Ramen Takara - Ponsonby

272 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011
$$ Japanese Recommended New

Ramen Takara takes great care in crafting tasty, authentic Japanese dishes using locally sourced fresh, raw ingredients. We aim to provide an unique experience that all New Zealanders can enjoy.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Can't find a table? Don't worry, we leave half of the tables for walk-in's!

Business Info

  • Address: 272 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011
  • Cross Street: -
  • Cuisine: Asian | Japanese | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 093606111
  • Features: Full Bar, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
All Day - Main Dining noon - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Main Dining noon - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Main Dining noon - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Main Dining noon - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Main Dining noon - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Main Dining noon - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 867 votes

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Jun 22, 2024
Tania B.
Great food and excellent service It is always a pleasure to have a meal at Ramen Takara

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Jun 03, 2024
Sarah-Jane A.
Great Ramen, enjoyed their konjack noodles.

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Apr 09, 2024
Regan M.
We love ramen ponsonby! Best service and the food is absolutely incredible.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 23, 2023
Claire H.
Lovely meal, outside area VERY hot and stuffy

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Jul 09, 2023
Harbir G.
Amazing

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Jul 07, 2023
Julie W.
Food is fast, fantastic and wonderful service

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Jul 02, 2023
Jacqueline A.
We love Takara. They are consistently delicious, helpful and fast! Authentic ramen with great specials too. 10/10!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2023
Alana H.
Always excellent food and great service! Thanks team

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 01, 2023
PGM Church L.
For first time visitors to Ramen Takara Ponsonby, we are very grateful for accomodating for a big group, everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, every food received were very delicious (#best Ramen noodles) with reasonable prices (worth it) and staff service was great. Many people in the group commented they will definitely be visiting again. Thank you for a superb experience.

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Dec 25, 2022
Roberta Q.
Ramen Takara Ponsonby was amazing in all aspects as always.

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Dec 23, 2022
George F.
Friendly staffs and great authentic japanese ramen in the city. Must try and highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 20, 2022
Holly L.
Best ramen in town always a busy spot staff are always great :)

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 26, 2022
Anne L.
Loved everything!

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Oct 17, 2022
Janice W.
Lots of vegan options, delicious food and friendly knowledgeable staff. Always love going here

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 10, 2022
Rachel H.
Fantastic service, serve size, great value for money. Thank you for a wonderful evening, we will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2022
Rosie M.
Always wonderful

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Sep 18, 2022
Craig D.
Love this place. And love the people who look after you there. Cosy and great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2022
Margaux A.
This is still one of my favourite places to go. Awesome ambience, and the food is amazing.

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Jun 15, 2022
Karl S.
Brilliant

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May 09, 2022
Tracey T.
Fabulous food and service as always. Our favourite place!

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Apr 27, 2022
Tracy D.
Love this place! We’ll be back next time we’re in Akl!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2022
Reyna B.
Lovely staff, delicious food, brilliant service. Thank you

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Apr 09, 2022
Isabella H.
Good service!

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Apr 03, 2022
Rach F.
Always a great meal and service. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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Mar 23, 2022
Kelly S.
Absolutely amazing food and service, will definitely be back. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Mar 20, 2022
John S.
Always consistently good

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Jan 29, 2022
Harvey M.
Zero complaints. Had a bloody lovely time. really well looked after, couldn't believe how quickly drinks came and the food was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 16, 2021
Annemarie B.
fantastic food and service, especially given the more challenging conditions. Staff were wonderful and very accomodating.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2021
Richard A.
Great food, atmosphere and value. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Jul 09, 2021
Lauren W.
All staff were very friendly and accomodating, I felt they valued having me dine there. Nice spot out the back courtyard, warm enough despite being in the middle of winter. Good menu range and can cater for all dietary requirements. Absolutely delicious. Will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2021
Tee H.
Amazing little spot, Food came out very fast and all the staff were all amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 26, 2021
Emma R.
Amazing food, amazing staff - can’t rave about Ramen Takara enough!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 26, 2021
Jessica K.
Loved it ! Good friendly service and delicious food

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Jan 28, 2021
Ed M.
Didn’t disappoint! Staff were fantastic, warm and welcoming and very professional. Food was amazing and my wife and our family enjoyed the evening. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 22, 2021
Teddy A.
The food was fantastic as always. I was impressed with the fresh salmon, and my owner was very happy to hear that the noodles are made by the business. Takumi, our server, provided excellent customer service and I couldn’t fault anything.

