“Kura” means “warehouse” or “Sake Brewery” in Japanese. Kura Japanese Restaurant was first established in 2001 as a sister eatery to Tanuki’s Cave and Tanuki Japanese Restaurant. Kura serves beautiful, authentic, Japanese food with a modern twist.

Kura has tables suited for intimate dining or for larger groups. Guests are also welcome to sit at the bar and watch the Chefs create their magic!

Kura has on offer an incredible selection of over 20 different Japanese sakes and genuine Japanese beers.  Come and try something new!

Every month we offer seasonal monthly special dishes so that you can try new tasty dishes every time you dine with us.

Kura invites you to join us for a wonderful dining experience.

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Kura Japanese Restaurant is located at 315 b Queen Street, in the Auckland Town Hall block.  The entrance is on Queen Street, down the stairs or you can easily enter from Greys Ave car park, next to the Civic Car park vehicle entrance. Kura is conveniently located close to Auckland Town Hall, Civic Theatre, Q Theatre, Aotea Centre, The Basement, Comedy Club and Imax Cinemas. As well as street parking on Mayoral Drive, there is public parking close by at Greys Ave Parking and Civic Car park.  Visit Auckland Transport for details.