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“Best restaurant in Grafton by far”

Teppan Mate, Japanese Bar & Grill
Ranked #6 of 85 Restaurants in Grafton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Australian
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We've been dining here since they first opened 4 or 5 (?) years ago. Never disappoints. The staff are always lovely, the food is always absolutely delicious and we never go away hungry. Wait times are usually minimal. We always recommend this place to others and have never heard of it disappointing anyone.

It is really not what you would expect from the title of this resteraunt, so give it a try. The biggest reason I have heard for people not trying it is they think it will be tipical teppanyaki, or sushi. It isn't it is BBQed beef, chicken and pork mainly, with also salmon, prawns, eel and tofu on offer. The sauces are amazing and it all goes together so well with the complimentary sides.

Please try this restaurant! The best in Grafton by far.

Thank James F
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My partner and I went here for lunch: we have been very spoilt by having several very good Japanese restaurants in our area and it is one of our favourite cuisines. We were very disappointed first by the unfriendly staff and then by the limited and quite confusing menu. We love Japanese California and Sushi rolls which are not offered at this restaurant and we also like sharing dishes so we ordered an entree and a rice Bento only to be informed that whilst they would supply us both with cutlery there would not be 2 plates provided so we could share. No apology or anything: that was just outrageous! We also wanted a drink and had to ask for the drinks menu. The food was served reasonably quickly and was tasty enough but certainly not served with the usual care you expect of Japanese. If you are travelling and planning somewhere for lunch try to hold out for Port Macquarie where the Japanese restaurants are vastly superior to this. The fact that this place is rated so highly on TA suggests that the overall standard of food and service in Grafton must be very average because this place only just scrapes in with a 3 and was probably halfway closer to a 2.

1  Thank minzo007
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We were surprised by this restaurant. The waitress was very helpful, service was prompt & the meals were good with plenty on the plate. The price was also reasonable. I can see why this place is very popular.

Thank iana4417
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Have yet to eat in but their bento box is to die for we always feel like it’s a healthy choice , lunch bowl is great value as well

Thank Djones06
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We are regulars & eat here 1-2 x weekly...
We recommend the teriyaki salmon, extra hot curry chicken & teriyaki chicken with noodles...my 4yr old daughter loves the steamed chicken dim sims...
The service is great & very friendly...
Tis family owned & run business is always extremely clean & we have never had a bad meal to date...
Thank you for feeding us beautiful tasty food...

Thank Bianca J
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