The Tanuki is a cheeky Japanese badger who likes to drink sake and have 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 and authentic Japanese dishes and snacks.

Izakaya food is meant to be shared and food comes out as it is prepared, preferably with a cold Japanese beer or with a smooth sake.  Come and join us for your next delicious dining experience!

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.

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