Dear customers,

Sadly due to the Covid 19 impact and that many of the Arts Distinct will not be re-opening till October, we have decided to remain closed due to staffing concerns and impacts to our business.

We appreciate this maybe disappointing, however stay in touch as we will be intending to re-open in late September or early October.

We will be consistently updating our website http://kurarestaurant.co.nz and social media regarding our reopening.

If you have any enquiries, please contact us.

Email address:sakebars@gmail.com

Thank you for your support and interest.

The team at Kura sake bar 

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

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

View the menus 




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.