Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

A friendly neighbourhood bistro with international flare, this intimate spot is a must visit in the Manukau area.

Tucked away in The Sebel Auckland Manukau Hotel, Ora Bistro offers a sophisticated yet informal experience, in a light, bright and airy dining room.

The menu is a fresh fusion of organic Kiwi ingredients and international cooking techniques. Enjoy entrees such as fresh oysters and crispy pork belly, before tucking into a small yet perfectly formed selection of mouthwatering mains.

Crowd pleasers include the market fish of the day, a beautiful taste of the South Island when paired with a local sauvignon blanc, and lamb rump with fluffy mash potato laced with miso.

Feeling the need for something sweet? Churros with caramel sauce should fit the bill nicely. We’ll take two please!

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Ora Bistro Restaurant
16 Lakewood Court
Manukau
Auckland 2104

Open Hours:
Everyday 6.30 am - 10.00 pm

Phone: +64 9 261 1821
Website: www.orabistro.co.nz

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Ora Bistro Restaurant
Location: Manukau
Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, New Zealand
Mains: $20 - $35+
Accepts:   Ora Bistro Restaurant accepts American Express

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Natalia Ioane

Amazing experience! Thank you.

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Jocelyn Vikash

I loved the food, the service. Was a great atmosphere. Will totally recommend this place.

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I was extremely impressed with the food and service here! What a great find. We will be back :)

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Lovely restaurant, great service! We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meal. The portions were very generous so we couldn't fit dessert in but this just means we will have to come back soon

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Kath Nepe

This was our first venture out with First Table, and it did not disappoint, from the venue, the service, friendly staff, and most of all the delicious food, we could not fault a thing, we highly recommend Ora Bistro and First Table to everyone

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The service we received from Ora Bristo from when we arrived to the time we left was amazing! Got taken care of & they also catered to our requests. Definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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Lovely Food and great service!

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This was a classy dining experience. We were treated very well, waited on with real dignity, and the food was superb.

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We had a great evening at Ora Bistro where we shared 4 of the mains, the restaurant was full and the food was fantastic! We saw lots of the burgers and fish & chips going out that all looked delicious. Thanks to our waitress for recommending the Plum Frangipani as it was delicious :)

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The entrees were amazing!! The service was fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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The food was amazing, difficult time deciding what to get it was all so "yummy" looking on the menu. 4 of us had different meals and they were all just amazing, I'd highly recommend trying this restaurant

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Entire experience was amazing. We eat out as a family every week and this would have been one of our favourite places to visit...

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Aimee Petel

Great food with good service. Pork Belly was nice, not too fatty and the vegetables and sauces cooked perfectly. Lamb shank meal was huge and delicious. Desserts were well balanced. Would recommend :)

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Absolutely amazing.
The staff were friendly, the atmosphere was nice & fancy. The food was delicious.

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Laylah Upu

food was delish, setting was cute i think next time i’ll sit outside and the service was just right

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I have a great night at Ora Bistro Restaurant last night, it's my birthday yesterday, I told Kate the person serving us, and to the end of our meal, all the staff worked in the restaurant holding the cake with candles n singing birthday song to me, I was so touched, I love the food n love the atmosphere, especially the staff is very nice and friendly, I love it so much ❤️

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One of the best dining experience in Manukau area. Main course was great, dessert was a surprise. Staff were friendly and helpful, one of them gave us a thoughtful advice on the beverage selection.

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Rebecca Trounson

Loved our experience at Ora. For the first date night in a very looong time, it’s convenient location, amazing food, lovely atmosphere and friendly wait staff made for a fantastic evening. In particular Michaella and Keala. Thank you ladies for making our night a lovely one. We will definitely be visiting again.

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Niti Todd

Lovely restaurant, staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. All the food was exceptional, we had chip dip, lamb, vege Bao for entree and Moroccan lamb and vegetarian Wellington for mains.
It was presented beautifully and tasted great. We thought the Moroccan lamb main serving was a bit small but the rest of the meals were a reasonable size, as you would expect with fine dining.
Kids were provided with coloring pens and paper which kept them happy.

