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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (28 reviews)
“skewers” (12 reviews)
Opens in 4 min
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
319 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 30 September 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

Thank _multifish_
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I think twice writing this review. This is one of my hidden gems, do you deserve to know?......... But we're all friends and I love this place. It's crowded, noisy, busy and warm. I like to think a place in Japan would be exactly the...More

1  Thank Ella R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is an authentic Japanese restaurant in the CBD, service was quick and friendly. We ordered the soft shell crabs, no trace of leaking oil, and just the way I love it. The spinach was really lovely, aubergine with salmon was surprisingly good. The pork...More

Thank CharetMelbourne
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Took my mum and husband here for a meal before we saw Hudson and Halls at Q Theatre. Delicious food, reasonably priced and delivered promptly. The waitress asked if we were going to a show and said she would get the food out in plenty...More

Thank LeeTracey
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I give this restaurant a good rating because the food is simply delicious and can't be faulted. We experienced speedy service because of our time-frame due to our date with the Civic Theatre just down the road to watch a show. This was the perfect...More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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 30 May 2017

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 31 May 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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 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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