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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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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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Love Exposure

More Asian kitschy-cool, more squint inducing fluorescent lighting, more melamine and acrylic tableware – at Love Exposure. The family of restaurants by the Maignot/Thornley hospitality team, now includes their newest member Love Exposure. Bathed in green and purple light, it sticks out like a sore thumb on the corner of...

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Go Go Daddy Thai Canteen

As fans of Blue Breeze Inn, Chop Chop Noodle and Woodpecker Hill we knew we would likely enjoy the new opening, Go Go Daddy Thai Canteen. After our visit we think this latest addition to Mark Wallbank and Che Barrington’s empire will be a winner with Ponsonby Central patrons. Go...

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