TANUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
A “Tanuki” is a cheeky badger who is always dinking sake and having a good time! Tanuki Japanese Restaurant was first established in 1994 and was the first Izakaya style Japanese restaurant in New Zealand. Nearly 25 years later it is still serving its beautifully fresh, authentic Japanese dishes and snacks.
Izakaya food is meant to be shared, preferably with a cold Japanese beer or with a smooth sake.
Conveniently located in the Aotea Arts Precinct in the Auckland Town Hall block, it is in a perfect and easy location for your pre theatre or post theatre dining and/or drinks.
Come and join us for your next delicious dining experience!
If you would like to make a reservation for tonight and it is after 5pm, please call on (09) 379 5353 to enquire about availability.
Please note that we will close on Waitangi Day (Wednesday, 6th February 2019). Our sister eatery, Tanuki’s Cave will be open if you would like to join us for some tasty Yakitori and Kushiage!!
We specialise in sushi and tempura and our broccoli with our special sesame dressing is famous! We always have fresh seasonal monthly specials that our head chef creates to excite and tantalise the taste buds.
Izakaya is a relaxed style as our dishes are meant to be shared and they come out in no particular order, just as the kitchen makes them.
Come and enjoy some genuine Japanese style and atmosphere.
We do recommend that you make a reservation if you are going to show.
PRIVATE JAPANESE DINING
Tanuki’s Private Dining Room is a special dining room that is situated on our mezzanine floor. Beautifully decorated in Japanese style with tatami mats and shoji screen doors, this authentic Japanese dining space can be booked for between 12 to 35 guests.
The course menus have been carefully designed by our Japanese Head Chef to take you on a culinary journey of the subtle tastes and flavours of Japanese cuisine.
All dishes are served banquet style, on large plates for your guests to share with each other.
You will have your own wait staff for the night to look after your guests for the evening.
We would be delighted to arrange your next group dining experience and we will help make it a very special evening.
Please contact us on:
Phone: (09) 379 5353
Tanuki is located in the Auckland Town Hall block at 319 Queen Street, at street level and is not to be confused with its sister eatery Tanuki’s Cave (Yakitori bar), which is located below Tanuki. Tanuki is easy walking distance (less than two minutes) to Auckland Town Hall, Civic Theatre, Q Theatre, Aotea Centre, The Basement, Comedy Club and Imax. As well as street parking on Mayoral Drive, there is public parking close by at Greys Ave Parking and Civic Car park, visit Auckland Transport for more details.