- Free Off-Street, Free On-Street, Pay, Pay & Display
- Price Range:
- Moderate, $15 - $25
- Good For Groups:
- Good For Children:
- Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- No BYO
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Dietary Restrictions:
- Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Meals Served:
- Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
- Payment Types:
- Seating For:
- Outdoor Seating:
Reviews for Tokyo Club
by Kristine G.
17th January 2014
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Had a lovely evening here with some friends. The food is simple and authentic. Steak cooked to perfection sashimi super fresh nice wine it was wonderful. If u don’t have Japanese food all the time and u don’t know some of the language just ask. Will be back to this trendy wee place
22nd July 2014
I have been there a couple of times already and enjoy the food, atmospheres, and service every time. Love the perfectly cooked grilled meat accompanied by various awesome sauce. The owner of the restaurant told us about the history of one of the sauces too. The restaurant must be backed up by chefs at top of the game!
There are lunch takeaway items too – i love the reasonably priced small sushi packs that are perfect for kids!
Will definetely bring my kids next time.
by Lorraine S.
13th June 2014
I love this place! Gorgeous fresh food and great, friendly service.
I have been a few times now and it is always an amazing experience. This place has become a bit of a local now for my friends and I..yum!
by Jane W.
2nd June 2014
Best Sushi I have had – so fresh and tasty. The prawns were large and perfectly cooked and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was really welcoming as well, perfect to watch everything going on at Ponsonby Central. I have been recommending Tokyo Club to everyone I know.
by Heleen G.
18th March 2014
Tokyo Club had a great atmosphere, friendly staff and were incredibly helpful. The food was absolutely divine and I can’t wait to go back. Yummy!!!!
by Jared P.
5th March 2014
I went to Tokyo Club with some friends for a casual bite, and the atmosphere was perfect. I loved the laneway style seating.
The service was fast and friendly, the food and beer were great (I had the Chicken Karaage and a mixed green salad and both were excellent) and I would recommend this place to anyone.
9th January 2014
Best Japanese restaurant in New Zealand. I am a regular. I love sushi and there’s is super great. if you don’t want something they will take it out! great service!!! I am such a regular I don’t even have to order they just bring out my food! Everything is fresh. I LOVE IT. If you feel like anything Japanese food I would highly recommend TOKYO CLUB!!!
by Calvin H.
2nd January 2014
I caught up with a friend here and enjoyed a couple of crisp clean asahi beers from the tap, some edamame beans, and some really nice karaage chicken.
Friendly service, yummy food, cold beer, busy ambience sitting at the counter watching the chefs work and the hustle and bustle of Ponsonby Central. Will be back again soon
by Kevin C.
1st January 2014
Thank you once again Tokyo Club for being great hosts and your food is always top notch. I specifically chose to come and have my ‘last supper of 2013′ last night with you Japanese style!…with friends tagging along.
Sarasa and team, all the best for 2014 and will definitely be sending our guests your way……because I know you are a fantastic host and they will be taken care of.
by Deb F.
30th December 2013
Buyer beware, they are very hospitable and they REALLY want your business. Before you go, consider what you order. You will not be guided well.
Case in point: I went there with my elderly mum on a rainy summer’s night. We were eager to sit down in the comfy compact seating area. However when I asked the wait person/owner (I checked, she is one of the owners) if she thought I’d ordered ‘enough’ for x2 she said, “YES.” Wrong! I’d ordered FAR TOO MUCH FOOD. “Too much?” “Mmmm. No.” She even told me “The roll is 8 pieces. Ok?” My fault for being excited to be there inside from the rain, fresh in from overseas and not taking more time to ask specific questions. Or is it? I eat out a lot and am automatically guided by my server if I over order. “Did I order enough?” In my experience, a professional who wants your return business would have advised, “I think you have a lot here for two.” Or…the roll also comes with 4 pieces…”
So by the end of the meal, we felt conned.
Also, be aware, a LOT of their food is deep fried, like the chicken pieces with mayo. All the mayonnaise is commercial and arrives in a blob on your plate. And the Prawn Salad, with mayo. I should say the $22 Prawn salad, which I checked to see if I could cancel. “No. Sorry.” Guess what? It arrived 8 minutes AFTER I asked to cancel it. Bad business Tokyo Club. For a $22 salad you’ll get a few nondescript greens in an underwhelming dressing, some deep-fried battered prawns oil-saturating the greens and that ubiquitous commercial mayonnaise. Very very poor. I’ve eaten in Japanese restaurants all over the world and though I don’t think Tokyo City is bad, it is at the least, very average. However, it left a bad taste and we both felt taken quite advantage of, despite our host trying to salvage the situation with compliments. She was very aware I wasn’t thrilled, ever since I’d tried to cancel the ($22!) salad and thus was very encouraging we “take it home in a box.” Soggy deep-fried left overs? Dried Rice Roll the next day? Sorry. Not my idea of a party or value for money. Definitely will not return. Go to the restaurant across the street for better value and a much more generous spirit. Greed is very distasteful.
