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Kawasemi Japanese Tea House

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109 Main Rd | Dickensons Arcade, Derwent Park, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7009, Australia
+61 3 6278 1322
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Hobart, Australia
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152 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there last week for another impromptu lunch. Haven't been since the last review but will not be hurrying back. Service slow and the experience well disappointing to say the least. Food unexceptional. Will not be back in a hurry.

Thank Clare D
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Kawasemi teahouse was a real find, out in a small arcade just off the main road in Moonah. I owed this discovery to my eldest daughter who lives in Hobart and knows that I love Japanese food- she and I went to an Adult Education Japanese cooking course, many years ago now. I have since made a point of visiting... More 

1 Thank JudithKellett
Hobart, Australia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We use to get our sushi fix from Kawasemi on a regular basis, but the last time we ordered a takeaway platter of sushi and sashimi we were a little disappointed. It was quite expensive and the platter wasn't that full. Taste wise there was also something missing...like no seasoning in the rice or something. When we first visited we... More 

Thank Eleanor P
Greater Hobart, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Looking for an early, reasonably priced gorgeously clean and refreshing midweek meal, there is absolutely no Restaurant to beat the Kawasaki Tea House. To start we had the Mussel Soup. A beautiful entree of Prawn wrapped in mushroom and Onion skin. The Sukiyaki brilliant as usual and I should have remembered the more than plentiful servings when I ordered the... More 

1 Thank thamuthafiga2016
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very tasty food especially the steak and salmon dishes. They supply generous proportions. It is an enjoyable small restaurant to share a meal with friends and parking is not a problem. Conversation is not spoiled by too much surrounding noise.

Thank Jill C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Kawasemi used to be a favourite restaurant. Not any more. On a recent visit floor was filthy, chairs dirty and stained. Food was very average but had become expensive. Chunky sashimi betrayed a novice chef. We were all crammed into one room and so it was noisy even though tables were set in the second room. We won’t be returning.

Thank WendyHobart
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Have ordered take away and eaten in many times and it's always amazing and the service is second to none!!

Thank Caitlin M
Melbourne, Australia
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179 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This lovely restaurant is hidden away in a little arcade in Moonah. It has a good menu of authentic Japanese food, and nice ambience. The portions are generous, and food terrific. Booking essential, opens for lunch mon to sat, dinner wed to sat.

Thank Patricia J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

As always this is by far the most outstanding Japanese restaurant i have been too!! Had the bento box tonight absolutely everything it contained was delicious!! Service is always friendly

Thank Alastair D
Acton Park, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We use to go here all the time, however the last three visits we have had chunky cut sashimi and bones in two out of three dishes... the price has gone up and the quality has gone done... shame really...

3 Thank mlong77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 19
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Main Rd | Dickensons Arcade, Derwent Park, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7009, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Glenorchy  >  Derwent Park
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6278 1322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?