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Reviews for IZAKAYA Kintaro on Fuji
by Kate S.
17th June 2012
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Wow, the best Japanese food and service I have ever had!!! Each dish was exquisitely presented and the flavours and textures were a taste explosion. A favourite was the deep fried tofu squares with miso paste and walnut flame grilled on top. The tempura was amazing – especially prawn and avocado – with three types of dipping sauces including a green tea salt which I’d never had before.
I went for a dinner out with my best friend and we shared the food tapas style which meant we could try a bit of everything, including the sake which was presented in the most unique and delightful way.
The service was really great! The waitress explained each dish as it came out and each plate was brought to us promptly. Beautiful ambience with the booth style tables creating our own private dining experience and the background Japanese music created a very authentic event.
After the main food events when I thought it couldn’t get any better it was dessert time. To be honest I wasn’t expecting much as I find a lot of Japanese restaurants tend to just have icecream on the menu. The dessert was amazing – I had the tofu chocolate mousse which was heaven…not a taste of tofu but the creamy texture and rich taste of cocoa. My friend had the pavlova with green tea ice cream which was also divine.
I will definitely be going back again this time with a group of girlfriends to share more tapas with, and this time I’ll save more room for dessert!
9th June 2014
My partner and I have been regular customers of Kintaro on Fuji for a while now and I have to say that it is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Auckland. The sushi is amazing and is quite a perfect reflection of how it tastes in Japan. The food presentation is beautiful and the quality of the food does not fail to impress every time. Highly recommended.
by Michael P.
1st June 2014
Tired of fake Japanese food? Then Kintaro on Fuji is for you! This is the real deal, and it’s good. We ordered the bento, but it came as semi-kaiseki – i.e. not plonked in front of you all at once. OK, so the fish could have been a little fresher, but it’s as good as you’re going to get in NZ (and importantly, it caused us no problems). The service was a little slow on a busy Monday lunchtime (hence only 4 stars), but it was otherwise up with what you’d expect in Japan – and they do speak the language, always a good sign. The next time we’re in Auckland, we’ll probably go back in high hopes.
by Pete C.
15th February 2014
My wife and I have been to Izakaya Kintaro twice for dinner now and can’t wait to go back again. The sushi is outstanding- the best I have had in NZ. From having lived in Tokyo and other parts of Japan we can say the food quality stacks up with what you get back there and is pretty authentic. Both times we have been in a large number of the guests have been Japanese, which is another good sign. The large sushi platter is good value and the desserts platter is a really nicely presented plate of small treats for after a filling meal.
by Olivia W.
8th October 2012
I absolutely LOVE this Japanese restaurant.
The ambience was great with its mood lighting, which complements the beautifully presented dishes.
I especially liked the little touches, like bringing the wasabi root to the table, and grating it on the wooden board there in front of us, and serving it. So cool.
Needless to say, the service was very attentive.
The food at Sansui is delicious. An absolute favourite for me.
30th May 2012
I’m one of the regular customers of Sansui. The place is always awesome and offers beautiful dishes and warm service.
I go there 3 times a week in the lunch time as they have every day different lunch special boxes. It is quite valuable!
Highly recommend !
by Catherine C.
4th April 2012
We made an impromptu visit to Sansui last week, was getting late in evening so only two other tables occupied, service pleasant and attentive, drinks took too long to come, food well presented and appetising, pleasant decor and interesting entrance to restaurant, we will dine there again
by Renata S.
10th August 2011
We had the most disappointing dinner last night. The service was slack, despite only 4 tables being occupied (half an hour to order a drink), it took 1.5 hours for our food to arrive, which was barely warm. We had to ask if we could buy a second drink and as soon as we had finished our meal the plates were whisked away and we never got asked if we wanted tea, coffee, another drink or desert. The food is expensive and the quality poor. We would never go back.
by Nicole L.
17th November 2009
Love the everyday special lunch! They have a different special lunch manu for every day of the week. Staff are also very friendly. Highly recommended for business lunches or just casual lunch.
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