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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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707 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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903 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 722 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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231 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

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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?