Tanuki’s Cave or “The Cave” is Auckland’s fabulous Japanese yakitori and kushiage bar. It can be a little hard to find on your first visit, its one of Auckland’s hidden gems!
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, crispy fried morsels like mashed Kumara coated in almonds, pork belly or shitake mushrooms stuffed with chicken mince…Yum!
The Cave has on offer an fantastic selection of different Japanese sakes and genuine Japanese beers.
Tanuki’s Cave will be closed this year on Good Friday and Anzac Day, so please visit our sister eatery Tanuki’s (upstairs) if you are looking for your yummy Japanese food fix! We are open on Saturday, 20th April, Sunday 21st of April and on Easter Monday.
A 10% surcharge will apply to menu prices for Easter Monday.
Tanuki’s Cave takes bookings for “The Cage”, which seats a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 guests. Please call on
(09) 379 5151 or email email@example.com to enquire. All other tables, including seating at the bar is on a first in first served basis.
“YOU CAN’T CALL YOURSELF A
TRUE AUCKLANDER UNTIL YOU’VE
DINED IN THE MUCH-LOVED TANUKI’S CAVE.“
– THE URBAN LIST