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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...


Summertime Favourites Cheapeats

Summertime and the living is easy…here are some of our favourite Cheapeats restaurants to enjoy over the Auckland summer: Dragonfired, Waiheke Island  (nominated by Lynn) Nothing beats eating one of Bevan’s wood fired pizzas or calzones at the beach on Waiheke, except maybe eating his wood fired polenta bake meal....



Love fried chicken?  Then you’ll want to head to Kingsland’s new Chicka fried chicken restaurant. If you haven’t been to Kingsland lately, then you will be surprised by the boom in the number of Asian fusion restaurants.  The latest addition to this group is Chicka, a  Korean fried chicken bar...


Ain’t No Taco

Mexican food with a twist – Cheapeats goes south of the border (or at least to Upper Symonds Street) to Ain’t No Taco. Many cheap eats restaurants may be good at food but often the decor is functional (at best).  We walked into Ain’t No Taco and “hello!” we were greeted...


Morepork BBQ

Low’n slow, home-smoked, luscious BBQ meats that melt in your mouth.  All this and more at Morepork American BBQ restaurant in Ponsonby. Fellow Cheapeats colleague Kate and I were looking for a place to have dinner and we wanted a change from our usual burgers and dumplings. “Do you know...

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