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Tanuki Japanese Sushi and Sake Bar is an Izakaya style restaurant, located slap, bang next to one of our favourite Comedy Clubs – The Classic. Izakaya originated from sake shops that allowed their customers to remain in store to eat while they were trying the sake. It’s huge in Japan and we love Sake at the Comedy Festival, probably a little too much!

If you’re looking for a quick, no hassle meal to fuel up before or after a show, Tanuki’s informal Japanese pub food could be just the ticket. Everything is made fresh and their delicious and traditional plates are perfect for sharing with friends (as is tradition at Izakayas).

Tanuki is the sake heart of Auckland, offering thirty different varieties – one for every taste and budget. If you’d rather bring your own wine, Tanuki is BYO on Sunday nights. Choice!

If you’re looking for a little more privacy, Tanuki also has a private function room. This room seats 35 people, offering a set menu and your very own waitress for the night.

Stop by for a delicious meal when you’re in the neighbourhood – you’ll become a local during the Comedy Festival for sure!

319 Queen Street, Auckland CBD
09 379-5353
Open: Tues - Sun 5pm - 11pm. Closed on Mondays.
Reservations recommended, e-mail or