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Tanuki

#141 of 571 Restaurants in Bruges
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Oude Gentweg 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 75 12
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12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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18:30 - 21:30
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Sint-Joris-Winge, Belgium
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Flemish chef of Tanuki spent some years in Japan getting acquainted with the Japanese kitchen. He now serves a delicious classical kitchen and his specialty is teppanyaki. If you have never eaten Japanese, I would strongly recommend to try the Tsuru menu, which takes you through the classical dishes (sashimi, sushi, yakitori, tempura, teppanyaki,…). You can have this menu... More 

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Paris, France
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated and cosy place. Very busy. Service was friendly and attentive. A small seaweed appetizer was presented with our tea and was followed by a variety of sushi (16 pieces) and tempura (5 pieces) All very good. Our main meal was the wagyu beef (39€ for a 100g) which was extremely well baked! This meal was a gift from... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Over 1 year ago I already visited Tanuki and wrote a review. It was not very positive, mainly due the fact that I felt we paid way too much for what we got. Last month we decided to give them a second chance. Instead of eating 'à la carte', we now went for the seasonal menu. We had tataki, fried... More 

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Thank Leen D
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

You have sushi bars everywhere. You have the better Japanese restaurant and then you have Tanuki. This takes Japanese cuisine to a higher level. Tradition and innovation. The real wagyu beaf, not THE 50/50 mix between wagyu and other cow breeds you find in other places. If you are in Bruges make some time to eat here. There are many... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

If you love a true Japanese experience, don't hesitate to try Tanuki. The European Chef (friendly as ever) spent many many years in Japan and treats you to a devine meal. Not the cheapest Japanese food, but worth your time for a romantic dinner or a business meal. Parking nearby and after dinner a stroll in the romantic Lake of... More 

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Bath England
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a very popular classical Japanese restaurant in the same street as the Novotel. Astonishing sushimi. A very clever wine list . The 2012 Meursault was stunning and at little more than shop prices . The red Cos from Sicily would have been great too.

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Thank DominicBathEngland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We went to Tanuki as 3 couples. Food: Very good Everything they served (we took suggestion menu) was good, but small in portion and we found it over-priced even considering that some of the ingredients are not easy to find in Europe. Probably it is because there is no Japanese restaurant in Brugge to compete. In Brussels, you can have... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Superb experience, good food and a real Japanese feel. We booked before we travelled, which is worth doing. We arrived early but they were happy to seat us.

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Bruges, Belgium
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place is amazing. I am a lover of Japanese food (sushi being my all-time favourite of course) and this place does the Japanese kitchen more than justice. The decor is classical Japanese with an open kitchen. If you order a menu, you get different sushi variations but also tepanyaki grilled dishes and noodle soup variations. There's a possibility of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

With 4 people we had the menu, which was good, but regretfully contained only the basic sushi, with egg, with shrimp, salmon... Had expected more exclusive/specials in a menu that does not exactly specify what is in it, but is high in price. Service was ok, but had to do our best to get the attention of the waitresses... Overall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oude Gentweg 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 75 12

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?