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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Shopping Mall
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“Great spot if you are meeting people with different taste buds as there are multiple eateries in this venue so you can choose what you want to eat and still sit together”
  • 190 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“ One Tree Hill, the largest parkland in Auckland, is the place where people has a lot to do with. You may climb to the summit to have a 360 view of the city. You may also follow the walkways to explore the different parts of the park. By the way, you will see sheeps and cattle. It seems like you are in a real farm. You could see different plants, flowers in different season. You could even pick up some fruits in autumn. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Known for its incredibly seafood menu. In the heart of the city by Sky City. This place is fun and casual... no bookings.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Hallertau Brewery is a mere five minutes walk where you can enjoy the in-house made craft beer and a great seasonal menu. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
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“If you're looking for a fancier dinner out, Amano is the place! Right in Britomart, close to good bars etc to visit afterwards. Amano has the yummiest handmade pasta in the City!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“Simply the best Sat/Sun morning market in the North Island by far. Great food and coffee too.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“NZ chef Al Brown’s take on an old-school NYC Jewish delicatessen. Very delicious and reasonably priced with sumptuous selection of desserts. Choose any 3 great desserts for only $20 such as banoffee pie, NY cheesecake & lemon meringue pie. What’s not to love!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Soul is in the heart of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. The bistro prides itself on its use of the finest, freshest local ingredients and, as may be expected from its location, Soul has an emphasis on seafood. Its elegant all-weather terrace faces west to catch the spectacular sunsets, views out across the water that take in America’s Cup boats, super yachts, water taxis and even fishing boats.  Plus they host regular events such as their Soul Punch parties, fashion lunches with incredible New Zealand designers and Restaurant Month events that always sell out. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great restaurant! Good for sharing plates with asian influence. Yummy cocktails, fun vibe.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Visit the historical Riverhead Tavern located on the edge of the river. The Riverhead is a 10 minute walk away. Serving great local food either at the Portage Bar, The Landing Restaurant or in summer at the Boathouse which offers family activities and music on the weekends. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bistro
“Delicious Italian food on K Road, really fun vibe - yummy pasta, Good Happy Hour with seats outside.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Traditional & contemporary Italian dishes in a lively, laid-back atmosphere. Veuve Clicquot Champagne at $ 15 a glass. My Fav restaurant in Ponsonby.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
“World-class modern Japanese from an internationally acclaimed chef, minus the intimidating vibe.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Again, going with the classics here... the ones that have stood the test of time. Always reliable. It's not for everyone, some people like a bit more grit but SPQR is a favourite.... you'll understand why as soon as you enter, it's a bit fancy but in an Auckland way... put your Gucci sneakers on ladies and put the Clicquot on ice and keep it coming”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice View. The new menu has some fantastic and highly creative cuisine options that will leave you wanting more. Aka the Crayfish toasted sandwich, tasting oysters, chicken parfait are simply superb. Will go back again just to hit these dishes again, so good. Thank you.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Fabulous Italian food and a buzzy, modern vibe. Great cocktails! A quick ferry trip over to the city, then stroll along the waterfront to North Wharf.”
  • 20 locals recommend