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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, service and very friendly host. We tried most things on the menu, all were excellent. We also tried the sake tasting and would thoroughly recommend this. Will certainly go again on our next visit to Auckland.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Genuine Japanese restaurant with a passionate staff and beautiful atmosphere. Pictures of the specials and desserts blew us away.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Highly recommend this restaurant. The food is spectacular, great variety, I am stuck on the dumplings lol. The menu is a real treat because it is so interesting, and is always so fresh. The seafood for example tastes like it was caught an hour ago....The staff (Kuni) always has a smile and remembers who you are. We have been going there for over five years - and it has never disappointed ........ Seeing the specials on the tablet by Kuni is a great way to see what's on offer. If you want, there is the option of sitting up the top and watching the chefs cooking. SO GO THERE - YOU WILL LOVE IT Roger, Bobbie & DebMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2022

Great people, delicious food and great drinks selection. Chef is real skillful Japanese guy. Wonderful friendly service. We were happy with everything. Parking is plenty of side streets and an easy walk. I definitely recommend stopping in here. いつも良いサービスでフレンドリーなスタッフさんです♪ 本物の板前はオークランドには少ない中 タントさんには、凄腕の板前がいます。料理はもちろんドリンクのセレクションも充実しており、家族で行きましたが大満足でした。パーキングも周りにいっぱいあるので車で行って安心です。誕生日やお祝いの日の選択におすすめのお店です。

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2021

The service was friendly, and helpful. The food was delicious. They were fully booked on the evening that we went so it pays to book ahead. I recommend the plum wine

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

I enjoyed a few of the entries and a main at this small and friendly restaurant. The staff were outstanding the the service was excellent. It was midweek and full of happy customers.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 22 March 2020 via mobile

Was a nice dinner out. Very impressed about Japanese food, like gourmet but enjoyable. Quality and quantity is a good value for money. Also the atmo3is friendly as a home. Definitely a nice place to visit

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020

the chef(or owner) was always around and the mix of traditional clients and tourists like us was fine. the typical jap. dishes were all perfect and so was the service.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

Squid balls, Gyoza dumplings but top of the starters was sliced John Dory sashimi with fish eggs. Prawn tempura followed and walnut baked apples finished the meal. Service was immaculate and the wine menu always good. My wife had a 300 ml sake. The whole...came $172. Excellent value and will return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 October 2019

A 1st time visitor there last evening with another couple of friends -We had a great evening , wonderful food , every dish we ordered was simply delicious -I have lived in Japan for 4 years and I rate the food at Tanto as good...as any I have had in Japan --Lovely fresh food , beautiful presentation and fair pricing -With such nice owners and staff This is a Hidden Secret for sure we are going back ASAPMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2019

You just cannot go wrong dining at Tanto, If you like Japanese food, who doesn't, you will enjoy anything on their interesting menu. The octopus balls and the salt and pepper squid is a good way to start. We followed that up with the Tempura...Snapper and the Seafood Chowder - full of flavour, excellent quality as was the service. We shared a Tiramisu - delicious. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 25 March 2019

My husband and I visited here last Saturday. The food was delicious and the menu well explained by the elegant waitresses. We were a table of 2 set close between larger groups, so it didn't feel intimate. Perhaps it's a place better suited for 4...or 6 diners. However, we were thrilled to find Katsudon on the menu - a long-time favourite dish which doesn't feature on many Japanese menus any more. Thumbs up for this placeMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

First time visit to Tanto. I had the large sushi platter and it was very good. To my surprise they had fresh wasabi on the day of my visit. I sat in front of the sushi bar watching my sashimi being prepared in front of...me. The kitchen staff and waiters were Japanese. It felt very authentic.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here several time over the last 8 years. It’s always been excellent with attentive superb service and tasty food. I highly recommend Tanto for a casual meal out with friends, family or as couple.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Food just great, we were all happy with the selections we made. Starters, mains and desserts. All good. Diners new to Japanese food were impressed. Friendly and helpful staff.

Date of visit: September 2018
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TANTO JAPANESE DINING, Auckland - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Tanto Japanese Dining is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4