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Kai Japanese Restaurant

68 Manning St, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2533, Australia
+61 2 4233 2886
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“sashimi” (18 reviews)
“bento box” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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68 Manning St, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2533, Australia
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has brought their old menu back! Once again it's amazing and i'm so happy (along with family and friends) that we've got this amazing restaurant so close to home! We always start with a Gyoza entree or the Chicken Karage then share the...More

Thank Ing6697
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We loved the bento box lunch specials! The teriyaki chicken and salmon were cooked perfectly and our side dish of gyoza was delicious! I thought everything was nice and fresh and priced well for lunch time. Highly recommend! Can't wait to try more on the...More

Thank amanda k
Reviewed 10 June 2017

After hearing that the menu was confused, I was pleasantly surprised at Kai. This restaurant has a light, modern feel and I loved the 'art' wall. It is tiny but you didn't feel like the people at the next table were too close. We had...More

1  Thank sewsalot
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

A regular for me. Always exceptional produce really fresh and well prepared. Extremely good value for Japanese.

Thank Tass S
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant with friends mid week and enjoyed their banquet menu. Having not been there before we had no expectations other than a good meal and great service. We were not disappointed. Our waitress was attentive, friendly and efficient...More

Thank Rowena O
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I am so utterly disappointed with how this restaurant has changed. I came here with my family a year ago and it was delicious Japanese... they have changed the menu to "fusion" which is actually Chinese. The type of food you could get at a...More

Thank wanderlust8858
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

They changed the menu! I look forward to coming here every year while I am in Kiama for holidays. Last year we were there every second day so naturally once we got here we were very excited 1. It was hard to know when the...More

1  Thank Zogalog96
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Been returning to kai japanese now for some years as the meals have been authentic. But kai Asian restaurant as it is now known seems to have more of a chinese influence and the quality of the food has headed severely downhill. We used to...More

6  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We are so disappointed in this restaurant. They have changed the menu :( We walked in and there was a crowd of people waiting out the front to be seated. They could not fulfill their bookings in time and we sat for 45 mins to...More

3  Thank Ing6697
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Second time we have been here. We quite enjoyed it on the first occasion (about 4 months ago). They have changed the menu since then. Remarkably, the restaurant no longer serves sushi nor edamame - two staples of a Japanese restaurant. The sashimi is fresh...More

Thank John E
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29 April 2016|
Response from Sharyn T |
Yes licensed, you can bring bottled wine only
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Manning St, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2533, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Kiama Municipality  >  Kiama
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4233 2886
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