Kazuya restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018by Metro
Kazuya restaurant review
Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Kazuya on Symonds Street does fine-dining French/Japanese.
White-gloved waiters, earnest yet personable service and all the finery you’d expect if this were a Michelin-starred restaurant make Kazuya the perfect treat. Executive chef and owner Kazuya Yamauchi combines classic European cooking techniques with pared-back Japanese style. Take the octopus – braised and served in the bottom of a thick-rimmed glass, it’s topped with yellow capsicum reduced to goo, and light-as-a-cloud fennel foam. It sounds overworked but makes so much sense to eat. The wine list is an education in French vinification, and the sake list is one of the best in the city.
What it offers Fixed-price meals / Good for vegetarians / Dégustation options / Craft beer selection /
Express lunch (Friday only) / Takes large groups (up to 12 people)
A favourite dish Octopus with yellow capsicum and fennel.
Awards Finalist, Best Drinks List
Hours Lunch Fri, Dinner Tue-Sat
Chef Kazuya Yamauchi
193 Symonds St, Eden Terrace
See here for all of Metro's Top 50 Auckland restaurants for 2018
Latest Dining Articles
Time is of the essence in a bank heist, and in the digital world, cryptocurrency tokens can be transferred in a flash and converted to US dollars.Read more
NEO is a new all-day eatery overlooking Queen St.Read more
By any objective measure, our justice and prison systems are failing. But tireless campaigner Kim Workman says ideas for reform are gaining traction.Read more
Bay of Islands’ furniture marker and workshop tutor Richard Hare uses hand tools to craft his chairs.Read more
What's new to eat in Auckland this January.Read more