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Jan 10, 2021
Nick P.
The staff were very helpful and the food was superb.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2020
Caitlin S.
Everything was amazing - it was my first time there and the servers made us feel very welcomed and at ease. They talked us through the menu and helped us decide our food. The food was to die for!!! We all loved our meals and finished almost everything

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2020
Wendy c.
We travelled from Rotorua and always head to Ramen Takara, love the whole experience there,great vibe,cuisine,customer service,fabulous. We will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 12, 2020
Marilyn O.
I recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2020
Kent B.
I can't fault anything with my experience, the food and service were excellent. A small error with the drinks order was made but it was corrected quickly and easily without issues. Will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Oct 11, 2020
Jane M.
Great night, friendly staff, delicious food! Such good value for money :)

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 02, 2020
Nikki K.
Always fantastic hear. The waitress was very accommodating and ensured my friends soup wasn’t too spicy & mine was extra spicy! Very attentive and helpful

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2020
Joshua T.
Love the place, love the food and love the people. HIGHLY recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2020
Kate K.
Always great food and awesome service

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 06, 2020
Jo E.
Fantastic service, delicious food, great price. Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2020
Karlie L.
Everything was just perfect, food was super yum enjoyed by children and adults. Service was amazing , super helpful and our food came out quick

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 30, 2020
Anita H.
First time having Ramen really enjoyed the whole experience. Would go again.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2020
Stephen L.
Great food as always.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 11, 2020
Joe S.
Really lovely evening. Food and service amazing. Staff so friendly. Can’t wait to go back again soon

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 08, 2020
Chantelle C.
we had the most incredible waitress! She was amazing, so so lovely!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 07, 2020
David V.
Have been to this Ramen Takara - Ponsonby many times, it has always been a great experience. So nice to be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 06, 2020
Debra Y.
Always stellar! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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May 26, 2020
Tanya G.
I will come back again

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
May 25, 2020
Fifi W.
The booking system is great, we were seated straight away. In the past we could not book so had to wait outside for 15 mins, sometimes in the cold. Very friendly and professional service. Food is consistently good. This place remains our family's favourite since Day 1 we went. Will definitely be our favourite for a long while.

Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2020
Tyler C.
Lovely experience with the nicest waitress xx

Overall: 9/10
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Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
May 20, 2024
Riya K.
The staff was amazing! Couldn’t be happier with the service, everyone at ramen takara made the birthday dinner so special.

Overall: 9/10
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Nov 25, 2023
Lincoln W.
Tasty food, but would love just a little more meat in ramen. Cocktails delicious! Delivered with great service and in a fun, lively environment.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 13, 2023
Mike M.
Very tasty. Unfortunately we couldn’t get there earlier so lunch somewhat truncated.

Overall: 9/10
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May 20, 2023
Keith F.
I have eaten in both the Browns Bay and Ponsonby locations, and have never had a bad experience.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Jan 26, 2023
Bettina T.
Happy staff, good food.

Overall: 9/10
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Jan 10, 2022
Karen C.
Great food, we love this place. However, both my daughter and I had diarrhoea after dinner - don’t know what it was that we ate, maybe the karaage chicken? But we still enjoyed our anniversary dinner and will definitely come back again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2021
Isla M.
Just a bit chilly in courtyard. Otherwise EXCELLENT value for money - attentive staff and great drinks and kai

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 25, 2021
Milon T.
Really good overall. The only challenging thing was that the courtyard (where we were seated) was a bit cold. This was addressed when the team provided blankets, which were great. However, it would have been ideal for the courtyard to be warm from the beginning.

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 24, 2020
Patricia D.
Tabletop felt sticky. Food was very good. Service excellent

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 25, 2020
Rewa H.
Excellent ramen, fast and friendly staff. Lovely, relaxed vibe and great value. Best ramen in town if you ask me!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 20, 2020
Christopher G.
It’s a regular go to

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
May 25, 2020
Rishi T.
Fantastic experience as always at Ramen Takara. Only reason i have scored 9 instead of 10 because this time around they did not have thier kids menu and we had 4 kids with us. Apart from this Food,Service,Ambience was Top Notch

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
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Feb 04, 2024
Lorna L.
Great evening for 2 families to celebrate

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Jan 20, 2024
Bronwyn P.
Great restaurant and food - as always

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 15, 2023
Claire M.
Great ambience with heaters for winter. Good value meal for an everyday catch up.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 04, 2023
Soojin C.
Before ordering, I asked one of staff if there is an egg in spicy tantan ramen. She said she doesn't know and told me it doesn't have. So I added eggs for extra and I had two eggs in my ramen as it had one with it already.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 28, 2023
Matthew A.
A great experience as always! They kindly let us take a birthday cake, and didn't even charge for it. The only thing I would say could have been improved, was letting us sit with our main dishes whilst we were eating the dessert.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 24, 2023
Claudine H.
Great food. Fresh and good value for money.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 22, 2022
Oliver E.
One slice of pork in the Tonkatsu was a bit of a disappointment. Was expecting a minimum of 3

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 21, 2022
Chris F.
Best Ramen in Auckland

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 21, 2020
Hilary E.
Great. Yummy food served fresh and reasonably fast.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 13, 2020
Pablo R.
Food is really tasty but I find the portion is a bit small

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 12, 2020
Beret A.
Absolutely love the food and service but was a little cold on one side of table nearest to wall.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2022
Caroline T.
The out door courtyard is cold , even with a blanket. Ok for summer but not winter unless you can get a table directly beneath the heaters. Food was lovely and service good.