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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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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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Spice Alley

Spice Alley is the new offering from Skycity and after a quick lunch there the other day, we think it’s a good one. It’s at the top end of the Cheap Eats budget for dinner but the portions are generous so you could easily have something great for $20 or...

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Ensalada Cafe

I am always curious to try Filipino food, and my search recently took me to Ensalada Cafe on K’Rd. Until the excellent Nanam opened in Royal Oak a few years ago, Filipino cuisine had kept a low profile in Auckland. Then a few more places followed suit, from humble stalls...

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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...

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