Category: Japanese

Azabu at the Auckland Fish Market

Azabu at the Auckland Fish Market

We came here because: we were curious to check out the revamped Auckland Fish Market. There are a variety of food outlets offering everything from fresh seafood/fish to pizza to grilled meats, but I wanted to try the new Azabu outlet. The décor was: Classic tiled fish market meets trendy...

Japanese Sashimi Bar Ajimi

Japanese Sashimi Bar Ajimi

Excellent Japanese food in the heart of Onehunga…. We came here because: we wanted to expand our Japanese izakaya repetoire. Nishiki will always hold a special place in our hearts but we had heard Japanese Sashimi Bar Ajimi was putting out some spectacular looking sashimi platters. Plus the parking in Onehunga is...

Acho’s

As usual it was a fast and furious few weeks of judging for Metro’s Cheap Eats and we discovered a few great spots we hadn’t visited before. One of these was Achos in St Kevin’s Arcade, a funky little Japanese joint with its chairs in the centre of this beautiful...

Tanpopo Ramen

Tanpopo Ramen

I believe ramen is one of the best cures for pretty much anything, a cold, a heartache and especially good for a gross rainy night. On one drizzly cold night we went to one of our favourite ramen places downtown, Tanpopo Ramen. When you walk in the staff yell ‘irasshaimase’ across...

Ramen Takara Ponsonby

Ramen seemed like just the ticket on a cold stormy Auckland night and the perfect comfort after risking life and limb driving through Ponsonby in torrential downpour. We are huge fans of Ramen Takara in Browns Bay so were keen to check out the Ponsonby branch. It was a light,...

Special post – Dominion Road Delights

The lovely folks at the Dominion Road Business Association, kindly invited me and some other food writers to a progressive dinner a couple of weeks ago. The aim was to show us just how international this part of Auckland is, and they succeeded. Most of the places fitted into our...

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