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Tanuki Sushi & Sake Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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865 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Western Finland, Finland
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188 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This place has the orignal feel to it, with the dark japanese tables and the authentic decor, loved the lunch plate, quite a good meal for 15 bucks, ordered the sakeee....now thats the good stuff

Thank Ashil S
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I used to frequent this place years ago, so I returned. Certainly not as good as it used to be. But, still safe bet for authentic Japanese.

Thank Mani M
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

For a sushi bar their sushi was very poorly made it was the first time i had been to the upstairs part of a tanukis, i had always gone downstairs and absolutely loved it and went often so we thought we would try some food from upstairs and yes have definitely had far better sushi considering it is a Japanese... More 

Thank Chloe W
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Loved it! Good service, amd wonderful Sashimi! Hapuku was the best! Green Tea was good too. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Benny G
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

From the outside to the inside everything looked very unique and traditional, the food was amazing as well.

Thank SuperFunLemon
Auckland, New Zealand
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244 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A very authentic japanese experience. The food was tasty and good value . Service was excellent and the wine selection was great. Perfect for before heading to Q theatre which is close by. Be sure to book as it seemed very full and busy

Thank kiwi572014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We dropped in here for a quick dinner before going to the Comedy Club right next door. The service was efficient and friendly, the ambience excellent (it was a Saturday night after all!) and the food most excellent indeed.

Thank Lazycow63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?