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Karin Japanese Restaurant - CLOSED

237 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-356 7101
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
14 Apr 2014
“Order lost on the way to kitchen”
3 Feb 2014
“Great meal”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
237 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We were feeling like japanese food on Sunday evening so we went to Karin (which seems to be called Nakayoshi now by the way). What was supposed to be a quick snack stretched to become a one hour meal! We ordered 1 sashimi, 1 sushi...More

Thank Miocaro
Reviewed 3 February 2014

It's kind of out of the way up stairs, but we wandered into this restaurant on holiday. I realised I'd been here ten years previously, the night before Big Day Out. Had a very nice meal, reasonably priced, great little restaurant full of people mid-week...More

Thank Somewheresouthern
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Wifey led us to this restaurant after vetoing countless others across 3 different popular dining districts. The tagline that drew us in was the semi politically-incorrect "Owned by Japanese, Cooked by Japanese, Way to Go" sign below. But after all this is about cuisine, and...More

Thank baaron
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Japanese owned and operated this restaurant is the best I'm Parnell for lunch. I have no idea what it's dinner menu is like but I lunch there every couple of weeks and have done for over 10 years. Bento boxes are the go, but the...More

Thank Sakanawa
Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

A great place for informal Japanese. Casual dining, simple surroundings, friendly Japanese staff, great value

1  Thank GrahamR888
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Love Karin and am a regular visitor. Authentic Japanese, with great service in a friendly and unpretentious setting. Great meeting place for friends. Highly recommend.

1  Thank NickyfromNZ
Reviewed 10 April 2013

I have been to this small family run restaurant several times (most recently in April 2013) and each time the food is great. The small Japanese rock garden at the top of the stairs lets you know this place is the real deal. Usually I...More

Thank onyabike
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Sadly not the best Japanese I have had. Food was pretty average and didn't seem as fresh as Japanese normally is, and overly deep fried. Service was good and on time. Dark and strange interior, probably wouldn't visit again.

Thank misslovgreen
Reviewed 29 April 2012

There was 5 of us in the group. It was a Sunday afternoon. The service was not good and our meals all arrived at different times, with one meal failing to materialise. Would we revisit, probably not. The meal itelf was pleasant enough, but a...More

Thank bosso1963
Reviewed 16 December 2011

just fine for a quick bite in the city.nothing special but ok

Thank salimdale
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-356 7101
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