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Sasanoki Japanese Kitchen

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26 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6474
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us ate here and we all enjoyed our meals. The ambience and service are excellent .This is not a large restaurant,but we liked the intimate atmosphere.The food was served promptly and was delicious and the bill was not hefty.Highly recommended.

Thank 63purplesage
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very small restaurant maybe seating 20-30 people. It makes for a very intimate setting. I would recommend making a reservation if going during a peak period. I had the curry, which was very good. My partner had the sashimi bento which he said was nice, although some of the salmon was a bit slimy. The staff were... More 

Thank Chris S
Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been visiting Wanaka annually for the last few years and always look forward to having a meal at Sasanoki's. The food is excellent and the atmosphere cosy and friendly.

Thank 963Marika
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We experienced prompt and friendly service, no long delays between courses. The food was very delicious and staff was very helpful in explaining the menu. Good informal meals at a very reasonable price.

Thank Zerkiebel
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Super friendly service, great ambience and tasty food. Ordered the teriyaki chicken which tasted awesome, but was left wanting for more. True to the japanese philosoohy of eating to 80 percent full. Daughter had the udon noodle soup, it was fab and very filling. Defintely go back but i think the price is based on quality not quantity. Make sure... More 

Thank Mr S
Manly, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and service Recommend making a reservation as it is quite small We enjoyed some saki and the bento boxes. Very authentic Japanese

Thank Scottnoskis
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great atmosphere, friendly service and very authentic Japanese food. Ramen is top notch and seafood is super fresh. Very well-priced and didn't leave hungry as the food sizes were excellent!

Thank Ethan M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The food here (before mentioning the service, atmosphere, menu, humor...) is incredible. It blew my mind and I temporarily lost my ability to speak. I've eaten at far too many restaurants for my time, but this place definitely takes the cake (literally as well!) The array of flavours in the food and the freshness and satisfaction gained from their dishes... More 

Thank annacU9967YX
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Went midweek on a whim. Staff we accommodating and restaurant has a good vibe. We were well looked after and food come out quickly. Food was delicious and appropriately priced :)

Thank Nick S
Wellington, New Zealand
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325 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on 06/08/2016 with a friend. I had the tofu salad as a starter, which was delicious. But the vege curry that we each ordered for our mains were amazing!!! My friend had the cake of the day for desert, which she said was also amazing. As was the ice cream I ordered for desert. The place looked... More 

Thank Jacob15

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 6474

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