Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

KOA is located within the Stamford Plaza Auckland. Experience contemporary New Zealand cuisine created by an outstanding Executive Chef. KOA recently won the NZ Beef and Lamb Award for 2019. Relax and enjoy superb cuisine in the heart of the city.

KOA offers delicious dishes inspired by cuisine from around the world. Tempt your taste buds with starters like crispy pork belly and vegetable spring rolls. Then tuck into main dishes like mouth-watering laksa, char-grilled spatchcock and pan-fried market fish. Classics like American beef burgers and pizzas make for the ultimate comfort food served with style.

This spectacular restaurant boasts a distinctive atmosphere with one-of-a-kind Peter Stoneham lighting and sleek décor. Soak up the ambience whilst being looked after by KOA’s personable and attentive wait staff.

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KOA
22-26 Albert Street
Auckland 1010

Open Hours:
Breakfast
Monday to Sunday
6.00am to 10.30am

Lunch
Monday to Sunday
12.00pm to 3.00pm

Dinner
Monday to Sunday
5.30pm to 10.30pm

Phone: +64 9 309 8888
Website: www.stamford.com.au/spak

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KOA

KOA
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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After a big day, we (mum, dad and our 7 and 6 year old) found the sanctuary of KOA just what we needed. The wait service were very attentive, and accommodating to our tired children. We ordered the pork belly entree which was the dish of the day in our mind.. lovely sweetness of the pumpkin with the salty tender pork was perfect. I had the market fish and my husband had the lamb with red wine Jus, again both cooked just right with lovely depth of flavour in the sauces. It may seem surprising that hotel dining would be a pick for young families but we thoroughly enjoyed it !

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Sherene Newby

Just beautiful! the sirloin steak was melt in the mouth tender and delicious. Very professional wait staff too. Love the ambience of Knights too. thank you got a lovely evening.

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Kathy Best

Good food and wonderful service

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Long wait for food but was decent I’d go back

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Nice atmosphere, great food and service however we felt the food portions were on the small side.

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I was a little disappointed at KOA, the restaurant is next to the main bar and there is a lot of noise so you can hardly have a conversation.
The food I found was average, the caulflour and cheese had no taste and was very bland. The pork belly was disappointing, however the steak was cooked well.
Overall I would not dine there again.

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Wouldn't normally go to a hotel for a meal but because of first table we chose KOA. Steaks were perfect , the service friendly and efficient. The live music in the background was lovely. Apart from me roadworks outside excess was easy from the downtown Park car park. Would definitely go again.

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Magdeline Radcliffe

Great service.
Generous servings.Food tasty.
Wine list shows a variety of wines,beers and cocktails.
The soft beautiful music in the background helped to create a romantic atmosphere.Will defnitely visit again.

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Annie Yip

Great food and services. But with limit and non-appealing dessert selection.

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I had a great time, came to this restaurant as a group of 4, unfortunately some of the dishes we ordered were small so we had to get a little more food. The Salmon is quite small, so be aware when you order! Ribs were great, good portion size too.

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Food and service both wonderful. Can be a bit loud as right in the foyer area and not a closed restaurant, however we enjoyed the lively ambiance with a live band playing. Very attentive friendly service and food was fresh and delicious.

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Had an awsome time, the waiter was very posh and punctual, loved the food, i would definitely dine at KOA again

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Lisa Campbell

We had a lovely meal at Koa last Saturday. The staff were very attentive and we weren’t rushed in any way. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would love to dine there again sometime.

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Sejoo Han

It was my first year anniversary with my girlfriend.I just finished my studies and graduated I just started working. Saved up some money for this special occasion. However, when it comes to doing things for your partner you always want to give more than you can. Saw first table in google through searching dinner deals in Auckland. We had a 5/5 experience eating lovely food at KOA. The singer was amazing too!! Thank you for creating this webpage will definitely use this again at least once a month to visit fine dining restaurants around Auckland.

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Jennifer Tseng

Lovely food

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Tele Savaiinaea

Food and Service was absolutely amazing. Food impeccable and I cannot fault it. Eye Fillet was the winner for me and so was the chessecake. I will be back

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Lovely atmosphere and attentive service. Perfect for pre theatre dinner.

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Delicious meal - sashimi was perfectly cut and market day fish cooked in an interesting way - recommend

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We shared the Mussels which had a delicious balanced flavour to them, I was very impressed.
Followed by the Salmon steak and handmade portobello mushroom ravioli both of which were very well balanced in flavour and presentation.
Dessert was Chocolate fondant and cheesecake both of which again had a perfect blend of flavour and sweetness.

Staff service was impeccable! Really enjoyed the environment as well.

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Kataraina Natua-Moetaua

Great food and service topped off with a great surprise birthday brownie for our guest, thanks to the waiter.

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Food great, had to wait for the drinks to arrive but every thing else perfect.

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Sue Wilson

Lovely evening at the Koa Restaurant. Great food, friendly and polite staff. We will be back again.

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Zhe Min Shao

NIce atmosphere as there was live music and felt very chilled yet classy establishment.

The food was decent, I had the steer eye fillet and it was tender and juicy. However, I felt the service was very slow considering how little people were dining at the restaurant at the time.

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Had a meal here on Saturday night, my girlfriend and I really enjoyed it! The food was outstanding and the service was amazing. Will recommend for sure!

