Tanuki offers a true taste of Pan-Asian cuisine within a fun, casual environment. Located on South Beach’s bustling Alton Road at the corner of 11th street, Tanuki brings the spirit of East Asia to the South Beach dining scene with its first United States location. Tanuki’s menu will feature faithful renditions of Imperial favorites including classics such as sushi, sashimi, specialty rolls, soups and signature entrees including Tanuki’s take on Peking Duck. Inspired by the mythical Japanese talisman of good fortune, a 7-foot tall Tanuki statue lies at the center of the lively dining room welcoming locals and tourists alike. Here is more information about Tanuki :
According to Urban Daddy :
“Believe it or not, these guys actually come to us via—wait for it—Moscow. Naturally, they’ve chosen our city to debut their fancy new Pan-Asian concept. Which is good news for you and the temaki aficionado you’ve made dinner plans with. Because they’ve got that. You’ll step into an airy space with reclaimed-barn-wood walls and steel beams. And yes, that’s a giant statue of a raccoon-dog hybrid presiding over the on-goings of the dining room. That’s a tanuki. Apparently it’s a talisman of good fortune. Listen… whatever works. To one side of the wraparound LED bar: an open kitchen, alive with promises of robata-grilled meats and truffled yellowtail maki and Peking duck soba. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here—back to the bar. With all its popcorn rum, wasabi-infused mezcal and smoked coconut cream at its disposal until 2am, drinking will be an equal priority.”
According to Eater :
“Staying true to South Beach’s grandiose rep, the menu will feature over 150 items including sushi, sashimi, specialty rolls, dim sum and a complementary traditional tea service offered at the beginning of the meal. For those who opt out of the tea, Tanuki’s cocktail menu also highlights Asian ingredients in its traditional libations. Diners will be greeted by a giant statue of the Tanuki itself, a Japanese raccoon dog known in folklore as a mischievous and jolly master of disguise, surrounded by barn-wood walls, steel beams and an open kitchen. The combined indoor and outdoor dining areas will accommodate 100 people.” written by Greyceli Marin.
According to Yelp :
“This new place hits the spot for me! I’ve been waiting for some quality affordable sushi to open in the west avenue area for a while now and after checking Tanuki out today after a long flight back home from Milano I can see now it was worth the wait. The location is perfect for us West Ave folk, on 11th street, right in the middle, plenty of seating, brand new and clean, great service and the food is super fresh and delicious, i think they deliver too Bc I saw this cute little car outside with their logo, so I will be ordering delivery from them soon! I had the tuna tartar, which was amazing, so was the salmon taco, And the toro sashimi (forgot to take a picture but it was delicious).
For desert I had the green tea pana cotta and bit was that yummy, my bf had some type of tiramisu in a cup (also very tasty and no picture sorry!). The prices were pretty fair too. I really liked the first impression this place have left me and will be back soon :)” written by Anita (rated 5 stars).
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