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Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Bar

460A New North Road | Beside Kingsland Train Station, near city centre., Auckland 1021, New Zealand
+64 9-815 0610
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef tataki” (10 reviews)
“sushi” (11 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
460A New North Road | Beside Kingsland Train Station, near city centre., Auckland 1021, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The service was great, the food was well presented and we really enjoyed the octopus balls. Recommend them to everyone! Will be back :)

Thank ChantelleVenter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden at the back of the restaurant strip in Kingsland and facing the train stop is the hidden gem Taiko. Very popular with the locals, Taiko offers a broad menu of traditional and modern Japanese treats, along with Japanese beverages. There were seven of us...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The beef tataki was very good. We enjoyed the unagi sushi and the prawn tempura. Excellent range of sake and great service.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered in .... very pleasant waitress greeted me. Had the goma-ae ... steamed broccoli... was ok ... and the small fish sashimi which was excellent. The Truant Shiraz was delicious.

Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The team at Taiko deliver over and over, quick attentive service followed by super fresh food. Meals can be a selection of small plates so come as they are prepared. Plenty to choose from on both the food and drinks menu. If you are two...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Came here with my extended family (they are regular visitors) so it came highly recommended! didn't know what to expect, not visited a genuine Japanese restaurant previously......first impression was somewhat odd.....down a side street right next to the train station. the whole place might seem...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Team Taiko were/are a dream. Our host thoughtfully chose what we ate, so we never even picked up the menu. His experience wisdom and charm (along with my alluring company) made this truly unforgettable, and my #1 restaurant full-stop in NZ. I'd recommend to all,...More

Thank MartynTravels
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A good opportunity to experience a range of Japanese dishes. A party of four, we went for the banquet which was great. Starting with "Edamame" (boiled soy beans) then a selection of starters to share, sushi, "Ebi Fry (Tiger prawns) and then mains of chicken...More

Thank KiwiRJ
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food, great atmosphere. Staff go above and beyond. We were a big group but had excellent service. Would strongly recommend!!

Thank Member135
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Three of us had dinner here. Parking was difficult, but once at the cafe it was suggested that next time we park in Sandringham Road and use the railway overbridge to reach New North Road. Good idea. We were warmly greeted by the barman and...More

Thank Cadarnle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460A New North Road | Beside Kingsland Train Station, near city centre., Auckland 1021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-815 0610
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Our team of trained Japanese chefs welcome you. Irrashaimase. We are located next to Kingsland Station, on the Western Line, just 4 stops from the Britomart Downtown Station. We are also one minute from the New North Road, "Kingsland" bus stop.You may view our illustrated menu on our website.Most of us have travelled extensively around the world, and enjoy greeting and entertaining new friends from many different countries.When you are in Auckland, come and see us. We are waiting.You'll be glad you found us on Tripadvisor!