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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
$3 - $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, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fabulous Ramen on a cold night. Great fresh flavours and wonderful service. Will definitely go back. Great value too.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Herrsud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I’m sure people do we looked at TripAdvisor for some places to eat tonight, our first few choices weren’t available and we were so happy because after coming to Tanoshi we wouldn’t have gone anywhere else!! Away from the crowds, a delightful small and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank PhoenixVR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

7 of us ate here recently. Situated down a grotty lane we were a bit sceptical as to what we would get. The food was ok though, a nice selection of food items, portion size was a bit small and the rice was so expensive...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BigPoppaPauley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little difficult to find, tucked away down a little lane but well worth looking for. Excellent food - almost as good as you'd get in small bars in Japan. Good value and good service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank B5737IKthomasm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was craving for asian food and decided on Tanoshi. Ordered a char siu miso ramen and left very satisfied with it. Not the best ramen I have tried but its good enough.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank XinYang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of Japanese cuisine and Tanoshi did not disappoint! Amazing flavours, fresh and high quality ingredients, all topped off with a lovely relaxed atmosphere and service!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank inekamay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was amazing! Staff very lovely and accommodating to dietaries, the salmon aburi just meltsin your mouth, YUM!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ToryAlice
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been in queenstown for two days and went twice already. Good portion of seaweed salad for $7 and the best salmon aburi I have ever had.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dbehbehani
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Whenever we are in the area it is a must! Great food and atmosphere. The staff are really friendly, and delicious authentic Japanese cuisine 👌.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lizcotching
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

This place got recommended to us as a really authentic japanese restaurant. First of all the music was quiet horrible. Then i asked for gluten free options and there were only quiet a few wich is totally ok. So i asked for a small bottle...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Nicolas_Steward
Matty1010, Owner at Tanoshi Teppan and Sake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

Hi Nicolas, As you can see by our other reviews most guests rave about our amazing staff and their friendly service. I'm so sorry your expectations weren't met. This seems completely unusual and out of character and I'm sure must have been a communication error.

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December 26, 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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