Address:Underground, 44 Queen Street
Phone:(022) 384 0068
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In the heart of Auckland, there's a new spot that's turning nights into an unforgettable experience. Welcome to The Nightcar, where the city’s hustle becomes a backdrop, and the flavours of East Asia steal the show.
Walk into The Nightcar, and you're immediately in a space where modern chic meets Eastern style. The ambience blends dark, inviting tones with soft lighting, creating a private escape for the city explorer. It’s a place where every corner has a tale, readying you for the feast ahead.
Kick-off with a Sheng Hao — a delicate Te Kouma oyster brought to life with a dash of chilli and lemongrass. It's a bold introduction from the kitchen, showcasing the mastery of flavours to come. Dive deeper into the menu, and the noodles call out. Picture tangles of perfectly done strands, carrying the rich flavours of pork belly, sweet soy, and the vibrant kick of Szechuan pepper. Or the niu rou, with its 24-hour braised beef, offering a bite of succulent, rich joy.
No meal is complete without trying the cold and hot dishes. The huang gua provides a refreshing crunch of cucumber with a hint of minced garlic and vinegar, while the dou fu captivates with its soft texture, sweet soy, and crispy fried shallot.
As the night unfolds, let the stars of the drink menu shine in your glass. A glass of Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut adds a sparkle similar to the stars above, or for those bewitched by mixed drinks, a champagne cocktail promises to lift the evening's enchantment.
Dessert offers a sweet end with options like ci ba, a crunchy, panko-crusted rice cake brushed with brown sugar. Or drift into bliss with the yang zhi gan lu, a heavenly mix of mango, sago, and pomelo, all nestled in coconut's warm hug.
At The Nightcar, the adventure is as captivating as the destination. It’s a place where each taste is a journey off the beaten path, and every drink is a fresh story. So, why not discover the stories waiting at The Nightcar? Bring your friends and get ready for a night where flavour leads to undiscovered wonders.
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