(Photo Courtesy of Tanuki)
Tanuki, a brand known internationally for Pan-Asian cuisine with more than sixty locations worldwide, is introducing an upscale version with its United States debut in Miami Beach. The restaurant has just opened on South Beach’s bustling Alton Road at the corner of 11th Street, Tanuki offers high-quality Asian fare based on traditional Japanese recipes and authentic flavors. The concept was inspired by the mythical, Japanese talisman of good fortune.
“Tanuki is a welcomed addition to the South Beach dining scene. We have designed a concept and menu locals and tourists alike will enjoy and visit time and time again,” says Andrew Kaplan, Tanuki’s General Manager, and also adds “The brand’s reputation for Pan-Asian cuisine is made from fresh, organic ingredients and curated for the South Beach crowd,”
Tanuki’s extensive menu, spanning faithful renditions of Imperial favorites, features 150 items including classics such as Sushi, Sashimi, Specialty Rolls, Dim Sum and Signature Entrees including Tanuki’s take on Peking Duck. Tanuki’s cocktail menu highlights Asian ingredients with traditional libations. The menu will feature a complimentary modernized traditional tea service that will be offered at the beginning of the meal. Tanuki also offers a unique shisha experience that will be available nightly.
A striking central feature of Tanuki will be an expansive wrap around bar that seats 20. The wood-top bar faces into the open kitchen concept, allowing guests to be immersed in the culinary workings of the restaurant. Above, a decorative LED panel wraps around the length of the bar. Guests are able to order their meal at the bar while enjoying Tanuki’s elevated cocktail and sake program which features an impressive wine list and variety of sakes from different regions of Japan.
Tanuki features 100 indoor and outdoor seats. It evokes a lively, welcoming vibe with sophisticated accents designed by highly-acclaimed Russian Hospitality Designer Andrey Zigankov of Studio Nograph and interpreted locally by Charles Benson Architecture. In true Tanuki fashion, a giant statue of the mythical creature is the focal point of the dining room. The unique design of the restaurant also features reclaimed barn-wood walls, steel beams, and an open kitchen.
1080 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139