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AQUA Japanese Restaurant and Takeaways

112 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand
+64 3-302 9010
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (5 reviews)
“sashimi” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
112 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 7 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 23 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 15 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
Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you are in Methven you just have to go to this, well, humble restaurant. Not many seats so I suggest you book ahead. Food was excellent and the staff wonderful. BYO wine only. Local and international beers available and a saki menu. I was...More

Thank 816chrise
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Typical Izakaya fare - edamame, karaage, takoyaki.....and SAKE! We enjoyed a drink and some good food after our last day of skiing Mt Hutt. Friendly service and it really does have that real Japan feeling to it.

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This restaurant is great. The staff are so friendly the service is fast and the food authentic. Tried some new dishes not just the standard sushi and sashimi (although they are on the menu too). Kids loved the food too. You definitely need to book...More

Thank suerpalmer
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Absolutely must have a meal here. Small & authentic - owned operated & staffed by Japanese family. Food was sublime, service very attentive.

Thank traveladvisor1231
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mikoy B
Hi. If you mind placing your menus in your facebook page. Cheers
16 October 2016|
Response from DCBAuckland | Reviewed this property |
I'm not the restaurant. I'm the reviewer!!!
Akateni H
Will you be open during June :)
4 April 2016|
Response from aqua04 | Property representative |
Yes,we are.!! We will be open 5 nights a week then. Thanks
Someone told me it is closed, is this true?
4 May 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating
Good for
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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