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Tanuki's Cave
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Grab a bite at Tanuki's Cave in the heart of the Aotea Arts Quarter and soak up the funky and intimate atmosphere at one of Auckland's favourite dining hot spots. 

Tanuki's Cave
Tanuki's Cave

Tanuki's Cave

An extensive selection of Yakitori and Kushiage
Opening hours
Currently open!
Monday: 5:00 pm-Late
Tuesday: 5:00 pm-Late
Wednesday: 5:00 pm-Late
Thursday: 5:00 pm-Late
Friday: 5:00 pm-Late
Saturday: 5:00 pm-Late
Sunday: Closed

Travel down the stairs to Tanuki’s Cave, where you can sit at the bar and soak up the funky and intimate atmosphere at one of Auckland's favourite dining hot spots.

There is an extensive selection of yakitori (assorted meat grilled on skewers) & Kushiage (deep fried breadcrumbed skewers) to accompany your Japanese beer or chilled sake.

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Located less than 50 meters from Aotea Centre and right next door to the Town Hall, Tanuki’s Cave is the perfect place for a pre or post show meal. 

Park for $2 per hour at The Civic car park on weekends. Find out more

Come into the city centre on public transport for as little as $2 each way. Find out more.

Last updated: 01 October 2021

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