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Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar

319 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 5353
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (24 reviews)
“skewers” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
319 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week 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 review

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 review

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

Reviewed 12 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 15 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
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Because we were staying nearby at the Langham Hotel, we made a reservation at Tanuki Sake Bar and Resto on Christmas Eve. The inside of the restaurant is very attractively decorated, and the young wait staff are very friendly and helpful. We regretted that they...More

Thank Staidthere
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Tanukis is the best. It has a cute little basement bar vibe going on. The food is always delicious and its worth trying the monthly specials! My favorites are scotch fillet steak, shrimp and bacon and you NEED to try the cabbage and mayo!!!

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This place was fantastic. The sushi menu seemed slightly limited, but the portions were absolutely plentiful - though a bit too much rich for my taste. The gyoza were also really nice - not greasy or slimy at all! We also really enjoyed their wine...More

Thank Shawn C
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Mitsuko T
Hi Did I make a mistake and gave an opinion about a wrong restaurant...but we went DOWN the stairs in the basement...is that another restaurant???I thought it eas the same but on the street level for mainly bar and downstairs ...another "section" of the restaurant??I should have taken pixs..I sat down on stools and had skewers....
24 May 2017|
Response from Yawara | Property representative |
Yes Kura is downstairs underneath the martial arts shop . At. The bottom of the stairs reveals a spacious area filled with polished tables and bench seats.A large open fire giving out heat and atmosphere sits in a prime... More
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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