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Lovely experience. Food delicious. Will definitely go back again

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After a big day, we (mum, dad and our 7 and 6 year old) found the sanctuary of KOA just what we needed. The wait service were very attentive, and accommodating to our tired children. We ordered the pork belly entree which was the dish of the day in our mind.. lovely sweetness of the pumpkin with the salty tender pork was perfect. I had the market fish and my husband had the lamb with red wine Jus, again both cooked just right with lovely depth of flavour in the sauces. It may seem surprising that hotel dining would be a pick for young families but we thoroughly enjoyed it !

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Very good value. Food delicious and cooked perfectly. Restaurant is pleasant but rather close to entrance of hotel and can be draughty.

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Shikha Bansal

We had an amazing experience at KOA. Food quality and customer service were exceptionally good. The ambience is really nice perfect for a date :)
Staff member- Meherzad (not sure if name spellings correct) provided the best customer service ever, he was polite & courteous.
Highly recommended KOA restaurant and First table. I have used first table a few times now and always had an awesome experience.

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As we were early we started with a drink I the lobby bar, staff were friendly and accomodating and attentive too. We were shown to our table and left to peruse the menu, there was something for everyone in the group. Our waitress took our order and then shortly after someone came to check which was good as there were extra items we hadn't ordered. The entrees came out quick and were presented well. The clever on mozzarella dish was refreshing and very tasty. After the slight confusion with the order the food then came out and everyone enjoyed their dishes. The pork belly with pumpkin puree was lovely and the texture with the crackling was nice.. The lamb was done rare as requested and also tasty and a good size portion.. There was a good wine selection on offer too something to suit most people.

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Jennifer Dupen

We had some starters (Caprese Salad) and mains (Ribs, steak and catch of the day) - the food was amazing - we were all really happy with what we ordered. Because it is based in a hotel, it was a little dark, but there was a nice vibe. Would definitely be going back again.

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Our first time trying firsttable. We had an overseas visitor who was blown away with the quality of the meal.
Great value, excellent venue, menu to suit all tastes.
Will definitely visit Knights again.

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Min Lee

It was my first experience at the Knight on Albert. I already recommended this place to so many people. Their food is amazing and their service is awesome.

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We went to Knights on Albert for my birthday dinner and the food was delicious. The service was faultless too. I particularly loved having my birthday surrounded by stunning Christmas decorations. We would go back again.

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Jess C

Just like many other reviewers, I agree with the great service, good ambience, good food presentation. Taste of food is as expected not beyond expectation and portion is fine dining size. Would go back again.

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Great food and service!

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Great food, great service and the guitarist/singer made the evening.
Excellent all round

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Graham Barrett

The pate and the tempura vegetable starters were delicious. The mains, sirloin steak and hapuka were a little lacking in flavour. Overall an excellent place to dine.

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Karen Leigh-Tozer

We were mistakenly given the lunch menu as well as the dinner menu, wanted to order the fish and chips from the lunch menu, this wasn't an issue at all and the meals were delivered promptly, with a smile and were very tasty!!!

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Stacey Scott

Had a lovely dinner, the food and staff were great. It was nice to have live music playing.

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Thoroughly enjoyed our night out. Superb service even with very busy group bookings (corporate Christmas events). Live music creates very nice atmosphere.

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Ada Wong

Great food and our waiter was fantastic. Would definitely go again.

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`Kelvin Hilton

Generous and tasty starters, Awesome eye fillet steak and a chocolate fondant with peanut butter ice-cream to top off a great special occasion. The atmosphere created by the talented musician was magic

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Irene Lee

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Sara Stannard

Great service. Timely delivery of food. Great recommendations. Would dine there again

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Marcus Lynam

Delicious food the best fries I have tasted in a very long time. The service was fantastic very friendly smiley professional staff. We both really enjoyed the musician who sang on Saturday night fabulous voice. Our steak and chicken was cooked to perfection. Overall a very enjoyable evening superb food, service and entertainment.

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Steph Nicole

We had a nice time at Knights on Albert, the atmosphere is great and the service was friendly & prompt. We both had steaks which were nice, the mushroom sauce was delish. The dessert was probably my favorite part (rhubarb tart with ice cream) YUM! Would recommend. We did not feel that it was hard to find either, it is right in the hotel lobby :)

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Xanthe Noble

Knights takes up the first floor with attentive service and presents a hygglic atmosphere. On a Friday there's live music and huge armchairs to settle into for cocktails. The food is delicious and on your birthday you get a chocolate cake platter - served with a smile ☺

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Danika Whittington

It was a bit of a stressful time as we were from out of town and had no idea where to find this place. Google maps really was no help. So if your from out of town - quick tip is that it’s on the inside of Stamford plaza. Now once we finally got there it was great, there was a live singer which was cool. We ordered the steaks and pork belly - steaks were cooked perfectly and the pork belly was delicious. We waited around 45 minutes to get our food. Staff were very accommodating however it did feel like they were understaffed. Overall was a good experience.

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Helena Allen

From start to finish this was an AAA+++ experience! Service was exceptional food was exquisite. Highly recommend and will defs return!

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On our arrival the staff were friendly and knew we had a First Table booking. During the meal staff were attentive but not intrusive. So the service was excellent.

We ordered fillet steak and kingfish for our main courses. Both meals were "delicious". In fact the fillet steak was the best I have had for a very long time. The desserts too were of very good qulaity. imp
importantly the meal sizes were satisfactory. We were not hungry when we left.

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Food was nice, service friendly.

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Del Agent

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last night. Staff attentive food excellent.

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