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Omoide Japanese Restaurant

45 Vine Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-430 3005
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (5 reviews)
“agedashi tofu” (2 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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45 Vine Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been to this restaurant since it was Asahi it is now fabulous. The sashimi was delicious and very reasonable we shared a small platter of sashimi as an entree it was a very generous serving. We then had the udon with tempura it was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lovetworoam
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We love sushi/sashimi though it is difficult to get good quality of this dish outside of Japan or major world cities. So, we were intrigued by the good reviews Omoide had received on Tripadvisor, so we gave it a shot, expecting just decent sushi/sashimi in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ForeignObserver2
Reviewed 27 October 2018

For openers I have to admit that I am no expert on Japanese food. But having grown up in Southern California and in an area with a large Japanese-American population and a healthy choice of Japanese food I know what I like. And ... I've...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PerfectStrangerNZ
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The food was very nice, the atmosphere also, and the waitresses very attentive. Authentic dress and decor , to a point. The food was priced okay and I barely managed to eat all my main after sharing an entree. I liked it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BruceWE
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We've been waiting for authentic Japanese food in Whangarei for ever . At last . And at a very reasonable price . If you love sushimi this is a very satisfying as are the other dishes . We had lunch here the week before too...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bobg2298
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A really lovely Japanese restaurant. Very friendly waitresses. The food was excellent. Tempura prawns the best we have ever eaten, even overseas. Teriyaki chicken amazing. Large portions, we had to take home doggie bags!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank retrosoul
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Arrived to be told they were very busy (we had booked!) and would we mind if our order came out as it was ready. We said that would be fine. It would have been fine if we actually got our meal!! My husband received his...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JanisG206
Japanese Restau... O, Owner at Omoide Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

I'm really sorry to hear about your experience, but we're glad you brought it to our attention. We always try to get food to customers on time, and we obviously messed up given that you had let us know about your schedule in advance. We've...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Went there for dinner and ordered an array of different foods. The food is great taste and great value. Staff are friendly and service is good. Over all a great place to go and would go back in a heart beat.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LeeG2572
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had visited this restaurant many times when it was under another name between 2007-2010. We were told it was now under new owners who were producing authentic Japanese meals of good quality, freshness and super flavours. So we just had to check it out...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Warren Pat S
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We all enjoyed oor meals.I had salmon belly.It was delicious.My wife had avocado sushi which she really enjoyed with a very fresh salad.My sister had the best squid rings she has ever had along with a very fresh salad.The waitresses wore their tradtional japanese dresses...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank HappyTravellers172
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Vine Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-430 3005
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