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Ken Yakitori Bar K'rd

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89 Karangahape Rd. | Central Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-303 3366
18:00 - 01:00
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Beverly Hills, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the night arriving at Auckland for the first time, it was late and heavy raining so I hoped to get some gobbling up. When I saw the sign of Ken Yakitori I thought I was lucky because from my homework it is a reputable Japanese grill bar. My mistake. That one is on Anzac and this is on K... More 

Thank mediocrite
Newcastle, Australia
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184 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We discovered this restaurant after having arrived late in the evening into Auckland. We loved all the various dishes we tried, the okonomayaki, yakitori, sashimi, amongst others. It was excellent value with pleasant service.

Thank suem030
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in. 4 skewers. All good. Great value. Nice people. Always come here if I can. Very traditional!

Thank Simon A
Melbourne, Australia
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641 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a melody of skewers at Ken Yakitori. The Grilled Mussels and Salmon Capriccio was really nice but the soft shell crabs lacked enough sauce to make it stand out. The other skewers of chic liver, chic kidney, chicken cartilage, beef tongue and scallops were good but there was a lack of sauce which wasn't the case when we came... More 

1 Thank Patrick L
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I don't really enjoy eating alone when on business trips, but in here I just felt like I was a part of everything that was going on inside. The food, which was being cooked directly in front of me, at the counter, was delicious! washed down with a Japanese, Kirin Beer & I was totally satisfied. Will be back!!

2 Thank Greg S
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Been here a number of times now and always enjoyed the experience. Fast efficient and friendly service with good food. It's far from fine dining but a great little spot for a quick bite to eat and a sake or 3!

1 Thank bobbyritchie
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We shared some good food, but was spoilt by below average service. The maitre'd was not impressed when we hadn't finished our meals when the next group for the table arrived.

Thank Liz T
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Well worth a visit. Very quick and wonderful food. The service was great and very reasonably price, fantastic little spot.

Thank Angela P
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Had great food at Ken Yakitori again. The Japanese skewers were tasty and aromatic and the sake was refined and smooth. Special mention was the deep fried salt and pepper prawns and their soft shell crabs which were delicious.

1 Thank Patrick L
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

I have a confession. I love yakitori- so its incredibly hard for a yakitori bar to get a bad review from me unless they really screw up. The thing keeping me from giving Ken a five-star was the level of yakitori just wasn't what I hoped it to be. Their cornflake encrusted chicken was superb, however and I recommend it... More 

1 Thank Jason K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Japanese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
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: 89 Karangahape Rd. | Central Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-303 3366

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