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The Best Restaurants in Auckland

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From high-end seafood dishes to, as expected, perfectly-baked treats to go with New Zealand's sublime coffee, Auckland's restaurants will tempt you to stay put in the city ... forever. Or, at least, return time and again.
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76 Onetangi Rd, Onetangi, Auckland 1971, New Zealand

An easy 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, Waiheke Island combines art galleries, coastal hiking, kayaking, and edge-of-the-vineyard opportunities for relaxed lunches. Reached by a winding, unpaved road, Te Motu Vineyard is renowned...

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70 - 72 Onetangi Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island, Auckland 1971, New Zealand
Waiheke Island's glowing reputation as an arty and bohemian refuge away from New Zealand's biggest and most cosmopolitan city is being further bolstered by excellent vineyard restaurants. Accessed by a sweeping, tree-lined entrance...
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196 Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Welcome to Auckland's most eclectically decorated restaurant, a quirky and stylish combination of retro-Euro-chic ski lodge and colonial Shanghai. Such disparate design elements shouldn't work together, but they do, and there's an equally...
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26 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Behind a very discreet entrance on Auckland's Ponsonby Road eating-and-drinking strip, the slim and stylish interior of Azabu is enlivened only by big-format photos of Tokyo, which rightly leaves the emphasis on the Japanese-Peruvian-fusion...
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5 Fort Ln, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Often lauded as Auckland's best restaurant, Cassia boasts modern Indian plates that offer a stellar and spicy step up from a neighborhood curry house. The childhood culinary memories of chef Sid Sahrawat are channeled here into contemporary dishes...
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86 Federal St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
The award-winning Depot is a restaurant with a difference run by quintessential Kiwi chef and author Al Brown. Squid ink linguine, pork hock and plump fresh oysters come hand-in-hand with wine on tap, old style crockery and super friendly service....
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Britomart Place, 22 Customs St E, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Nicknamed "the Shaky Isles" after Australians experienced many of the famous New Zealand earthquakes, the name stuck with this popular cafe in downtown Auckland. Tucked away next to the harbor, this unique cafe serves up some of the best coffee in...
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Excelsior Building Cnr Galway &, Commerce St, Britomart, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Cafe Hanoi is choreographed dilapidation. Rough brick, crumbling plaster, and layers of scraped-back paint are softened with huge Noguchi globe lamps and planes of hand-oiled timber. —Nat Cheshire Galway and Commerce Streets, 64/(0)...
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376 Karangahape Rd, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Coco’s is like our second living room. My staff and I come here in part because the scene and the rustic, Italian-inspired food are so good, but also because everyone is a friend. 376 Karangahape Rd., 64/(0) 9-300-7582. This appeared in the...