Category: CBD

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Lucky Buddha Eatery

Joining the wave of “modern new Asian” food is Fort Street’s Lucky Buddha. The owners and chefs hail from Korea and the Philippines and turn out dishes from around Asia. The fit-out is simple and attractive, with an interesting wood effect on the walls and bar, and seating is at...

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Orleans

We have been meaning to write a review about Orleans for a long time.  Both Alexia and I enjoy the vibe, the drinks and snacks there.  So I finally brought my family along to eat a more substantial meal. The entrance to Orleans is tucked off Customs Street East or...

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Everybody’s – Bar Snacks

Cheapeats colleague Alexia, food journalist Anna King Shahab and I went out recently to check out good places to have a drink and a bite to eat. We loved our finds at both Everybody’s and at Orleans and just have to share them with you. Perfect for a casual evening...

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Xuxu Dumpling

It’s very rare that Lynn, May-Lee and I get to check out a cheapie find together, so on the night we visited the Black Hoof we decided to squeeze in a visit to Xuxu Dumpling too. And we didn’t regret it. What a gorgeous place – and with affordable food!...

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Special Review: Cassia ( Modern Indian )

Before you say it, no it’s not quite a Cheap Eat but we’re going to review it anyway because since it’s a small plates scene it’s one of the few places in Auckland  where you can sample something by a five star chef for anything close to a Cheap Eats...

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Bonz Cajun Kitchen

On a desperate search for good American food for an article for the New Zealand Herald we were thrilled to discover tiny Bonz Cajun Kitchen in the lovely Elliot Stables. Being a regular at Ponsonby Central I had forgotten how nice this eating space is. It always has that slightly...

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