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Category: Central Auckland

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Covo

I had visited Covo for special morning coffees as part of our Finding Flavour Italian Food Tours, so I thought I would check them out for dinner.  I had heard that Japanese Chef  Chihiro was more Italian than the Italians who worked there.  He speaks Italian and has trained in...

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Gyoza King

The city end of Newmarket has a wealth of cheap eats and we were struggling to choose when we stumbled on an bright newish-looking Japanese eatery. Turns out it’s a combination of our favourite sushi place (Bien) and the now-closed Gyoza King from Ponsonby road. It’s only been open three...

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Saigon BBQ

I first met the lovely Lam family when they opened Banh Mi Bale restaurant on Dominion Road.  They introduced me to their delicious Vietnamese sandwiches (true fusion food) and other Vietnamese cooking.  Then we lost them to the Auckland CBD, where they relocated to Lorne Street. A return visit was...

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Le Garde-Manger

Springtime in Paris – no, autumn in Auckland – yes.  Feeling in the mood for some French food, we went for lunch on a sunny autumn day. Actually, this was my second visit. This place is a cheap eat by day but slightly over the threshold at night. This review...

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Piko Cafe

Foodie friend Sarah Lee suggested that we check out the Piko Café at the AUT School of Hospitality, and after enjoying an amazing special Cuisine event meal at the AUT fine dining room earlier this year, I resolved to make a return visit. Both the Piko Café and its fine...

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Santhiya’s

This has to be one of our personal favourites when it comes to Cheap Eats and it was great to have an excuse to go to Santhiya’s in the name of research for the site. Unfortunately this is not a Cheap Eat with great atmosphere. The place is pretty stark....

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