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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....


Yong’s Hand Pulled Noodles

Dumplings have moved out of the Dominion Road food wars spotlight, and have been replaced with the race for best noodle. More specifically handmade noodles. Whether they are hand-pulled or hand-cleavered, some old favourites include Shao Lin Kung Fu Noodles and Xi’an Food Bar. But there are some new kids...


Ras Vatika Indian Vegetarian Cafe

Nestled in amongst the clusters of Asian restaurants on the Dominion Road strip is Ras Vatika, a long-established Indian vegetarian restaurant specialising in Gujarati South Indian food and North Indian food.  If you are looking for a homely Indian food experience, then you will be welcome here. Colleague Kate and...


Go Go Music Cafe

At street level punters may be disheartened to see the darkened window-front of a shut-up and empty shop, like I did the night I visited Go Go Music Café with my Cheapeats colleagues Lynn and Kate.   But look a little towards your right and you’ll see a narrow stairwell...


Stumpy’s Pizza

Located at the south end of the Asian restaurant strip on Dominion Road, Stumpy’s has a loyal following for its thin-crust, wood-fired pizzas. Returning from a weekend away, a Sunday night seemed the perfect opportunity to try their offerings.  We must have hit a quiet night, because when we phoned...


Spicy Cuisine

Looking for new recommendations, I asked fellow food writer Anna King Shahab what her latest favourites were. She mentioned three places, but since we were really hungry we decided to go with Spicy Cuisine because she said it’s not as busy as some of the other places on Dominion Road....

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