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Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar

319 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 5353
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (25 reviews)
“skewers” (13 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
319 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My visit to the sushi and sake bar follows a recent visit to their Tanuki cave establishment directly below this more restaurant style eatery. As big fans of Japanese food and slightly disappointed by the 'Cave' experience I was looking forward to making a direct...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon Tanuki, and were so happy we went in for dinner. It's a really busy, vibrant restaurant with lots of detail and atmosphere. The service was fantastic. Food very good and good value. Looking forward to returning soon.

Thank TheBigTravelBoss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a nice sushi restaurant close to my hotel I found Tanuki - and did not regret. Note, this is the sushi bar left to the stairs down to the Tanuki's cave, which I might try tomorrow :-). Ordered the Sashimi & Sushi platter...More

Thank Maritian
Yawara, Owner at Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you and glad u liked it .if possible sit at the counter and always try the seasonal specials . Plus cold sake is best

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We knew the place so we decided to come back..and we were very disappointed.. We had to wait a very long time between the different orders( tepaniyaki for most of them) and for the first order as well...and for what we had on the skewers...More

Thank Mitsuko M
Yawara, Owner at Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mitsuko san We are a little confused by your review . First Tanuki does not have teppanyaki Second Tanuki we don't do skewers . Sake ? The sake comes from small old established Kura in Japan chosen by myself and is of the highest quality...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The food was great, fresh, clean and quick! Went for a quick meal with my daughter. Could not fault it.

Thank Scott M
Yawara, Owner at Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thank u , we try hard Pls come again and try different dishes Rick

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went with friends for an evening, and was extremely delighted, the service, the food and the atmosphere, first rate! Extensive, yet extremely fresh produce, fabulous to watch the talented chefs craft the food like artists. The bar, is as extensive as the food, loved the...More

Thank judojen
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We turned up without a reservation but they managed to find a table for the 6 of us. We had a selection of small and large plates to share and everything was fresh, hot and nicely presented. Good atmosphere and obviously very popular. The staff...More

Thank cowcop
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Located near the town hall of Auckland, Tanuki has nice Japanese decor, very fresh sashimi and scallop fushion dish. The service was also very food. They have Chinese Japanese and Korean staff. The price is also very reasonable.

Thank jdchua521
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Since my first experience I am always looking for an excuse to go back. My favorite dish is the carpaccio style tuna and salmon w/ Tanuki's original dressing. For dessert we sampled the shiratama dango and kinako ice cream - a new flavour for me,...More

Thank minkac2016
Reviewed 24 January 2017

High quality and slightly adventurous sushi. We were very happy with every dish we ordered, especially the octopus

Thank Kurt S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 5353
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