Tagged: central auckland

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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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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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Samadi

We’ve been meaning to head to Samadi since it opened last year and finally made it one recent cold rainy Auckland night. Any sogginess we might have felt, metaphorically dried up the instant we entered thanks to the warmth of this lovely Afghani family. And the food just cemented this...

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TAMA Eatery & Bar

TAMA eatery and bar is tucked away on Upper Queen Street, and one dark and wintery evening, the Cheapeats team gathered there to discover Nepalese cuisine.  TAMA is located in the seemingly “no man zone” of Upper Queen Street, not far from K’Road.  Many of us would have driven past and...

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Hot Hot

Hot Hot is the hot new modern Asian fusion eatery in town. Seems that everyone is talking about it and going there. So my Cheapeats colleague  Kate, her partner and I ventured out one mid-week evening to check it out. I arrived early at 5:30pm and snagged a table upstairs...

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