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AQUA Japanese Restaurant and Takeaways

112 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand
+64 3-302 9010
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (6 reviews)
“sashimi” (4 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
112 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is such a great little restaurant. Very cozy and you feel like you could be in a ski town in Japan. The food is always good and they do their best to take NZ basics available and turn out authentic Japanese cuisine. One of...More

Thank Denabroad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great little place this was! We made a reservation to here and was very surprised with quality and price! Well worth a book and meal.

Thank typwilliams78
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A nice casual place to eat in Methven. The restaurant is BYO but also has a limited selection of alcohol including the hard to find Asahi Black. We had tuna sashimi, beef tataki, Japanese fried chicken, chicken fried rice , all very good. Went back...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and delicious food. We had teriyaki chicken sushi rolls, salmon sushi rolls, teriyaki chicken Don and the dumplings. All tasted very fresh and yummy!

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We go nearly once a week when open in winter, and love it!! Food is great and for two people its is the cheapest place in town other than fish and chips. Get the dumplings, you wouldnt even know they are meat free yum.

Thank GypsyGirlMethven
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A flying visit looking for something nice to break a journey. The carpaccio was fantastic and the beef special with rice was brilliant. Worth a detour but popular in the ski season so book ahead if you can as space is limited. Great find -...More

Thank graphic55
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Although quality of food is good-this restaurant has become increasingly expensive whilst all the portions have become progressively smaller-not a great combination!!

Thank Jolush
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Visited in a group of 4. Well rounded selection of food and beverage. I had the deep fried garlic with miso paste (pictured), and I can't remember what exactly I had for main, think the teriyaki chicken? A bit oversauced for me, but beautifully presented....More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We'd booked for dinner as we know this place is popular. We got 1 of the tables where you remove your shoes, interesting but cute. We ordered a series of "tapas" plates for sharing; the smoked salmon sushi was ok, as were the steamed rolls...More

Thank Sail_Scarlett
Reviewed 14 August 2016

It's a must if you visit Methven. Absolutely loved it. Small, cosy and very friendly place serving excellent authentic Japanese food with real Japanese touch.

Thank Katika1404
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Questions & Answers
Mikoy B
16 October 2016|
Response from DCBAuckland | Reviewed this property |
I'm not the restaurant. I'm the reviewer!!!
Akateni H
4 April 2016|
Response from aqua04 | Property representative |
Yes,we are.!! We will be open 5 nights a week then. Thanks
4 May 2015|
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Response from aqua04 | Property representative |
Yes,we are closed until winter season as I,the chef got injured and will take 8 weeks to heal. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: +64 3-302 9010
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