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Ti Tauasosi

Amazing food! Had a bit of everything with our table ordering a few things. the fish tacos, pulled pork bao, pork belly main and churros are all a must try if your at the restaurant. Would definitely recommend and come again.

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Kelly Lardner

Really lovely staff and a beautifully presented food. The staff were super accommodating and the churros were amazing!

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Tash Evans

Awesome restaurant tucked away in a little corner of South Auckland. Eye fillet was cooked to perfection that long after I had left the restaurant I still had salvations thinking about my meal. The service was top notch, friendly, warm and inviting, making sure we were ok throughout our night. Entree was a good size, the pork belly had me wanting to lick my bowl and dessert was the cherry on top of the icing. Everything was done to perfection I could not fault anything at all.

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Jennifer Allison

Superb Food. We had a really pleasant evening at Ora Bistro, the atmosphere is fresh and friendly. We particularly liked the dinning room layout. We ate out on the inclosed deck it's not crammed with plenty of space between diners. Great menu, a nice selection of entrees and mains. The presentation was perfection I was excited when each dish arrived, the food quality was excellent. The food arrived hot and fresh from the chefs it was literally melt in the mouth tender and juicy. I recommend the pork belly entree, my eyefillet was perfection and my partners venison was so good it was amazing. Also scallops were lovely. Our servers were incredibly kind and accomodating thanks Alicia and your team. The kids menu is great too. Best food in South Auckland. We will be back

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My wife and I were looking for a place to dine after an afternoon strolling through the Botanic Gardens – Ora Bistro exceeded our expectations. The decor and indoor/outdoor flow makes the small restaurant feel open and spacious. The food was robust, our favourites being the crunchy chicken tacos, a beautifully cooked eye fillet steak, topped off with a delightfully creamy creme brûlée. When I booked, I thought this would be a one-off. But after eating there, I feel confident that we will be back again.

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Nice place for lunch. Not crowded and waitress was really nice

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Natalia Ioane

Amazing experience! Thank you.

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Service was really good, both waitresses were friendly and attentive. Food was served in a timely manner.
Dishes were really nice - the seafood and steak were both cooked to my liking.
Overall really nice just a bit disappointed that the lamb dish only came with one SHANK even though the menu states "Lamb Shanks" which lead me to believe that the dish would be served with more than one shank.

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Donna Neal

Tasty food. Great menu.

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Jocelyn Vikash

I loved the food, the service. Was a great atmosphere. Will totally recommend this place.

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I was extremely impressed with the food and service here! What a great find. We will be back :)

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Lovely restaurant, great service! We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meal. The portions were very generous so we couldn't fit dessert in but this just means we will have to come back soon

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Kath Nepe

This was our first venture out with First Table, and it did not disappoint, from the venue, the service, friendly staff, and most of all the delicious food, we could not fault a thing, we highly recommend Ora Bistro and First Table to everyone

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The service we received from Ora Bristo from when we arrived to the time we left was amazing! Got taken care of & they also catered to our requests. Definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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Lovely Food and great service!

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Chloe Cave

Food was yum. Coffees took a while but overall nice setting and food :)

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Consistently fabulous food and service, looking forward to the next time !

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This was a classy dining experience. We were treated very well, waited on with real dignity, and the food was superb.

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mark Osei

This is my second time eating there and I love everything about it. It’s amazing

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We had a great evening at Ora Bistro where we shared 4 of the mains, the restaurant was full and the food was fantastic! We saw lots of the burgers and fish & chips going out that all looked delicious. Thanks to our waitress for recommending the Plum Frangipani as it was delicious :)

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The entrees were amazing!! The service was fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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The food was amazing, difficult time deciding what to get it was all so "yummy" looking on the menu. 4 of us had different meals and they were all just amazing, I'd highly recommend trying this restaurant

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Entire experience was amazing. We eat out as a family every week and this would have been one of our favourite places to visit...

