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Tanoshi Teppan and Sake Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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A teppan and sake bar located in central Queenstown offers a fun and intimate dining experience. Host Keita Yoshimura offers extensive sake, whiskey and Japanese cocktail menus with Kirin lager on tap. Chef Minori Yoneda presents traditional Japanese cuisine from the teppan grill and has assembled some contemporary interpretations of Japanese classics. Open for lunch and dinner to late night grazing - Tanoshi, meaning 'fun' will entertain and delight
US$3 - US$12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Asian, Grill
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today via mobile

Love it here! The food is amazing, service is quick and staff very friendly. Will always eat here when visiting Queenstown

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Emily W
Reviewed today

Small and tucked away you may miss it , do yourself a favour and eat here, the food is great, and the staff are friendly with great quick service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Garyandcars
Reviewed yesterday

This quaint little place has great ambience, superb service and amazing, amazing food! We're Japanese food lovers and this is hands down one of the best Japanese restaurants we've ever been to. We dined here 3 days in a row and our favourites are the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank shuhan0711
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here expecting something much more formal and were overwhelmed. Simple decor, amazing staff who are totally into service and then the most stunning flavours surrounding best in class ingredients. What a blowout food experience. Absolutely best in class.... our most amazingly memorable dinner...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank garyjduffy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good Japanese food option in Queenstown. A little bit pricey for what you get but the food is delicious!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LucindaW98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think a lot of groups here probably share food, but I don't eat any red meat (just fish) while my husband often does. We really don't share much food. We eat ordered one item from the tapas menu and one grill item. Both of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lrfrank
Matty1010, Owner at Tanoshi Teppan and Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We do serve tapas style dishes that are designed for sharing - It does state this on the food menus and throughout our website and marketing. It also states on the menus to make sure you let the staff know if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried one dinner time here and the place is small so would suggest anyone else to get there early. They only have ramen at lunch so will be disappointed if you crave for ramen at dinner. We went back the next day for lunch...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pocahontas2017
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

I went here for a “quick” bite to eat for lunch. I ordered the vege bento box takeaway which includes a salad, rice, vege dumplings, teriyaki tofu and vege croquettes + a miso soup. It took over half an hour to make and when I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 529melissaj
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We popped in late one evening and enjoyed this hidden gem. The food was delicious, including nice Gyoza and pork katsu and other things we tried tapas style. My dining companion had never tried sake before so the waitress brought out four huge bottles for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank snakefang
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Very small restaurant so book in advance. great gyoza ...but not your tradition Japanese cuisine.if you are looking for terrace chicken and rice maybe found somewhere else. Definitely try it really quaint.

Date of visit: December 2018
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26 December 2017|
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Response from Matty1010 | Property representative |
Hi there, we do not offer BYO. We do have an extensive drinks menu including tap and bottled beer, cider, wines including plum wine, spirits and a huge selection of traditional Japanese Sake and Shochu - we also have an... More
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