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4 Best Teppanyaki Spots in Auckland

4 Best Teppanyaki Spots in Auckland

As a born-and-bred Aucklander, I’ve grown up surrounded by the city’s vibrant culture and diverse culinary scene. But there’s one dining experience that has truly captured my heart (and my taste buds): teppanyaki.

There’s just something magical about sitting around a sizzling grill, watching skilled chefs work their culinary wizardry, and indulging in the mouthwatering flavors of Japanese cuisine. 

So, if you’re as passionate about food as I am and you’re craving a taste of the extraordinary, you’re in for a treat! 

Join me as I share my personal guide to the four best teppanyaki spots in Auckland. From cozy hideaways to bustling eateries, these restaurants have left a lasting impression on me and are sure to do the same for you.

1. Daikoku on Quay St

Address148 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 302 2432
Operating hours Monday: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 12 – 2 pm, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Friday to Saturday: 12 – 2 pm, 5:30 – 9 pm
Sunday: 12 – 2 pm, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Must-order menu items Fire Lunch 
Gourmet Lunch 
Ocean Lunch 
Price range $$ average 

Craving for some Teppanyaki food around Auckland? You’ve got to check out Daikoku on Quay Street!

They’ve got these Teppanyaki menus that are just out of this world. And they come with all the fixings – Miso Soup, Daikoku Salad, Teppan Vegetables, Steamed Rice, and, to top it all off, some delicious Ice Cream for dessert.

But if I had to pick a favorite, it’s got to be their Ocean Lunch. 

I mean, who can resist juicy prawns, succulent scallops, and melt-in-your-mouth salmon fillet? It’s like a seafood lover’s dream come true!

2. Katsura Japanese Cuisine 

Address71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 366 3000 
Operating hours Tuesday to Sunday: 5 – 10 pm 
Must-order menu items Vegetable Set 
Matsu Set 
Ume Set 
Price range $$ – $$$ average – expensive 

Another great option for Teppanyaki restaurants in Auckland is Katsura Japanese Cuisine. 

Open up until 10 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday, it offers a variety of dishes such as sushi, sashimi, ramen, and more. But if you love a good show while you eat, you’ll be over their teppanyaki offerings!

One dish that’s got everyone talking is their Take Set. Just imagine starting off with some Edamame, a crisp Garden Salad, and a comforting bowl of Miso Soup. 

Then, it’s on to the main event – a feast for the senses. You’ve got Seasonal Veggies, Prawn Cutlets, Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon, and Garlic Fried Rice. 

And here’s the best part: you get to choose not one, but two proteins. Will it be the free-range Chicken Thigh, the NZ Prime Beef Ribeye, or the West Coast Lamb Cutlet?

As if that wasn’t enough, they top it all off with a dessert platter of the day. I mean, talk about ending on a sweet note!

3. HEIZO Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant 

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Address3d Short Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 529 0808 
Operating hours Tuesday to Friday: 12 – 2 pm, 6 – 9:30 pm 
Saturday: 6 – 9:30 pm 
Must-order menu items Salmon Fillet 
Eye Fillet Steak 
Sirloin Steak / Scotch Fillet Steak 
Price range $$ average 

Have you heard about HEIZO Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant in Auckland? If you’re into Japanese cuisine and love a bit of theatrics with your meal, this is the spot to hit it up!

The moment you walk through its doors, the first thing that you’ll notice is the mouthwatering aroma of sizzling meats and veggies. HEIZO isn’t huge, but it’s got this intimate vibe that just makes the whole experience feel special.

As per their must-try teppanyaki dish, they’ve got this Eye-Fillet Steak that’s just out of this world. I’m talking about tender, juicy slices of beef cooked to perfection right in front of your eyes.

Along with your teppanyaki set, you get all the fixings: Miso Soup, Fresh Green Salad, Teppan Vegetables, and Steamed Rice. It’s a feast fit for a king (or queen).

4. Teppan Dining Bowz 

Address5 Pah Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 630 5413 
Operating hours Tuesday: 6 – 8:30 pm 
Wednesday and Thursday: 12 – 1:30 pm, 6 – 8:30 pm 
Friday and Saturday: 12 – 1:30 pm, 6 – 9 pm 
Sunday: 12 – 1:30 pm, 6 – 8:30 pm 
Must-order menu items NZ Beef Scotch Steak (Onion Steak Sauce) 
Prawns ( 8 pcs.)
Wasabi Aioli Premium King-Salmon (Miso Sauce or Oroshi Ponzu Sauce) 
Price range $$ average 

If you happen to be around Epsom and are craving some Teppanyaki food, go to Teppan Dining Bowz. 

The vibes are super sophisticated, and you can already feel fancy enough to treat yourself here. But the real show begins when you sit down at the Teppanyaki grill.

Apparently, they’ve got these chefs who are total masters of their craft. They put on this insane performance right in front of you, flipping spatulas and juggling ingredients like it’s nobody’s business. 

It’s like dinner and a show rolled into one!

One of their best-sellers is the NZ Beef Scotch Steak with Onion Steak Sauce. How mouth-watering does it sound? 

It comes with all the fixings: Miso Soup, Fried Rice, Side Veggies, and Small Garden Salad. Plus, they’ve got this killer selection of wines and sake to pair with your meal.