Our Ponsonby Renkon is right in the middle of Ponsonby Road and takeaway-focused. Renkon offers meals made from traditional Japanese ingredients such as rice, udon, miso, sea-weed, soy-sauce along with green tea but tailored to Kiwi tastes and way of life. Come in and experience Japanese Donburi for yourself, we know you'll be hooked.

We are open 7 days a week
Lunch: 11.30am - 3.00pm
Dinner: 5.00pm - 9.30pm


Price Range Cheap & cheerful
Ambience Lively
Accepts credit cards Yes
Noise level Upbeat
Licence Alcohol free

Products and specialities

Katsu curry
Miso katsu


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Quick and delicious Japanese! My go-to for a night that I can NOT be bothered cooking.

Renkon is one of my all time favourites places to go for a cheap eat! The karaage chicken is the best!

Great, fresh food for a decent price.

The price, the location, the presentation of the food and the staff.

Awesome cheap & consistent Japanese meals. Good quality & loads of options for a quick meal.

Generous portions, Good quick takeway meals or dine in and eat at Mea Culpa bar next door

Amazing food in a hurry, we love the miso katsu chicken and grabbing a spicy soup to go.

Always delicious and loads of healthy options ,

It took me a year of living in Auckland to discover Renkon and I never looked back. For $11.50 you get a really decent sized meal and everything on the menu is delicious - I recommend the salmon (or tofu) teriyaki and the chicken sauce-katsu on rice. You can sit at Mea Culpa next door and they'll bring your meal over to you - sit outside in summer. 

Always special tasty hot well presented dishes. Love the ponsonby store, seats outside with heater and overlooking ponsonby road. I love the salmon terijaki and can't get enough. The fresh veg and the rice is delicious. Free green tea !!!  $11.50 for every bowl and starters for $5 - can't complain - only smile. Wish I could go every week!!