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Cuisine: Asian, International, Street Food
Price Point: Mains from $10 - $20

Renowned for its take on international food, Tucks & Bao is an all-day bar and eatery that serves tasty morsels alongside NZ's finest craft beer.

Taking the communal factor from street-food markets, Tucks & Bao has an infectious atmosphere that'll leave you with a spring in your step. Inside it's understated and chilled and outside it's all going on, with informal tables and a groovy wicker fence that places you in the tropics. No complaints from us!

Everyone loves a bao bun and here they're filled with delicious combos you won't find elsewhere! You've got the classic pork belly bao, pulled pork and chicken and shrimp. There's also a beef burger bao with cheese as well as battered fish and one with crispy tofu. But let's not forget the tucks. Contrast the softness of the bao with the crunchiness of an edamame bean salad or stir-fried Asian greens with heaps of herbs and spices. That's not all, there are vegan, vegetarian and kids options so get the whole gang involved!

Thankfully, no matter what the weather, it's always summer here, thanks to their tropical cocktails. Keep your cool with the berry nice froze, ginger ninja or frozen margherita. If you're after a crafty number, ask the friendly staff for their recommendations.

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Tucks & Bao - Newmarket
19 Davis Cres, Newmarket
Auckland 1023

Open Hours:
Everyday 11:30am - late

Phone: 09 520 3923

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Tucks & Bao - Newmarket
Location: Newmarket
Cuisine: Asian, International, Street Food
Mains: $10 - $20

Reviews

I'm new to first table and this restaurant is the first time I have eaten here. The best choice I had made. The food is very tasty and fresh. I highly recommend anyone to eat there you will not be disappointed. The atmosphere is very chilled and the service is exceptional!! We will definitely be back there soon.

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Leia Senington

We had a fantastic time! Food was great, as well as the service.

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Great food and atmosphere :) the salad and bao burgers were delicious.

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Ekaterina Isaeva

We had a perfect lunch at Tucks and Baos.
Their Baos are claimed to be the best in the city-not gonna argue that!

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Aleisha Erica

Love this place. Food s always quick and so delish. And the service is friendly and professional. Highly recommended

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Great service, very welcoming

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Jaia Vucetich

My husband and I had an excellent time at Tucks & Bao when we went there for lunch. We ordered 5 items from the Tucks portion of the menu because we have to stick to gluten-free options. We had Mrs Salt & Mr Pepper (tender lemon-pepper calamari w/ lime aioli), The Prawnbroker (popcorn shrimp w/ sriracha mayo), Clucking Good (boneless crispy chicken w/ truffle mayo), Miss Piggy (roasted pork belly slices w/ vermicelli salad and hoisin dip), and Pork Fiction (tender pork ribs w/ tangy Tuck's sauce). We enjoyed all the dishes and we were very full afterwards! The portion sizes were good, though next time we'll probably order only 3 items.

As for recommendations (if you had to choose only one item), if you want something to get you as full as possible, you get the biggest portion with the Pork Fiction. Tender ribs with a decent amount of meat. Either that or Clucking Good.

For something a bit different, I recommend the Miss Piggy.

If you want crispy, comforting, and bursting with flavour, I suggest ordering The Prawnbroker, or the Mrs Salt & Mr Pepper if you prefer squid.

The interior is spacious, but still cosy. You can choose to sit indoors or outdoors and is a good place for groups. There were a few groups having lunch over their work break, as well as smaller tables of 1 to 2 people just enjoying a coffee or other drinks.

We did not order the Baos because of the gluten (they do have a gluten-free option where you can swap the Baos with lettuce, but, personally, I'd rather pay more for a GF Bao than have it with lettuce.)

All in all, we enjoyed our time there and would definitely come back again.

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Service was great and food was excellent, can really recommend the Tucks Platter. The calamari was the most tender I’ve ever had in a restaurant.

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Mark Claydon

Dined early on a Thursday night, service was exemplary, not in your face but around when you needed them.
Food was absolutely delicious and servings were generous, 4 plates between 2 of us certainly sufficed.
Will be back for sure.

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Great food and great friendly staff!

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Great service, great food will definitely be back

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Owen Hicks

Love, Love, Love, this restaurant! Food is amazing and service was fantastic! Can't wait to go back...

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Was fairly quiet dining on a Sunday lunch but that didn't detract from our experience. Our waitress was very helpful, the food was super tasty and very well priced. Would definitely go back again and also try out Takapuna.
The fried chicken pieces were exactly that, big juicy pieces of chicken, the bao buns had plenty of tasty filling and the bao burger.. well that was just another experience on its own.
And you must get the fries - they had to be the best fries eva!!!

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Lynden Mason

Something for all the family on the menu and all of it delicious. Friendly service and a fun casual fit out all help to make Tucks & Bao a perfect spot for dinner.

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Julia Khoo

Great service. Table was booked for us when we arrived. Food was delicious. We felt the portion size a bit small for the published rate. But for First table rate, it was perfect!

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The food and service was good. We love to go back again.

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P-a Terrier

Friendly staff
Good food for to share
Not expensive

Good place for share food :)

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Sabrina Phu

The food looked so good! Although I will say that everything lends on the very sweet side. We got the platter and were able to try everything. The baos we got were pulled pork, roast pork, chicken and tofu all of which were too sweet. The Miss Piggy tasted like it was candied, more like dessert than a main. The fried chicken pieces were huge and texture-wise were tasted mushy. Even though baos are the main dish there, I would definitely tuck into the salt and pepper calamari again.

