Tanuki’s Cave


Ph: 09 379 5151

319B Queen Street
Auckland City , 1010 NZ
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Opening Hours

SUN 5:00pm - late
MON closed
TUE 5:00pm - late
WED 5:00pm - late
THU 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  5:00pm - late
FRI 5:00pm - late
SAT 5:00pm - late

The Details

  • Japanese
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Late Night

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The Verdict

You can’t call yourself a true Aucklander until you’ve dined in the much-loved Tanuki’s Cave. Literally located under Queen Street, the Japanese yakitori and kushiage bar dishes up some of the best skewers in town. Located a hop, step and a jump from Q Theatre, The Classic, Basement Theatre and the mighty Civic, it’s the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat before your show starts. We love their deep-fried mashed kumara balls coated in almond chips—trust us, it tastes better than it sounds. And don’t leave without trying their gooey deep-fried banana dessert.

Image credit: Tanuki's Cave via Facebook

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