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overall this was a very nice place to go to and we will definitely go back.I would have loved to have given a 5 star review however two things let it down.The first was the food was very tasty but both my wife and I thought the food was only warm and not hot and for $30 mains mains it should be hot and the service was very good apart from when we were actually eating no one came to ask how our meal.
I could highly recommend dining there.
Jonathan

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Enjoyed our meals; both rib eye and roasted pork belly mains were tender , both quite generous sized portions . Definitely filled us up.
Pleasant staff . Can recommend .

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Aimee Petel

Great food with good service. Pork Belly was nice, not too fatty and the vegetables and sauces cooked perfectly. Lamb shank meal was huge and delicious. Desserts were well balanced. Would recommend :)

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Amazing staff and venue, unfortunately, the food didn't quite match the expectations.

Would visit again if in the area.

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Absolutely amazing.
The staff were friendly, the atmosphere was nice & fancy. The food was delicious.

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Laylah Upu

food was delish, setting was cute i think next time i’ll sit outside and the service was just right

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I have a great night at Ora Bistro Restaurant last night, it's my birthday yesterday, I told Kate the person serving us, and to the end of our meal, all the staff worked in the restaurant holding the cake with candles n singing birthday song to me, I was so touched, I love the food n love the atmosphere, especially the staff is very nice and friendly, I love it so much ❤️

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One of the best dining experience in Manukau area. Main course was great, dessert was a surprise. Staff were friendly and helpful, one of them gave us a thoughtful advice on the beverage selection.

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Rebecca Trounson

Loved our experience at Ora. For the first date night in a very looong time, it’s convenient location, amazing food, lovely atmosphere and friendly wait staff made for a fantastic evening. In particular Michaella and Keala. Thank you ladies for making our night a lovely one. We will definitely be visiting again.

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Niti Todd

Lovely restaurant, staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. All the food was exceptional, we had chip dip, lamb, vege Bao for entree and Moroccan lamb and vegetarian Wellington for mains.
It was presented beautifully and tasted great. We thought the Moroccan lamb main serving was a bit small but the rest of the meals were a reasonable size, as you would expect with fine dining.
Kids were provided with coloring pens and paper which kept them happy.

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Ti Tauasosi

Amazing food! Had a bit of everything with our table ordering a few things. the fish tacos, pulled pork bao, pork belly main and churros are all a must try if your at the restaurant. Would definitely recommend and come again.

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Sweta Dass

The restaurant was very clean & tidy. There was a lot of space between each of the tables. The food on the other hand was delicious but the portions were quite small. Everything else was excellent.

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excellent food and service. Highly recommended. Thanks to Michella for great service.

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They forgot one of your meals
They did give us a free glass of wine and some chips
Nice place

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First time experience dining at Ora Bistro with the family. The atmosphere of the restaurant is simply stunning (really posh) and really set you at ease. The service level of staff is outstanding - very attentive and cheerful. We ordered the fish taco, scallops, prawn linguine, fish and chips, moroccan lamb shanks and finished off with plum frangipani. Hands down - the plum frangipani is the best meal (very delicate, well balanced and satisfying dessert). Fish taco was good and beautifully presented, essentially a two-biter. As for the remaining, we did find the battered fish and scallops a tad oily (otherwise cooked beautifully). Prawn linguine was very creamy and lacks the depth in prawn flavour/essence (perhaps overpowered by the cream). As for the lamb shanks, it really lacks the 'moroccan' flavour profile (expecting some fragrant spice) and the kumara mash/green beans fell quite flat for us. Overall, it was a pleasant experience but definitely expecting more on the food. Really appreciate the great service level of the restaurant staff.

