Kura Japanese Restaurant
- Mon – Wed 5:30pm – 11pm
- Thur & Fri 12noon – 2pm, 5:30pm – 11pm
- Sat 5:30pm – 11:30pm
- Sun 5:30pm – 11pm
- Children's Menu
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 80
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Kura Japanese Restaurant has a sophisticated atmosphere to match their modern Japanese cuisine.
Kura is the only restaurant in Auckland where you can sample Okinawan style food with traditional dishes such as Rafiti (slow cooked pork belly) and Champon (Okinawan, stir fry with bitter cucumber).
Kura Sake Bar is also a great place for a pre or post movie dinner.
14 Reviews for Kura Japanese Restaurant
Was here on a friday night in April, day before my birthday to pre celebrate with the lady.
We ordered the takowasabi (Raw squid with wasabi flavour), tofu salad (beautiful), forgot wat sushi it was but it was good and a salmon head each.
Salmon head had a bit too much salt on one side but the natural oils of the salmon balanced it out nicely.
The environment was beautiful like you’re in a underground bar.
Will go back soon
Most Japanese restaurants have great service and food, however Kura just seems to be that one step above. They were very accommodating for one of our guests who was on a restricted diet. We liked all the dishes we ordered but for me the soft shell crab was the winner.
Worth walking down the stairs.
I definitely reccomend Kura for a group or an intimate dinner spot!
I’ve been visiting Kura since 2007, whether it’s just two dining, or 10, we were always served promptly and courteously.
The atmosphere is really great (kimonos as wall hangings!).
Kura feels like a secret Auckland has just for you, the Japanese cuisine connoisseur.
Extensive list of Japanese alcoholic beverages await you, bubbling merrily like Chuhi, which other Japanese restaurants in the area fail to stock.
One complaint: they removed the sukiyaki from the menu (one serve sukiyaki with a candle! so cute).
no substantial vegetarian options on the menu, but they put a tofu donburi together for me on request which i was really impressed with.
service was really friendly, but several of the staff made mistakes – delivering food we hadn’t ordered on one occasion, and delivering 2 beers instead of 1 (not such a bad predicament really). but they were gracious smiley and apologetic about these things which just made the whole experience enjoyable.