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FARO

[Photographs by David Straight] There’s something quite appealing about cooking your own dinner, particularly when you get to do it while sitting on a red throne. Faro is a traditional Korean BBQ restaurant, huge and mostly empty. It shouldn’t be. There’s a small barbecue in the middle of the table, and an extractor tube that whisks […]

THE GOLDEN DAWN

[Photographs: David Straight] We go to the Golden Dawn quite often: in fact, it’s probably our favourite bar in Auckland. Sometimes, in the early evening – gosh, late at night too – we visit to eat, rather than drink. The menu, seasonal and simple, runs from bread and butter ($5) to a sticky lamb neck […]

CAZADOR

[Pictures: David Straight] We’ve since reviewed Cazador again – see here for the new review. Vegetarians need not apply. Cazador’s Iranian-born owner Tony Lolaiy is a keen hunter, so the restaurant is festooned with the taxidermied animals he’s caught over the years. There are a couple of deer heads in the front room, a few trout; […]

MOOCHOWCHOW

[Pictures: David Straight] We’ve been waiting for this for a very long time. We gave up on Thai in Auckland, sick of canned bamboo shoots, crinkle-cut carrots and watery curries with too much sugar. Then we went to Moochowchow, which opened in April in a big villa up the top of Ponsonby Road that used […]

SATYA

[Pictures: David Straight] The dahi puri! The dahi puri! This is why people come to Satya. Well, partly. They’re an addictive appetiser, a bland ball of mashed potato and chickpea atop a crisp chickpea cracker, doused in yoghurt, tamarind chutney and fresh coriander. They’re really good, and sometimes you can eat an entire plate ($8.95 for […]