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Kim Clarke

We had a lovely dinner experience, the service from beginning to end was great, waitresses tended to our every need and they gave us recommendations on dishes that were most popular or favoured. The ambience of the restaurant felt really welcoming and spacious with an option of either sitting inside or out, very warm and decor is beautiful.
Our entrees were delicious, the scallops were tender and oysters were fresh, I would definitely order again. We were a bit disappointed that the pork belly main was unavailable on the night, nevertheless the rib eye was cooked to my liking, was missing the red wine jus and was topped with chimichurri instead (which is offered on the eye fillet). The lamb shank dinner had by my friend was great, perfect portion and was delicious. We ordered the churros and fangipani desserts, beautiful plating and looks very appetising. Churros were over cooked. We originally wanted the creme brûlée but also wasn’t available on the night. Also ran out of Heineken beers and other items. For a Friday night we felt that there was a lot of unavailability of items/dishes. Overall, it was a great place to catch up with my old friends, we had a great time and would definitely dine here again. And will also recommend Ora Bistro to others. Thank you.

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Kelly Lardner

Really lovely staff and a beautifully presented food. The staff were super accommodating and the churros were amazing!

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Nice place to eat

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It was a lovely evening the staff were very warm.

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Jess Monkley

While the food was fantastic, the service was actually exceptional. Such a pleasant surprise from what was a last minute dinner booking to spend time with my nana. Can highly recommend the eye fillet (perfect) the oysters were divine and the fish and chips were delicious and perfectly cooked. We will definitely be back!

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It seems to be a nice place in the middle of Manukau. The restaurant is well lit and decorated. Food were well presented and tasty. The service was efficient and we do not have any problem with our dinner there last night.

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The food was amazing, enjoy the service too. When go again next time.

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Allison Meriouli

It was my brothers birthday and I wanted to take the family somewhere in Manukau with a nice restaurant feel and Ora Bistro didn't disappoint. We were welcomed beautifully and taken to our table, there was a small wait for the food but it was nice to have the time to talk. I ordered the Eye Fillet which was cooked beautifully and everything served with it made it look visually stunning and taste even better.
The chicken tacos for my son came served on a piece of bamboo which was a great treat for him.
There was a nice atmosphere with the jazz music playing.
I would recommend his place for somewhere to go in Manukau. Probably 7/10 in my rating.

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Toni Silive

We are not usually people to dine at restaurants to be honest , first time experience for us and since we walked in the door we felt so welcomed by Clarissa and her colleague. She seated us at the table and was so attentive. If you are new to dining in restaurants I reccomend you to come to this restaraunt, great friendly environment with honestly the best food I have tasted, the chefs do an amazing job making the food. We had chicken tacos for Entree which was amazing, Beef eye fillet for mains and churroz for dessert beyond my expectations to be honest. Whole experience was truly amazing thank you so much to Clarissa and the team amazing service. Big massive compliments to the Chefs. Had a great night and definitely will be back some time soon.

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Priya Kumar

Great Service, good food and excellent location.
Was pleasantly surprised.Will be back!

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Ora Bistro is a lovely quiet little boutique bistro convenient to the motorway at Manukau situated within the Sebel Hotel and what a lovely restaurant it is.
Food was delicious. Service was excellent.. I highly recommend the Fillet Steak and for dessert Creme Brulee. (We all had the Creme Brulee and loved it) Beautifully cooked Main and the Brulee has a surprising twist to it. Delicious We will certainly be going back to this lovely little restaurant.

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Brett Willis

The staff were very polite and their service was great! And the food was awesome, I loved the Churros!

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The service was great, very attentative at all times, food was great. The lighting in the restaurant just a wee bit harsh, could be dimmed down a bit. Was very surprised with a comment made by the waitress when she placed the steak knife down, she advise me to use the cultery from the outside in? That made is giggle.... overall very good and would definately return.

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Barbara Hetaraka

Very attentive staff, nice setting, busy little hub. Food was presented well. I had the oysters and eye fillet. Oysters were interesting with the passionfruit swirl, not to my liking but each to their own. Steak was cooked superbly!

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Bas de Vries

New restaurant as part of the hotel. Not a place for atmosphere, but the food was great!

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A lovely dinner with great service and delicious meals!

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Michelle Liefting

This is the second time we’ve dined at Ora Bistro, and the food was delicious again! Lovely service too. Our vegetable sides came out about half an hour before our mains, but they were also tasty on their own.

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