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Tanto Japanese Dining

) #801 of 2,998 Restaurants in Auckland Region ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese
250 Manukau Road | Epsom, 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-522 2300
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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250 Manukau Road | Epsom, 1023, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small Japanese restaurant in Epsom is a cosy place with helpful staff. Relatively easy parking in streets nearby. we went for Japanese food and were perplexed as several meals were served with mashed potato. We were told this was for New Zealand taste, We...More

Thank JenBear2
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Excellent food, authentic, fresh and tasty. Great service, perhaps because we were speaking japanese the staff were very casual, friendly and yet efficient, but looking at the other kiwi families there (all tables were full) I noticed that they were serving them with the same...More

Thank GrantTaylor25
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying close by without a car so we took a chance on this restaurant and were amazed by the freshness of the food, the taste sensations and the service. Our 6 year old ( can be fussy), adored the dumplings and prawns she...More

Thank 920lorrainec
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We decided to book here for dinner on our way to an event that was located close by. The service was good with friendly staff, and the layout was good. With the food, we ordered the set menu to save time due to where we...More

Thank john j
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We came as a family, with more members than expected joining us (over the course of an hour) for supper. The staff were welcoming and accommodating as we added family, including young children to our group. The food was wonderful, really wonderful - family favorites...More

Thank etobianToronto
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We have been there many times with family. Normally we went there for lunch. Very fresh salmon meals. It's my favourite Japanese restaurant in Auckland. The owner/manager a Japanese man, very friendly and helpful. A great Japanese restaurant, highly recommended to all.

Thank GraceLH123
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Can't fault this place Have tried loads of different dishes and never had a bad one. Delicious fresh sushimi. We love the "tapas "style of eating so try many small plates and share.

Thank GizMadge
Reviewed 3 May 2016

My wife and I visited this place while staying nearby in an AirBnB. Wow! Everything we had was fantastic--the seared salmon melted in my mouth, the sushi was excellent, as were the gyoza, etc. We'd highly recommend this place!

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Very small and cute restaurant. Friendly staff and short wait time. Food was very good, but not as much selection as other Japanese restaurants, but the prices where very fair.

Thank DonnaNicholas
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Went with kids and parents for quick meal. Service was terrific, very friendly and welcoming, and efficient too. Lovely to see the owner Kuni out on the floor serving and welcoming guests. Food was beautifully presented with touches a notch above your usual izakaya, like...More

Thank nudelmeister
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Manukau Road | Epsom, 1023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-522 2300
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The best Japanese restaurant I have tried outside of Japan; they had all my sashimi and sushi favourites, great tempura, and an excellent range of nihonshuu (sake). We went there two nights out three that we were in Auckland; spent close to $300 (NZ) and enjoy every moment of our 2 dining experiences... Les and Anna.. Nov 2011...
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