Kazuya restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

by Metro / 21 June, 2018
Scallop, tuna, clam, verjuice and fermented won bok. Photo/Josh Griggs.

Scallop, tuna, clam, verjuice and fermented won bok. Photo/Josh Griggs.

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
Bookings Yes
Price $$$
Seats 25
Chef Kazuya Yamauchi

kazuya.co.nz
193 Symonds St, Eden Terrace
Ph 377-8537 

See here for all of Metro's Top 50 Auckland restaurants for 2018

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