Tanuki's Sushi and Sake Bar Cheap and Cheerful offer
Salmon potage at Tanuki's

Tanuki Japanese Restaurant

Right next door to the Town Hall
Opening hours
Currently closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5:00 pm-Late
Thursday: 5:00 pm-Late
Friday: 5:00 pm-Late
Saturday: 5:00 pm-Late
Sunday: 5:00 pm-Late

Located next to the Town Hall and a short stroll from Aotea Sqaure, Tanuki Japanese Restaurant is the perfect spot for a drink and an assortment of moreish Japanese food. 

Opening the traditional sliding door to this hidden treasure, you may feel like you've been transported to an intimate Sake Bar in Japan. 

The menu is colourful, mouthwatering and very affordable - we'd recommend ordering a few dishes for a range of delicious flavours, think of your Tanuki's dining experience as Japanese tapas. 

Our recommendation? Everything is great, but don't leave without trying the broccoli with sesame and mayonnaise sauce - you'll definitely need more than one plate of this delicious side order! 

Don't forget that Tanuki's Cave is right downstairs and is an ideal spot to migrate to after dinner. 

Kanpai! Tanuki Sake Tasting | 31 August
Restaurant Month 2023

Back by popular demand! The team at Tanuki had a blast with their tasting event last Restaurant Month, so they thought they'd do it bigger and better this year. Taking up the private dining space of Tanuki, get ready to say ‘itadakimasu’ and ‘kanpai’ and dive into a masterclass about Japan’s national drink, tasting five different types of sake and learning the history behind it. See more and get tickets, here

Sake tasting at Tanuki - Restaurant Month 2023

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 20 July 2023

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