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Otto’s Mediterranean Kitchen

If you enjoy fresh flavourful food with a Greek and Turkish theme then you will enjoy Otto’s Mediterranean Kitchen, newly opened in the Fortieth and Hurstmere restaurant collective in Takapuna. We arrived during a busy lunch hour, and helpful staff guided us through the short menu, which represents the various...

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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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Canadian Midway Food

The deep-fried food offerings at the midways in Canadian (and American) fairs and rodeos are a time-honoured food tradition. Many people (i.e. me) go to these events just to have their fill of deep-fried food decadence. So with thoughts of our Cheapeats readers in mind (and antacid at the ready),...

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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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Cielito Lindo Cafe & Taqueria

Sometimes the tastiest Cheapeats discoveries are made in the unlikeliest locations.  So it is with Mexican restaurant Cielito Lindo, located just off the Henderson offramp on the Northwestern motorway in Auckland. If it had not been for a “heads-up” from fellow foodie Nick, we would not have known about this newcomer...

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