxes come with sashimi, sushi, salad, 3 Tempora pieces, miso and your choice of chicken, beef or pork. The chicken was cooked perfectly, extremely tender and tasty. They also serve the rice separately from the teriyaki which is nice. The serving sizes are perfect and... More 

Thank Joanna N
Melbourne, Australia
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181 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We arrived for an early meal for dinner so we had good service as the restaurant wasn't too busy at the time, although it had filled up by the time we left. The food was very tasteful and we were not disappointed. The decor is nothing flash but acceptable. We would recommend.

Thank sharonbaby
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Excellent food. Staff were amazing. Good quality food. Atmosphere was lovely. Food came out fast. Good prices.

Thank Sanae L
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Really good meal, starters, sides and sashimi was really good. Byo makes it cheaper. Will definitely return.

Thank chappy1987
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The presentation is excellent and the service charming. There are a range of dishes, and some couples can be seen sharing a 'lunch box'. That is how generous the portions are.

Thank jallen629
Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This would have to be one of our favourite restaurants. The food is excellent and value for money. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the restaurant is very clean and tidy. Our favourite dishes would have to be tako yaki (deep fried octopus balls), beef yakiniku, chicken teriyaki, and my husband loves today's sashimi. This restaurant is certainly... More 

Thank Kayno
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Being a regular customer as in visiting every two or three weeks it is hard not to give this 5 stars so I changed by review from 4 stars. Firstly, the food is always fresh. We (my wife and daughter) can recommend the following: sashimi simply fresh and delicious, gyoza a half dozen of the pork or prawn are the... More 

Thank DaveQzz
Auckland, New Zealand
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Have made several visits to this local Japanese spot lately and am yet to be disappointed. Hosts are lovely and welcoming, menu is wide and full of excellent choices, and plum wine fantastique! Easy local parking efficient service - what's not to like?

Thank ChrissyObrien

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead 0626, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Birkenhead
  • Phone Number: +64 9-418 3011

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