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Ikue Iyama-Reeves

It was fantastic experience! Their services were good and their food were great! We want to visit there again!

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Franco Renato

Good customer service, but unfortunately the food is very average

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Lots of deep fried goodness. Baos tasty

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Cherry Jin

Food tasted ok but one dish wasn’t fresh... tasted off actually.

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Fantastic food! Such generous portions. The service and atmosphere was great too. Will definately be back!

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Friends & I thoroughly enjoyed lunch - pork bao's delicious - recommend.

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I'm new to first table and this restaurant is the first time I have eaten here. The best choice I had made. The food is very tasty and fresh. I highly recommend anyone to eat there you will not be disappointed. The atmosphere is very chilled and the service is exceptional!! We will definitely be back there soon.

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Nice environment

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Food and service was excellent. It was our third time and still consistent. We really love the food

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Best bao's I ever had in Auckland. Was well look after rajveer. Thank you tucks and bao's . Will be back soon .

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Great food and great service! Highly recommended!

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It was great right from the start! Walked in to a great atmosphere and friendly service. The food was very well priced and tasted amazing. Can highly recommend the pork belly bao bun and the soy vege gyoza. Food and drinks came out at a good pace. Will definitely be going back again!

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Net Ber

Fresh food ,warm when served in our table
Value for money
The staff who served our table is attentive ,cheerful and helpful .He even took our photo .Thanks Tucks and Bao we will be back

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Very delicious food with plenty of options. Nice ambience.

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jahmaine cummings-hodge

Great service and lovely kai :)

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All dishes that we ordered were remarkably good. We will become regulars at this gem of a little restaurant!

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Tasty food. Helpful friendly service

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I didn’t expect that the food was really good. I’m not sure with the water because he didn’t give us a glass of water, i’m not sure maybe he forgot it, the rest of the customers has a water. Lol

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Leia Senington

We had a fantastic time! Food was great, as well as the service.

- dined at Tucks & Bao - Newmarket on

Great food and atmosphere :) the salad and bao burgers were delicious.

- dined at Tucks & Bao - Newmarket on

Ekaterina Isaeva

We had a perfect lunch at Tucks and Baos.
Their Baos are claimed to be the best in the city-not gonna argue that!

- dined at Tucks & Bao - Newmarket on

Aleisha Erica

Love this place. Food s always quick and so delish. And the service is friendly and professional. Highly recommended

- dined at Tucks & Bao - Newmarket on

Great service, very welcoming

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Gina Rutger

Poor service waited 40 minutes for 3 orders and ate only 10 minutes, we run out of time we went there on our 1 hour lunch break .Small serving too, if it is not on first table it would be expessive lunch. Under staff on a very busy time

- dined at Tucks & Bao - Newmarket on

Jaia Vucetich

My husband and I had an excellent time at Tucks & Bao when we went there for lunch. We ordered 5 items from the Tucks portion of the menu because we have to stick to gluten-free options. We had Mrs Salt & Mr Pepper (tender lemon-pepper calamari w/ lime aioli), The Prawnbroker (popcorn shrimp w/ sriracha mayo), Clucking Good (boneless crispy chicken w/ truffle mayo), Miss Piggy (roasted pork belly slices w/ vermicelli salad and hoisin dip), and Pork Fiction (tender pork ribs w/ tangy Tuck's sauce). We enjoyed all the dishes and we were very full afterwards! The portion sizes were good, though next time we'll probably order only 3 items.

As for recommendations (if you had to choose only one item), if you want something to get you as full as possible, you get the biggest portion with the Pork Fiction. Tender ribs with a decent amount of meat. Either that or Clucking Good.

For something a bit different, I recommend the Miss Piggy.

If you want crispy, comforting, and bursting with flavour, I suggest ordering The Prawnbroker, or the Mrs Salt & Mr Pepper if you prefer squid.

The interior is spacious, but still cosy. You can choose to sit indoors or outdoors and is a good place for groups. There were a few groups having lunch over their work break, as well as smaller tables of 1 to 2 people just enjoying a coffee or other drinks.

We did not order the Baos because of the gluten (they do have a gluten-free option where you can swap the Baos with lettuce, but, personally, I'd rather pay more for a GF Bao than have it with lettuce.)

All in all, we enjoyed our time there and would definitely come back again.

- dined at Tucks & Bao - Newmarket on

Great food with pretty reasonable prices. Good prices on their cocktails. Will definitely return.

- dined at Tucks & Bao - Newmarket on

Service was great and food was excellent, can really recommend the Tucks Platter. The calamari was the most tender I’ve ever had in a restaurant.

- dined at Tucks & Bao - Newmarket on

Mark Claydon

Dined early on a Thursday night, service was exemplary, not in your face but around when you needed them.
Food was absolutely delicious and servings were generous, 4 plates between 2 of us certainly sufficed.
Will be back for sure.

- dined at Tucks & Bao - Newmarket on

Great food and great friendly staff!

- dined at Tucks & Bao - Newmarket on

Great service, great food will definitely be back

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Owen Hicks

Love, Love, Love, this restaurant! Food is amazing and service was fantastic! Can't wait to go back...

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