Tanuki’s Cave or “The Cave” is Auckland’s fabulous Japanese yakitori and kushiage bar.

Tanuki’s Cave is situated in the basement below its sister eatery, Tanuki Japanese Restaurant.

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.

Yakitori tastes great with Japanese beer and we recommend you try it with our Japanese Sapporo or Asahi beer on tap.

We also have a large selection of Kushiage – bread crumbed, crispy fried morsels like 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, including Japanese craft beers that we from Japan just for us!

Every month we offer seasonal monthly special dishes so that you can try new tasty dishes every time you dine with us.

Conveniently located in the Aotea Arts Precinct in the Auckland Town Hall block, it is in a perfect and easy location for catching up with friends.