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“Sake selection and delectable dinner”

Tanoshi Teppan and Sake Bar
Ranked #12 of 297 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$12
Description: 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
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Description: 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
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 him to taste test and narrow his selection with. I am pretty sure the sample sizes were big enough to get him drunk before he ordered any! Lovely explanation of the sake and great service. We had a fun night and the place is obviously a local favourite as many regulars told the staff how much they loved them while leaving. Would definitely return next time I am in Queenstown.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank snakefang
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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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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

We are super fans of Tanoshi and as Queenstown locals we are lucky enough to visit regularly, the food is fabulous and the service so attentive and friendly. We also send our guests and all return saying how much they loved the food and experience. Today we had lunch at the new Tanoshi Iko, it is such a fabulous option for eat in or take out. Gorgeous bento box for my husband and I had the most beautiful ramen. Looking for lunch or dinner you must experience Tanoshi. Something simple or a great take out option do Tanoshi Iko

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank suzyqtnz
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Our family were very hungry and looked forward to trying out this place. We ordered some dishes and although all tasty, the dishes were quite small for the price. We had to order extra food to feel satisfied. They advertised bento dishes but they were actually just small plates. Clear that this place was authentic Japanese but would have liked larger servings for the price.
Nice trendy atmosphere but not very large so better for small groups. Nice clean bathrooms and ok service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AustTrail
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing! The food was absolutely delicious, well prepared and presented beautifully. Sitting at the counter you get the “full experience “! Great service by a vey professional and friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sstignielsen
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