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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%
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“sushi” (27 reviews)
“skewers” (14 reviews)
“beef tataki” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
319 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking a light and fresh dinner. This definitely hit the spot! Food: Fresh good quality seafood, especially the sashimi Service: Fast and efficient Atmosphere: Fun to watch the kitchen working away

Thank Sarah W
RisaR1234, Owner at Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great feedback! Our chefs take true pride in creating a delicious Japanese menu. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Not very impressed. Portions were very small, and the sushi not of good quality...just not that tasty, service was good. Overall we were disappointed and will not return.More

Thank Johnny083
RisaR1234, Owner at Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hi Johnny, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal as we take great pride in our food. We always appreciate customer feedback and the opportunity to hear from our customers. Would it be possible for us to contact you to...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We wandered into Tanuki’s Cave on a bustling Monday night to have some nibbles before a comedy show. Even for a Monday it was very busy and a short 5 minute wait saw us seated and the fun began. Perfect portions for two to share....More

Thank charliecharlie444
Yawara, Owner at Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Great u enjoyed it .pls come back

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Came here before a comedy festival show at Q Theatre, very busy place. I’d rather small so noise was on the high scale, but the food was Devine, cooked to perfection

Thank nomadmattm
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Situated right next to Aucklands premier comedy destinations this is the perfect place to fuel up on Japanese laugh medicine and beautifully presented, delicious and fast Japenese food! Love the sharing plates and portion sizes made this very economical. I think i could eat myself...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 22 April 2018

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
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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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