Ngopi is a cool and quirky cafe in Auckland’s centre, serving mostly Indian and Malaysian cuisine. Ngopi comes from an Indonesian term which loosely means an informal get together between good friends, and Ngopi is certainly the perfect place to do that. This cafe run by volunteers and they distribute their profits to local charities. The food is delicious, so come down for a kopi tarik (Indonesian Coffee) and a delicious panang curry.
Ngopi, 79 Anzac Ave, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-303 4172
Euro Bar & Restaurant makes no compromises in providing a brilliant and memorable dining experience, using classic European gastronomic techniques that bring out the best of their ingredients and result in complex and delicious flavours in every dish. As well as having a fantastic variety on their à la carte menu, the kitchen lets you indulge in one of their brilliantly balanced set menus that provide a taste of the chefs’ true talent. Located on Auckland’s bay, you’ll have a fantastic view over the water while dining in a classic, European fine dining establishment.
Euro Restaurant & Bar, 22/147 Quay St, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-309 9866
With dark wood walls, and bright neon signs, Better Burger is reminiscent of an authentic, classic American burger joint. Better Burger is proud to be considered one of the best vendors of burgers in Auckland. Here, they don’t bother with anything other than the greasy, delicious burgers, fries and soda, and for an extra couple of dollars, you can turn that soda into one of their delicious shakes. The menu is simple, but the taste delicious, and it’s simplicity that keeps the price so reasonable.
Better Burger, 34 Customs St, Auckland, New Zealand,+64 9-336 1280
Odettes Eatery is open from the early hours of the morning, serving an array of delicious and light breakfast options, all the way until dinner. Its selection of different sharing plates welcomes you to this little corner of Auckland’s central business district. The classic and gorgeous light wooden tables are paired with a palate of blue, from the tropical painting on the far wall to the long comfortable couch, and even the crockery. Every detail here has been carefully considered and brought together, making it a smooth and delicate place to relax and have a bite to eat.
Odettes Eatery, 90 Wellesley St, Auckland, New Zealand,+64 9-309 0304
Ebisu’s name comes from the god of fisherman and luck, one of the seven gods of fortune in Japanese mythology. The delicately prepared sushi shouldn’t be missed, nor should Ebisu’s signature dishes featuring the elegant Japanese art of sashimi, sensitively produced raw fish.
Ebisu, 116-118 Quay St, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-300 5271
Orbit 360° Dining soars over Auckland, occupying the 72nd floor of the famous Sky Tower. This is truly one of Auckland’s most sought after dining experiences, so it’s best to make a reservation in order to dine 190 metres above the ground with panoramic views of New Zealand’s largest city. Orbit 360° is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week, as well as brunch, which is available only at weekends.
Orbit 360° Dining, 72/78 Victoria St, Auckland, New Zealand,+64 9-363 6000