When you’re looking for a date night in Auckland and you just can’t quite decide on a cuisine, Asian Fusion is the way to go. From Filipino food and delicious sushi to mouth-watering bao and Malaysian noodles, we’ve collated a list of 14 of the best Asian fusion spots for date night in Auckland.
Meet our top Asian eats in the city of sails…
The Blue Breeze Inn
Modern Chinese with the laid back island flare. Imagine freshly shucked oysters with a Sichuan and chilli oil, black tiger prawn dumplings or their famous bang bang chicken and you’ve landed at one of Auckland’s most desired Asian Fusion hot spots. Their unforgettable cocktails from their infamous Rum Bar are a great addition to a weekend date night or a chance to splurge out during the week!
Sake Bar Icco
Modern Chinese with the laid back island flare. Imagine freshly shucked oysters with a Sichuan and chilli oil, black tiger prawn dumplings or their famous bang bang chicken and you’ve landed at one of Aucklands most desired Asian Fusion hot spots. Their unforgettable cocktails from their infamous Rum Bar are a great addition to a weekend date night or a chance to splurge out during the week!
Regarded as one of the trendiest restaurants in Auckland, this Peruvian-Japanese inspired crowd favourite has expanded its way into the lively Mission Bay scene. Famous for mastering Nikkei Cuisine, Azabu plates up vibrant delicacies and sits at the forefront of a food lovers hit list with locations in both Ponsonby and Mission Bay.
Le Vietnamese Kitchen
An exquisite menu of fabulous Vietnamese cuisine that combines traditional culinary techniques with a strong French influence. They source all our ingredients locally and have the freshest vegetables delivered on a daily basis. Top quality New Zealand produced fish and meat are key features of our menu.
Cafe Viet is a friendly neighborhood eatery nestled in the Grey Lynn shops. We prepare beautifully presented food created from quality organic and free farmed ingredients sourced from local suppliers.
Whether your are celebrating a special event or just celebrating the day – Cafe Viet is the perfect location to enjoy fresh, healthy and delicious Vietnamese cuisine in a relaxed environment where you can take your time and enjoy the experience.
Located in the North Shore area of Auckland, Madam Woos Takapuna restaurant serves up delicious Malaysian-inspired hawker fare. Try traditional dishes like laksa and Hainanese chicken and rice, as well as our renowned hawker rolls. Stop by and see why this is a favourite place to eat in Takapuna for date night at this fun spot co-founded by celebrity chef Josh Emett.
From the team behind Chinoiserie comes a delicious spot in Balmoral for Thai-inspired bites. This is a fun date night spot with an epic way of presenting the cocktail menu (we won’t ruin the surprise by telling you here!). Head here for everything from Thai
Sleek & exquisite, Ebisu is arguably the finest dining Japanese you will find across New Zealand. Occupied in a historic building in the Britomart precinct, the moodily dark space serves up contemporary, Japanese cuisine. The infamous bento boxes for lunch or a soft shell crab & miso eggplant combo for dinner are the top hits at Ebisu.
In the thriving hub of Mount Eden Village, Xiong is the newest addition for delectable and delicious eats. With influence from North East Asia, at this intimate eatery, guests are invited discover the heavenly flavours of Xoong quickly for maximum satisfaction.
Filipino flavours prove to be rare in the Auckland area, but Nanam easily hosts one of the most impressive Filipino menus. This hidden gem is an award winning restaurant designed for a casual date night in a warm and relaxed environment. The humble Filipino flavours are broken down into Tapas & Mains, allowing you to choose the dining experience you are after as soon as you sit down.
Modern Vietnamese cuisine housed in a heritage warehouse space in central Britomart. Inspired by the street food of Hanoi, the traditional focus on all five flavour elements hosts a menu designed for all. In a stylish space, with friendly staff, there is no reason to miss out on the punchy taste of Cafe Hanoi.
A true must-try in the heart of Takapuna. With flavours that never waiver, Tok Tok was built to modernise Asian street food, with Thai dishes influenced by it’s South East Asian neighbours. With easily the most tasty Bao Bun known to man, and fresh dishes that will blow your palette, this is a cuisine lovers dream.
Sitting amongst some of the best eateries in Auckland, Hello Beasty is truly holding its own. Designed for sharing, their menu is a take on contemporary New Zealand fusion cuisine and is inspired by the warmth, freshness and delicious kind of complicated simplicity that we love about the cuisines of Japan, Korea and China. With a carefully selected wine and cocktail list to match – you need to eat here for your next date night.
Venture into the exciting world of decadent food, unmatched cocktails and stunning service on the heart of Ponsonby Road. If you’re hungering for a fix of Southeast Asian food, Mekong Baby is a popular hit amongst critics and locals.
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