Category: Central Auckland

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Kind.

Kind. is a plant-based food restaurant in the heart of Morningside. It is open from morning to evening making it one of the few vegetarian/vegan restaurants available for dinner. Its’ philosophy is to be kind to yourself, the neighbourhood and to the earth. The restaurant has various initiatives to support...

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Best Banh Mi in Auckland

Banh mi is one of the few beautiful things to come out of an unhappy arranged marriage between Vietnam and colonialist France. The French brought their baguettes, liver pate and mayonnaise, and the Vietnamese their pickles, fresh herbs, and chilli. Fast-forward 130 years and you will find banh mi everywhere...

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Sunny Town

We came here because: We had heard there was a new Chinese restaurant that didn’t look anything like a Chinese restaurant, and were curious. The décor was: Japanese-Zen. It is all the rage in China at the moment for new eateries to emulate the calming, minimalistic aesthetic of Japan. Think...

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Puha & Pakeha

In Auckland’s ever-growing international food scene, it is wonderful to visit a restaurant that is home to modern New Zealand food.  Puha & Pakeha brings together the traditional cooking techniques and flavours of Maori cuisine with those of modern New Zealand cuisine.  The result is a delicious flavour “fusion” created...

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Belly Worship

Belly Worship is the new kid on the block in Dominion Road’s Chinatown. Not long ago I was reviewing a Chongqing-style noodle bar in the same spot that has since gone bust. Will Belly Worship stay for the long haul? It is certainly offering something none of its neighbours are....

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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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