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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...


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...



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...


Shaolin Kung Fu Noodle

We’ve long been fans of Shaolin Kung Fu on Dominion Road and since we often get people asking for restaurants outside of the CBD we were only too happy to check out their Albany location. It’s in the middle of a strip mall, hidden behind Massey University, on Albany highway...


Shaka Bowl Poke

Why are there not Poke Shops everywhere in Auckland by now? It’s the perfect summer lunch (or early dinner too in the case of the recently opened Shaka Bowl) and combines the best of Asian flavours and New Zealand ingredients. Okay so it’s actually Hawaiian street food but it works...


El Sizzling Lomito

We’ve always loved  Corradino Anselmi’s El Sizzling Chorizo space at Ponsonby Central so didn’t need to be asked twice to go and check out El Sizzling Lomito, their new sandwich stall at the newly opened K’Road Food Workshop. On reflection, the word “sandwich” seems a slightly inadequate term when describing...

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