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Katsura Japanese Cuisine

#248 of 1,777 Restaurants in Auckland
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71 Mayoral Drive | Grand Millennium Auckland Hotel, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
093665631
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sucina, Spain
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We don't eat Japanese meals too often but this hotel based Japanese restaurant was really enjoyable. The only offer available on the evening was a buffet style and the range and quality of the food was outstanding. The staff were very helpful and talked us through all the dishes and gave us advice about what to eat and in what... More 

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Thank Colsloan
Management response:

Hi Colsloan, Thank you for taking your time writing a review about your experience at Katsura Japanese Restaurant. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the Grand Seafood on Thursday as we continuously strive to exceed our guest expectations therefore we are delighted that we have done that for you. It’s always exciting and a bit nerve racking when... More 

Bakersfield, California
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Japanese Restaurant is outstanding. The food is a little different than I am used to but better.The waiters are at your elbow and the chef is great. Some of our party had special needs and they were quickly met.All totaled a lovely evening.

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Thank nowels1941
Management response:

Hi Nowels1941, Thank you for taking your time writing a review about your recent dining experience at Katsura Japanese Restaurant. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant as we continuously strive to exceed our guest expectations therefore we are delighted that we have done that for you. I will most certainly share these lovely... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have only been here for lunch, however, it is an excellent venue, quite mid week, with great food. They also do a buffet on Fridays.

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Thank Joe N
Management response:

Dear Joe N, Thank you for taking time to write a review about your recent visit at Katsura Japanese Restaurant. Thank you for such a positive comment we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your lunch at Katsura. I also hope you enjoyed our Grand Seafood Buffet which is on Thursday and Friday as you mentioned you went on... More 

Ensenada, Mexico
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I had dinner with a couple of South African friends and we were al delighted, the service was really nice and the food magnificent, it is not a fast food type restaurant, it is good quality japanese cuisine and it could help if you book your table in advance .So, in the case you love that type of cuisine you... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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673 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The Thursday night we stayed at the hotel, Katsura had a buffet dinner and it had excellent sashimi, sushi, tappenyaki, tempura prawns, shabu shabu to cook yourself by choosing prawns or beef and putting in boiling liquid, it didn't work for me as prawns were raw. Everything was well presented, very fresh and as dishes emptied they were being refilled.... More 

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Thank Moosie57
Management response:

Dear Moosie57, Thank you for taking time to write a review about your recent stay at Grand Millennium Auckland and visiting our Japanese Restaurant Katsura. Thank you for your kind words and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed the Grand Seafood on Thursday. We continuously strive to exceed our guest expectations so we hope that we have done... More 

L'Escala, Spain
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We were tired and starving and decided to try one of the hotel restaurants. What a good choice! The staff was very welcoming and helpful as this was our first time in a Japanese restaurant. The buffet had a good supply of everything. We particularly loved the superior quality of the king prawns and oysters that we ate raw. The... More 

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Thank Doyia
Management response:

Dear Doyia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit at our Japanese Restaurant Katsura. We appreciate your kind words and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your first experience at a Japanese restaurant and it was Katsura. We continuously strive to exceed our guest expectations so we hope that we have done... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Went to Katsura on 28/01/17 for dinner to celebrate my sister's birthday. They re-opened on 26/01/17 and the dinner menu has been totally changed. The lighting is quite dark and the design of the menu is also dark. It took us a minute to read the menu. Couldn't find the food that we want to order, also the price is... More 

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Thank Sarahliu88
Management response:

Dear Sarahliu88, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of Katsura Japanese Restaurant here at Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland. We were very disappointed to read that you did not totally enjoy your experience and would like to extend to you our sincerest apologies. We would also like to let you know that the menu in place through... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The title of this review says it all. Seafood buffet was the only menu on offer. Wasn't sure what to expect, but I was blown over by the quality and variety of food on offer. Super fresh sashimi and sushi, beautifully balanced miso soup and stir fries cooked in front of your eyes. Even managed to fit in some of... More 

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Thank Eleanor H
Derby, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Went here for the Friday seafood buffet, although to be honest we were a little apprehensive after reading some earlier reviews and not being particularly versed in Japanese cuisine. Needn't have worried, it was fabulous. All the staff were lovely, the food fresh and unusual and tasty. Tried jellyfish and deep fried lotus root but as my family aren't quite... More 

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Thank Timothy H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Loves the buffet so good value. A lot of variety menu to choose. Great service too. They had Cold salad, sushi, sasimi(fresh raw fish), Tempura, Noodles and desserts.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$42
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Mayoral Drive | Grand Millennium Auckland Hotel, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 093665631
  • This restaurant is at Grand Millennium Auckland
Description
Enjoy a front-row seat at Katsura as our talented chefs prepare your meal in front of you with the exciting and highly visual techniques of Teppanyaki-style cooking. You can indulge in a variety of authentic Japanese cuisine, including fresh sushi and sashimi. A night of fun and good food at Katsura may just turn out to be the highlight of your stay at Grand Millennium Auckland Hotel.

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