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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Shopping Centre
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“Ponsonby is a destination strip of restaurants and bars. It is a 5 min uber ride, or a pleasant 30 min walk away”
  • 183 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Expansive park with sheep and cows, great for walks and/or picnics. Lovely treelined paths and gardens.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The food was absolutely amazing and such a good astrosphere to have dinner in(normally closed in midnight)”
  • 62 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a wonderful restuarant (our favourite in Auckland), with incredible flavours, service and decor. It is modern Italian inspired, and the menu changes daily depending on what's in season. If you're looking for a fun night out as a couple or family, this is a great place.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great restaurant! Good for sharing plates with asian influence. Yummy cocktails, fun vibe.”
  • 42 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”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bistro
“Delicious Italian food on K Road, really fun vibe - yummy pasta, Good Happy Hour with seats outside.”
  • 46 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
Italian Restaurant
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“I’ve been going to this restaurant for over 30 years. Beautiful Italian food. You can’t go wrong. No bookings so get there early. ”
  • 49 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
Farmers Market
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“This is our favourite market to go to on a Saturday or Sunday morning - open from 8am-1pm, with live music. They great stalls/vendors including a bakery, french patisseries, Mediterranean dips/hummuses, fresh salmon stall, coffee, local produce/veggies, smoothies, kombucha, homemade baking, olive oil, crepes, an organic butcher, and more!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Restaurant
“World-class modern Japanese from an internationally acclaimed chef, minus the intimidating vibe.”
  • 16 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
Australian Restaurant
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“Gorgeous Atmosphere amongst top shopping and night life area, great food and service, every time a winner”
  • 27 locals recommend
Winery
“Fine dining and casual restaurants at the same location, both with a warm fire.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great for lunch and dinner. Make sure you make a reservation. Number: 09-372 2222”
  • 50 locals recommend