Tanuki Cave

Tanuki’s Cave (known as The Cave to locals) is Auckland’s iconic yakitori bar. Situated under its big sister restaurant, Tanuki Japanese Sushi and Sake Bar, we serve skewers of delicious grilled yakitori, deep fried kushiage and damn good Japanese beer!

Just come down the stairs and grab a pew at the bar or a spot at one of our small tables. We operate on a “first come, first served” basis, so sorry no reservations*. With our quick service and friendly staff, we will always do our best to get you through in time for your next show.

*We do take reservations for the Cage, which seats 8-12 people. Please call or email us to make enquiries.


Tanuki Cave

Where to find us

319 (Basement) Queen Street.

09 379 5151 // No bookings taken

Tues to Sat 5pm – late