The Cave


The Cave

Yakitori & Kushiage Bar – Oideyasu, welcome!

Walk in,  NO reservations taken except for the large Cage table

Open 5 nights a week for dine in or pick up Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm

319b Queen Street, Auckland City   (09)379 5151

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The Cave IS Auckland’s Japanese yakitori and kushiage bar.  Entrance is from Queen Street only.  Follow the smell of grilling chicken and descend down the stairs to our little bar

While yakitori literally means ‘grilled chicken’, The Cave offers a wide variety of meats, seafood and vegetable dishes. All yakitori dishes are grilled on bamboo skewers and basted with our special in-house sauce or grilled with salt.

We also have a large selection of Kushiage – bread crumbed Cave favourites like mashed Kumara coated in almonds, pork belly or shitake mushrooms stuffed with chicken mince…

The Cave has on offer an fantastic selection of different Japanese sakes, genuine Japanese beers on tap and some local craft beers


Tanuki’s Cave only takes bookings for “The Cage”, which seats a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 guests. This table is allocated for 2 hours maximum

All other tables, including seating at the bar is on a first in first served basis.

Click here to book The Cage