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+

Reviews

Bruce Forlong

Nice food, service & atmosphere

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I had the eye fillet steak and to be honest it was one of the nicest steaks I've had. Melt in your mouth tender, juicy and cooked to perfection. Thank you KOA.

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We enjoyed our first visit to KOA, the atmosphere was relaxed & the meal was superb. We will definitely return!

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Sally Fuller

Yummy food

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Excellent food, highly recommend the mushroom ravioli- was delicious. Lamb came with just one side so perhaps advise to order 2 if you're hungry! Very happy with starters, mains and desserts and definitely worth a First table booking!

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Fabulous service, great atmosphere and the food was delicious! I highly recommend the eye fillet! We will definitely be back!

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Enjoyed.

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Lovely restaurant. Pretty good food. One off experience for us.

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Dinning at KOA was a great experience. The service was really nice and listened to what we had to say. They were really professional.
Food was great!
We thought it didn’t look that big but then by the time we finished we we were stuffed.

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Kristy Cutts

Good service and delicious food! Seafood was amazing.

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Lovely evening, the steak was cooked to perfection. Salmon was exceptional.

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Beautiful food and service. Lovely place for a beautiful evening

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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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Bruce Forlong

Nice food, service & atmosphere

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I had the eye fillet steak and to be honest it was one of the nicest steaks I've had. Melt in your mouth tender, juicy and cooked to perfection. Thank you KOA.

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We enjoyed our first visit to KOA, the atmosphere was relaxed & the meal was superb. We will definitely return!

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Sally Fuller

Yummy food

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Rong Zhang

Service not good, nobody refill water for us.food was ok, and I like Singaporean menu, Laksa noddle and curry puff was tasty, might come again for Asian food.

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Excellent food, highly recommend the mushroom ravioli- was delicious. Lamb came with just one side so perhaps advise to order 2 if you're hungry! Very happy with starters, mains and desserts and definitely worth a First table booking!

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Fabulous service, great atmosphere and the food was delicious! I highly recommend the eye fillet! We will definitely be back!

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Enjoyed.

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Darren White

I think we were the only diners last night which seems a shame as the food was very good , generous entree sizes and the steak was perfectly cooked . The cheesecake was a little underwhelming . The dining room tables and chairs are school cafeteria feeling and I think better dressed and more comfortable would help the ambience

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Lovely restaurant. Pretty good food. One off experience for us.

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Dinning at KOA was a great experience. The service was really nice and listened to what we had to say. They were really professional.
Food was great!
We thought it didn’t look that big but then by the time we finished we we were stuffed.

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The waiter who received us was a bit confused with the number of people on my reservation. Anyway, she accepted us 3.

There's a lack of staff serving many seats in the restaurant. Food service was within 20 minutes, which was acceptable for me. But, food presentation was meh. It has gone bad I should say. I ordered steak which was presented in a big plate. The sauce and the side dish on a separate plate. Food was pretty average.

I would not go back anymore.

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We ate early at Koa prior to an event at the Aotea Centre. The restaurant is well situated within 10 minute walk of the Town Hall, Aotea Centre and Civic Theatre. The staff were efficient and our the food well presented. Particularly recommend the Orange Polenta Cake on the dessert menu. We had fish and the pasta options which were good for a light meal. If you're really hungry the grill would be a better option.
Koa opens onto a hotel bar with a sports TV, and music playing and next to an interactive Japanese restaurant, . It was too noisy for our taste, but would suit those who like a busy vibe, and enjoy people watching.

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Nicola Pollard

We very much enjoyed our 1

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Adam Scott

Excellent service but the food was sub par. The scallops were nice but the tuna on the fresh shashimi was barely defrosted. Garlic bread was over priced for 2 small pieces. Mussels were bang average. My eye fillet came out and the temperature was all wrong, there was a funny taste from the meat and it looked off. Replaced it for a sirloin and it wasn’t any better so sent that back too. The woman looking after us offered us a dessert which was a nice gesture but we just left it. Good mash potatoes and mushroom sauce though.

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Marc Wells

Food was great, atmosphere was also great. Service was a little slow in regards to the drinks but was an excellent experience overall!!

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Kristy Cutts

Good service and delicious food! Seafood was amazing.

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Lovely evening, the steak was cooked to perfection. Salmon was exceptional.

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Gevena Thompson

Beautiful music and service food was good as usual

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Beautiful food and service. Lovely place for a beautiful evening

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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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