6th December 2013
We went out for lunch here two weeks ago. I always enjoy sitting on the counter watching the food being prepared. The sashimi was as fresh as anything I’ve had in Auckland, with the tuna a highlight. Salmon sushi rolls were coated in salmon caviar, giving the pieces great pop and explosions of flavour in every bite. The donburi was very good also. I would be eager to return for dinner
4th June 2013
Went with a group of friends the night of the polar blast and sat outside on one of the fire tables. By the end of the night I had my jacket and scarf off. I had the Seafood Toban, it was divine. Scallops, fish, squid in a beautiful sauce served in a traditional Japanese bowl. I would highly recommend this dish.
21st May 2013
Had dinner here last night – a great little spot with very delicious food choices and Japanese-style ambiance. The wait staff were very attentive and polite, and our selections, plus repeats of favourites, arrived almost as soon as ordered. Do try eating out here if you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine.
by Ammie W.
23rd April 2013
I took my friend for lunch to Tokyo Club on nice sunny day.
Loved sitting outside table which is like a “IRORI” style.
Selection of sake is wonderful. Their original sake :SARASA: is quite nice.
EDAMAME beans are added light of amount of salt.
OKONOMIYAKI was nice, has good moisture, most of restaurant dose over cooked.
If you want to have decent Japanese food, go Tokyo Club.
by Nicky D.
20th April 2013
A friend and I had lunch at Tokyo Club recently and we had the okonomiyaki and a few other small dishes, all the food was delicious and the service was great, would definately go back there and recommend to others
20th April 2013
This is one of my favourite Japanese restaurants. The food is izakaya style – consistently good and well presented. I especially liked the deep fried squid legs with Asahi on tap. And there is a great range of sake to choose from. I will definitely be returning.
by Robin W.
17th April 2013
Being a local resident we wanted to support and like the Tokyo Club but unfortunately we found it to be very average and very expensive. The adamame beans were cold, hard and had very little seasoning.
The duck dumplings were luke warm. The teriyaki chicken was quite good but the beef fillet was absolutely tasteless, overcooked and disappointingly small for $26. With a bottle of wine it came to $120 and we weren’t even at a table. As we were leaving we bumped into some friends who were about to be served, we spoke the next day and they too said how average they also found it to be. I’m sorry but we will not be going there again and that’s a shame because we love Japanese food.
2nd April 2013
Just had an excellent evening at Tokyo Club.
Beautifully presented and fresh sashimi, followed by an lamb teppan cooked to perfection and accompanied by some Japanese beer.
Will definitely come back.
by David B.
3rd February 2013
Lunch on a hot summers day was cold Sake along with sashimi in a very vibrant environment. Great choice of seating at either the bar, inside or outside.
Very quick and friendly service.
We will be heading back soon.
by Alice K.
10th January 2013
This place is great! Relaxed atmosphere, friendly, helpful staff and amazing food – the okonomiyaki is incredible.
The lunch menu is very well priced and the dinner menu is very reasonable.
The house special cocktails are delicious and well crafted and the sake selection is extensive.
Great place to eat!
by Dominic H.
15th December 2012
Great little find in the gem of the new Ponsonby Central! Great service, atmosphere and very authentic too. Casual style with great selection of beer, sake and wine.
You can watch the chefs make your food in front of you, enjoy the sounds of Radio Ponsonby right next door.
I found it a great place to kick back and relax with friends, enjoying Japanese tap beer and teppan style steak and seafood.
Outside has two tables with gas fire, great for the cooler evenings.
There are tables for more private dinning round the side, great design too.
Only complaint would be that you can’t book.
by Gustavo M.
14th December 2012
I’ve tried sake and food match, and it was awesome!! I’ve basically done the same as with wine, guided myself through the great list of sake and asked a little suggestion for a sushi and sake. The sweet smell and taste of those Ginjo-shu matched perfectly with sushi and sashimi. Thank’s Tokyo Club!!
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