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CAVE - Japanese Sake & Tapas

14 reviews
Enjoy Japanese, Vegetarian options, Vegan Options, Wine Bar, Restaurant, Free onsite parking, Private Dining, $$, Groups, Families and Kids cuisine at CAVE - Japanese Sake & Tapas in Arrowtown, Queenstown
CAVE - Japanese Sake & Tapas
CAVE - Japanese Sake & Tapas
CAVE - Japanese Sake & Tapas
CAVE - Japanese Sake & Tapas
CAVE - Japanese Sake & Tapas
CAVE - Japanese Sake & Tapas
CAVE - Japanese Sake & Tapas
CAVE - Japanese Sake & Tapas


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40 Buckingham Street
Otago, Arrowtown 9302


+64 3-265 1200

Open hours:

Mon: Closed Tues - Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm // 5pm - 9pm Sun: Closed

Welcome to CAVE - a subterranean temple dedicated to the fine art of Japanese cuisine, nestled in gorgeous Arrowtown. From the moment you step inside, it's clear - this is where tapas go to grow up, and sake takes on a starring role.

Amidst intimate lighting and sleek, sophisticated decor, CAVE exudes an air of exclusivity that perfectly complements its culinary offerings. The atmosphere strikes a delicate balance, both cosy cavern and chic sake bar, where guests are invited to linger over small plates in a setting that whispers of late-night Tokyo adventures.

The food at CAVE is a thrilling foray into the fresh and the traditional. Marvel at the artfully presented assorted sashimi, with its delicate slices of salmon, tuna, and scallop, begging to be savoured with a drop of soy and a touch of wasabi. A prawn on top, perhaps? The sheer luxury of choice ensures a tailored feast for the senses. Sushi aficionados will rejoice at the nigiri and rolls, from the rich flavours of aburi with flying fish roe to the classic comfort of a salmon and avocado roll.

To accompany this epicurean delight, CAVE's selection of sake and Japanese spirits beckons. Whether you're a sake savant or a newcomer eager to explore, the junmai dai ginjo or a warming cup of honjozo will transport you straight to the streets of Sapporo or Osaka. And let's not overlook the extensive wine list, ranging from Methode Traditionelle to bold reds - something to suit every palate and plate.

Conclude your journey with a toast among friends or a contemplative sip in the dimly lit enclave. Queenstown is known for its stunning landscapes, but CAVE invites you to discover the beauty that lies beneath one impeccable dish and sip at a time.

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