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Bien Japanese Cuisine /Shortland

This restaurant is located in the CBD − at the heart of the beast, on Shortland Street − and has the suits queuing out on the pavement for their sushi takeout menu. The interior is a very stylish fifty-seater restaurant. The owner/chef, designed the interior himself – high-ceilinged, modern and open plan – utilizing a traditional, subdued colour scheme of Japanese red and black.

Bien’s excellent sushi − customers rave about it − comes in a variety of classic combinations. And the restaurant’s buffet counter display makes selecting your sushi easy; you needn’t worry about wrapping your mouth round any diffi cult Japanese words − just wrap it around an exquisite piece of maki or nigiri-zushi. (Bien’s openness to cultural influences, and willingness to experiment, is evident in a recent addition to their sushi line, the “Italian Salad Roll” − made with sun-dried tomato, basil pesto & avocado). Bien is also reputed to have the best udon noodles in town.

A half-sized portion of tendon, katsudon, or udon is a steal at $4.50, and a quick, popular lunch for those hurried business types. Check website for Sushi delivery areas and hours, www.bien.co.nz

Bien Japanese Cuisine /Shortland, 4.0 out of 5 based on 4 ratings

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4 Reviews

  1. Sushi Stu, 7 years ago

    looks great i will def try in when im in the area!

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  2. Gary, 7 years ago

    One of our favourite lunch venues now. The food is always exquisite, the service exceptional and the prices very reasonable. My favourite is the “Spicy Chicken Don” (deep fried spicy chicken & coriander on rice) – with loads of soya sauce and wasabi, yum! Highly recommended!

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  3. Lilly, 8 years ago

    Furniture very comfortable and I enjoyed the clean look, and the colour scheme. Very japanese and also very modern – nice mixture.

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  4. Megan, 9 years ago

    Having the option of a little or a lot means you can easily adjust your meal to suit your budget. Good for a big meal or a quick, tasty snack. Prices were very reasonable too.

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