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Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar

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319 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 5353
17:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:30
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Noumea, New Caledonia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 ( 3 tiny pieces on each) that was quite expensive...The green tea was not good... 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 . Stools to sit on ? Tanuki does not use stools they have nice polished... More 

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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 wine choice. The staff were attentive, yet unobtrusive. The decor was so Japanese, adding to... More 

Thank judojen
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 were very helpful and attentive and would hppily explain what some of the dishes were.

Thank cowcop
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740 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
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
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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, and a delightful discovery. Satisfying and not too sweet.

Thank minkac2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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

Thank Kurt S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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914 reviews
477 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 740 helpful votes
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 did not offer umeshu, Japanese plum wine. Our Scotch beef teriyaki with rice was excellent.... More 

Thank Staidthere
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Wellington, New Zealand
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261 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 selection and shared a bottle for about 45$. The service was very quick and the... More 

Thank Shawn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?