Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Auckland

Saan

Hot in both senses of the word, this super-fashionable restaurant focusses on the fiery cuisine of the Isaan and Lanna regions of northern Thailand. The menu is conveniently sorted from least to most spicy and split…
Japanese in Auckland

Cocoro

Japanese elegance infuses everything about this excellent restaurant, from the soft lighting and chic decor, to the delicate flavours of the artistically arranged food. At lunchtime it offers an affordable donburi r…
Chinese in Auckland

Chinoiserie

Bringing hip decor and tasty Taiwanese street food to a nondescript strip of suburban shops, Chinoiserie specialises in gua bao – oversized steamed buns stuffed with the likes of pork, chicken, beef, squid or tofu. …
Vietnamese in Auckland

Hansan

Good, authentic, reasonably priced Vietnamese eateries are in short supply in NZ, which makes this surprisingly upmarket-looking place a real find. There's free green tea and a large picture menu, and many of the ma…
Indian in Auckland

Ela Cuisine

Tucked away at the rear of the Elliott Stables food court, this excellent Indian eatery serves up lip-smacking curries (Kerala beef, coconut lamb shank, 'butterless' chicken etc) and masala dosa (stuffed pancakes), …
Indian in Auckland

iVillage

Specialising in delicious tandoori dishes and lamb curries, this top-flight Indian eatery has a wide-ranging menu with plenty of vegetarian selections and an Indochinese section. On a summer's night, enjoy your subc…
Chinese in Auckland

Blue Breeze Inn

Regional Chinese flavours combine with a funky retro Pacific ambience at this so-hip-it-hurts eatery. The waitstaff are sassy, the rum cocktails are deliciously strong, and menu standouts include pork belly and pick…
Thai in Auckland

MooChowChow

It's Thai, Nahm Jim, but not as we know it. Bangkok's street food has been channelled into this supremely Ponsonby mooching spot without missing a piquant note. Killer Asian-inspired cocktails, too. Be ready to shar…
Indian in Auckland

Cassia

Occupying a moodily lit basement off an access lane, Cassia serves quality modern Indian food with plenty of punch and panache. Start with a pani puri, a bite-sized crispy shell bursting with flavour, before settlin…
Korean in Auckland

No. 1 Pancake

The constant queue outside tells you all you need to know about this hole-in-the-wall eatery. It does only one thing and it does it well: delicious crispy Korean-style pancakes (hotteok or ho dduk, depending on who …