Kazu Japanese Restaurant | Wellington CBD

Our obsession with Japanese food is a well-known fact among our friends, so it’s not surprising that I’m writing a post about another Japanese restaurant. S and I love eating at Kazu Japanese Restaurant not only because their food’s consistently enjoyable, but also because their staff are some of the loveliest people we’ve interacted with. Service here is always A+! Don’t mistake this one for the Kazu Yakitori Bar along Courtenay. They’re under the same company, but we much prefer the vibes at this one along Tory Street.

slices of raw tuna, snapper and salmon on a plate with a bottle of soy sauce in the background
Large Sashimi Plate (NZ$15.00)

Sushi and Sashimi. Always starting our meal with the best way possible! The sashimi plate with its slices of fresh tuna, snapper and salmon is our go-to. It’s honestly a bit on the expensive side, but we don’t mind paying a little more for quality. We’ve also tried their salmon nigiri and California rolls on two different occasions; both were equally superb.

bowl of spicy ramen topped with pork bbq slices and vegetables
Spicy BBQ Pork Ramen (NZ$13.00)

Ramen. They only have 3 types of ramen on their menu, and our favorite one by far is this Spicy BBQ Pork Ramen. You won’t be disappointed with how tender the pork slices are.

lunch set consisting of a bowl of miso soup, rice, slices of raw salmon, chicken katsu with egg on a claypot and a small piece of strawberry cheesecake
Chicken Katsu Egg Zen (NZ$16.00)

a close up shot of the chicken katsu with egg inside a claypot

Lunch Sets. Kazu has several sets you can choose from for lunch, and it’s one of the many reasons why we love this place. The sets include soup, rice, sashimi and a little piece of cheesecake as dessert, making it a well-rounded and satisfying meal. A favorite among my friends is this Chicken Katsu Egg Zen with its signature sweet sauce.

plate of fried soft shell crab with some sweet chili sauce on the side
Softshell Crab Karaage (NZ$15.80)

We often find ourselves there for lunch, mainly because there are less people. However, we’ve also dropped by for dinner where we enjoyed items that weren’t on the lunch menu, like this softshell crab karaage. S loved this so much that he once asked if we could have it for lunch as well, and the people at Kazu were more than willing to accommodate our request. Like I said, service here is great!

Kazu's wooden signage located at the front of the restaurant

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