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Friday Favourites 4: Western Springs Road Roll

One of my favourite sushi rolls is the Western Springs Road Roll at Taiko in Kingsland right by the train station. It is grilled teriyaki eel on cucumber avocado roll. It’s just a coincidence that we lived on Western Springs Road when we first tried this sushi dish.

Taiko is one of my favourite Japanese restaurants because of its location, ambience and fantastic food at reasonable prices. Plenty of good sake and Japanese beers are available and Taiko also have wonderful banquet set meals for groups. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had the banquet but it’s been wonderful every time. Banquets are great as you just put your trust in the chefs and they bring out dish after dish of food throughout the night. They happily cater for vegetarians and pescatarians too.

Best to order dishes tapas style to share or to dive into the banquet.

Taiko Japanese Restaurant and Bar
460A New North Road
Auckland 1021
New Zealand
Ph: (09) 815 0610

Hours: Tues to Sun, 5pm to late

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.

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