We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kura Japanese Sake Bar

315B Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 5656
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (16 reviews)
“beef tongue” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
315B Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (118)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with a group of work colleagues prior to a show and it was great! Had set menu for $40 each for 6 of us and was yummy! Food kept coming and each course was yum...Couldn't fault the service and great laughs had by all....More

Thank MelJoshNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this unassuming restaurant by chance, and very pleasantly surprised by the level of service, quality and value for money.

1  Thank Wharf N
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Had a great table for 8 each ordered different things and we all shared, a great way to taste a lot of different dishes - food was delicious

Thank annaV4600HQ
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Kura is perfectly situated if you are going to something at the Town Hall, Q Theatre, or Aotea Centre. Huge plus factor is that when you book on line and tell them what time you need to leave, they record it and stick to it...More

Thank SandLexia
Yawara, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you ,we try our best If possible please sit at the counter so u can watch the action

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Being underwhelmed after visiting the Casino (we are from a small town) we were heading back to our Hotel, it was late and we had eaten, but I was feeling like a special Tia Maria Coffee.....We searched bars, but no none to be found.......BUT much...More

Thank Deliah Q
Yawara, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you , please try cold sake next time . Maybe Kikumasamune barrel sake or river crane Genshu (19%) My favourites

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Good service, except the server didn't know that my meal was on the special menu and it came with rice and miso soup. After several requests from myself and my husband's, I finally got my rice but not the miso soup. I got sick and...More

Thank Henrietta W
Yawara, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

knife and fork Yes sorry about that . I once went to Macdonalds and asked for chopsticks and they looked at me as if I was stupid and said if u want chopsticks go to a Asian restaurant . Considering 40% of the inner city...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant with fabulous ambiance. Very friendly staff, young and dynamic people. The basement settings j'y is really authentic and convivial. Would definitely go back.

1  Thank Pdittay
Yawara, Owner at Kura Japanese Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

thank you as we are also very busy with comedy festival , and then its the the film festival

Reviewed 30 March 2017

A few doors up from the Town Hall you'll find a discreet door. Slide this open and descend the steep stairs and you'll find yourself in Kura Sake Bar. Don’t be confused that you’re in Tanuki’s Cave, Kura’s sister next door. I was fascinated that...More

Thank ChianaS
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for dinner Friday evening and found this one. A great choice, which I can recommend. I will recommend to book in advance, it is a busy restaurant. The restaurant is located in the basement. It is a cozy restaurant created in a...More

Thank NilsLDK
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

If you like seafood this is a great place. We had dinner here. Beautiful arrangements of tasty food. Very cosy atmosphere and friendly service. It wasn't busy when we were there but we were told that it's advicable to book a table.

Thank Lars S
Nearby Restaurants
Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar
231 reviews
.04 km away
Tanuki's Cave
40 reviews
.02 km away
42 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Queen Street
935 reviews
.32 km away
Aotea Square
118 reviews
.24 km away
Auckland Town Hall
90 reviews
.09 km away
Odyssey Sensory Maze
122 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kura Japanese Sake Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315B Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 5656
  • E-mail
Kura is modern fusion Japanese. We do all the favourites like sushi, tempura and teriyaki but sometimes with a little twist.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing