Update: Due to current restrictions, our menu, capacity and opening hours may differ from what is below.
Please call 07 527 0484 or email kiaora@izakai.co.nz to know more and book your spot

Bar and Eatery


MONDAY - Tuesday: 5:00pm until late
Wednesday - SUNDAY: 11:30AM UNTIL LATE

ki te IZAKAI BAR ANd Eatery

A local NZ twist on the Japanese Izakaya, Izakai Bar and Eatery brings together culture, tradition and flavours of Maori and Japanese to create a unique dining and drinking experience. Izakai was born when a friend and I realised a mutual love of hospitality, our home of Aotearoa and the desire to create a venue that we would want to spend time in ourselves.

We created an intimate space centred around our long-curved bar, ideal for date night, dinner and drinks before the movies or a night out with your mates.

Check out our menu of mouth-watering options including favourites Hangi Pork and Watercress Ramen, Creamed Paua and Prawn Gyoza and our Award-winning mānuka honey roasted kūmara pie. And don't miss out on our delicious handcrafted cocktails using local ingredients, beautiful wines and cold beers.

We absolutely can’t wait to host you soon.

Kia Ora, Liam and the Izakai Team


Eftpos NZ Outstanding
New Venue of the Year


Asahi Beverages Outstanding
Bartender of the Year

Bidfood Tauranga Outstanding
Chef of the Year

Monin NZ Outstanding
Cocktail Experience of the Year
While bookings are always strongly encouraged, we do have limited space for walk-ins. All reservations are subject to the time limit noted in your confirmation email, if more time is needed please get in touch.

Any bookings for groups larger than 8, please contact us via kiaora@izakai.co.nz


Bayfair Dining Precinct | Mount Maunganui
07-572 0484 | kiaora@izakai.co.nz

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