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Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar

319 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 5353
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (26 reviews)
“skewers” (14 reviews)
“beef tataki” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
319 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

My lovely wife and I dropped in to join one of our kids for his birthday celebration last night in Tanukis cave. Unfortunately he had under catered for numbers so we decided to enjoy a meal upstairs. The bar is quite lovely, and has a...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Food was fine, service was fine until the boss got angsty AFTER we paid. Said we needed to leave because they were closing, yet they were still serving "friends and staff". How can mere paying customers tell the difference ? As a visitor to Auckland...More

Thank Wharf N
Reviewed 28 February 2018

great food. cosy atomosphere. casual. friendly staff. asked if we in hurry .. we said no - food still came quicker than most places. yum plum wine.

Thank 933sharon1967
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I have been here many times and I always enjoy their food and drinks. You must try their monthly specials. Will come back again:)

Thank kateT2948DH
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I went down to tanukis cave after having not gone for a while. And was really underwhelmed. The menu has become way more restrictive - only some salads and skewers of things. Food wasn’t as good as it used to be unfortunately. I did enjoy...More

Thank Georgia R
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Good things: These food was delicious! I really liked the steak and salmon The service was great. Not so good: The portions were very small and quite pricey (in my opinion the 'share' plates are normal sized). We were there on a weeknight during dinner...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

With all the great reviews I thought it would be better but it was just ok. The karaage was about the level you can get out of the freeze section of the asian grocery, the beef tataki lacked flavor, the kakiage was good but lacked...More

Thank Kat T
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite place in Auckland it s small and cosy and nice staff, great place close the the movies.

1  Thank Melchior O
Reviewed 6 October 2017

It's a very beautiful place that makes feel awesome.By the time you get in you feel so welcome and calm because of the happy staff and the decoration.Then sake and food makes you to feel that you had a good choice.The food is very tasteful.

1  Thank Styliprek
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Ok. So this was awesome. Haven’t been here in years and boy what a mistake. I should be coming here every week it’s freaking awesome. It’s such an cool atmosphere, happy people chatting and laughing everywhere. I’m not sure what else they could do because...More

1  Thank _multifish_
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 5353
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