The design of the place was very simple. The typical Japanese type of feel to it. The waiters and chefs were Japanese and spoke Japanese. Communication with the waiters was okay, not too difficult. They were able to understand what we wanted properly.
Renkon is my fave. Always cheap and cheerful and very filling. Pork katsu donburi always hits the spot. Weird and wonderful soft drink that go well also. They have seating next door at my bar if it gets full as well. Quality ingredients and very fresh.
What a place...you know you will get a good feed and value for money.
Food is always tasty and if you are hungry go with the regular size or not so hungry there is the option for a smaller size. The free green tea is refreshing and healthy.
One of my regular must eats once a week :)
Renkon in central Auckland does great food, quickly. It's fairly priced and its donburi bowls are a much better choice than the plethora of cheap-and-nasty fast food restaurants in the immediate area. It's pretty much just a tiny little whole-in-the-wall but there are some seats out in the alleyway. If you're lucky, there'll be some live music at the bar next door so you can enjoy that while you chow down on Japanese food.
10 Durham St Auckland Central Auckland
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