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Ken Yakitori Bar Anzac

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55 Anzac Avenue | Auckland City, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 6500
18:00 - 01:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Good food, authentic feel, value for money. Not a bad place to stop by when strolling in downtown Auckland. Service is hectic, but then you don't go to this kind of places expecting Savoy-style pampering.

Thank Ana Paula L
Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Awesome food, good atmosphere, nice staff. We went there by chance and was a really surprising experience!

Thank DouglasPriester
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Ken Yakitori has been my favourite little escape from the world since opening, way back, perfect food, perfect atmosphere, basically everything perfect. Every time I've been which is normally 3 to 4 times a month I walk out with the biggest smile. However tonight was the worst dining experience to date, not only did the first waiter forget half the... More 

Thank Kori M
Auckland, New Zealand
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

came here for dinner with my mrs last night, the place is absolutely packed, were lucky to get a table right away. we waited a while for food but it was very busy at the time i arrived. been here many times, food are always hot and tasty, ingredients are very fresh. plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. budget around... More 

Thank iquiax
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

A group of mates and I went out to Yakitori Kens on a Saturday night. The place was packed and the atmosphere was as any yakitori bar should be. Lively, active and noisy. After all these years, Ken still has it. Unfortunately Ken san was not working that night (and the yakitori ARE better when he is in) but the... More 

Thank Clever Brown
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Stumbled across this busy little Japanese restaurant on our recent trip. Excellent, affordable Japanese street food & beers.. Highly recommended

Thank Rich_CMelbourne
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I actually live close to this restuarant and walked past it dozens of time, was intrigued by the atmosphere and the fact that there's always people there and finally went myself the other night. I was not disappointed, even as a vegetarian. It's fun to go with at least one other person so you can buy a few things and... More 

Thank Swimchickk424
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered take away on a Friday night at around 10 and sat at the bar waiting for my food. It was busy! Service was friendly and prompt. The two guys behind the counter were really on top of it (I love the greeting they shout when we anyone comes in or leaves). Would have given it a 5/5 but I... More 

Thank sunfun101
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We just love this place, the food is always good, grilled perfectly and fast and friendly service. Chicken, porkbelly, mushrooms, corn and the most awesome chicken mince balls.

Thank Izar88
Tahiti, French Polynesia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great Food. Great staff. Thought we were in Japan. They also have a daily menu with fresh items like NZ salmon using every parts, cooked/prepared different ways. We'll go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Anzac Avenue | Auckland City, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 6500

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