Address:Corner Customs Street East and Gore Street
Phone:09 379 1860
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Elevated in every way, sitting on the 15th floor of SO/Auckland, dine to a backdrop of sweeping views across the Waitematā Harbour and Auckland City skyline, while the action of the open kitchen exposes guests to a different experience every time.
With Chef Marty Kindleysides at the helm, you’re in good hands. Mastering the balance of flavour profiles and spice, he presents a distinctly New Zealand spin on Asian cuisine. The menu is produce driven, innovative and adventurous, with new seasonal additions to continuously excite.
Ingredients are gathered from all over New Zealand – ginseng, earthy with a touch of sweetness from Rotorua, award-winning Kakariki olive oil from Nelson and Clevedon Valley buffalo curd from the shores of the Hauraki Gulf. From land to sea, the menu is a showcase of premium and ethically sourced produce, partnering with like-minded purveyors passionate about their craft. Discover sirloin from Awhi Farms in Mt Ruapehu, Speck Park Beef from Hawke’s Bay and roasted duck from Pukekohe’s Eastherbrook’s Farm, alongside locally caught market fish of the day.
Fare invites conversation and good times. Smaller starter-style dishes include New Zealand Ōra King salmon ssambap (meaning “wrapped” in Korean cuisine), served with baby cos, seasoned short grain rice and gochujang glaze. Travel down the menu for something a bit bigger, find a soulful spaghetti with Cloudy Bay clams, XOXO sauce, Chinese chives and spring onion. For the main event, explore signatures like the hand-picked 55-day aged beef tomahawk and braised lamb oyster shoulder in rendang sauce. A deliciously moreish must-try, the wood roasted duck is a reimagined iteration of the traditional Chinese delicacy. Accompanied by the usual suspects, from spring onions and cucumber to Manuka honey hoisin, the addition of bao buns only further enhances the crispiness.
The curated wine list features the best of New Zealand and international wines while creative cocktails range in all manner from sweet to savoury. The knowledgeable team are always on hand for the perfect pairing.
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