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IZAKAYA Kintaro on Fuji

4_half star rating 9 reviews

Telephone 09-377 1347

17 Swanson St
Enter off Swanson St beside Albert St's Stamford Plaza Hotel
Auckland Central
Auckland City

Tapas/Small Plates, Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Mon - Fri 11:30am - 3pm, 6pm - 10:30pm
Sat & Sun 6pm - 10:30pm
Provided by business


Auckland’s hottest new Izakaya restaurant is here: “Kintaro on Fuji” has welcomed a team of highly skilled chefs direct from FUKUOKA Prefecture in JAPAN so you can experience with full appreciation, the authentic dishes that capture a true spirit of Japanese cooking. Take your time and enjoy, both cuisine and relaxing environment of the Japanese IZAKAYA. The traditional Japanese sand garden (‘KARESANSUI’) sets the scene for you as you enter off Swanson Street. The ambient space helps you to relax and get ready for your experience of most genuine Japanese cuisine. Before becoming an Izakaya restaurant, the eatery previously located here where Kintaro on Fuji now resides, was called “Sansui”.


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Takeaway / Fast Food, Restaurants, Bar & Brasseries, Bistros
Pay & Display
Price Range:
Cheap, Under $15
Good For Groups:
Beer, Wine
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Meals Served:
Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
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Reviews for IZAKAYA Kintaro on Fuji

5 star rating
by Kristina
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.

4 star rating
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.

5 star rating
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.

5 star rating
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.

5 star rating
by Douggy
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 !

4 star rating
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

1 star rating
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.

5 star rating
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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