Cheap Eats - Auckland - The best food for under $20

Cheap Eats - Auckland   The best food for under $20

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Chamate

Chamate is somewhat of an anomaly, a blip in the Asian restaurant scene in Auckland. Why? Because this restaurant has somehow managed to marry together the impossible: authentic Chinese food, ambience and service, all at an affordable price. William Chen recently wrote an article in Stone Soup about why Asian...

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Lowbrow

The Auckland dining scene has an ever-revolving door of new restaurants opening weekly, and a couple of weeks ago Auckland welcomed not one but 11 new eateries under the roof of 125 Queen Street at the new Queen’s Rise development, including Kyle Street’s new venture, Lowbrow. There is something at...

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Cielito Lindo Cafe & Taqueria

Sometimes the tastiest Cheapeats discoveries are made in the unlikeliest locations.  So it is with Mexican restaurant Cielito Lindo, located just off the Henderson offramp on the Northwestern motorway in Auckland. If it had not been for a “heads-up” from fellow foodie Nick, we would not have known about this newcomer...

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Basu Lounge

Basu Lounge is a tiny, dark restaurant hidden away along the Lake Road strip of shops and it is one of the hidden gems in Takapuna. We visited Basu Lounge because one of our readers said that there is a mini fan debate between Lake Dumplings’ beef noodle soup and...

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Samadi

We’ve been meaning to head to Samadi since it opened last year and finally made it one recent cold rainy Auckland night. Any sogginess we might have felt, metaphorically dried up the instant we entered thanks to the warmth of this lovely Afghani family. And the food just cemented this...

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TAMA Eatery & Bar

TAMA eatery and bar is tucked away on Upper Queen Street, and one dark and wintery evening, the Cheapeats team gathered there to discover Nepalese cuisine.  TAMA is located in the seemingly “no man zone” of Upper Queen Street, not far from K’Road.  Many of us would have driven past and...

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