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#132 of 572 Restaurants in Bruges
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Oude Gentweg 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 75 12
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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237 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we always prefer to visit this Japanese restaurant for lunch, to enjoy the bento box. different surprising little dishes, prepared with fresh products. You never know what yu will get, but it is always a treat. I tried the Japanese gin tonic for apéro and I loved it. friendly staff, nice Japanese vibe. I can warmly recommend this restaurant, if... More 

Thank Salima K
Sint-Joris-Winge, Belgium
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64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Thank Renet_58
Paris, France
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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 

Thank Food L
Bruges, Belgium
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank Leen D
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Hans S
Bruges, Belgium
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Chris B
Bath England
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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.

Thank DominicBathEngland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Catsllka
Amersham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank Scott T
Bruges, Belgium
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 37 - US$ 147
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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?