Cuisine: Filipino
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #5 of 114 restaurants in Auckland

Discover the exotic flavours of Filipino cuisine at Nanam…

Born from a bustling night market stall in Auckland, Nanam is the brainchild of Chefs Andrew Soriano and Jessabel Granada.

Putting their own twist on traditional Filipino food, their dishes are modern, creative and unique.

For your main course, enjoy exquisite meats like the Wagyu steak, or the 10 hour braised beef cheek. For fresh seafood, try the popular spicy glazed monkfish.

They also offer a tasty tapas menu, so you can mix and match as many flavours as you like. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Colourful and stylish, Nanam is a vibrant dining destination in the heart of Takapuna. Located on Hurstmere Road.

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Nanam
178 hurstmere road takapuna
Auckland 0622

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm // 5pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 9:30am - 3pm

Phone: 09 488 9976
Website: www.nanamrepublic.co.nz

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Ranked: #1 of 11 restaurants in Takapuna 1
Nanam
Location: Takapuna
Cuisine: Filipino
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Isaac Urbahn

Amazing food and outstanding service as always

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Delicious food. Thank you

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Fantastic fresh flavours. Went with my wife and parents. Great selection of different dishes. Attentative and friendly service, will definitely be back!

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Perfect

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Claudia Mageski

Love the experience! Definitely I want to go back

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Awesome food amazing service would fully recommend this restaurant to anyone

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Nanam is absolutely devine!
Not the first time I have eaten there and definitely won't be the last!
I would compare the food to very upmarket street food and we actually just shared a few of the starter plates. Every single plate did not disappoint and were so full of flavour.
The service was amazing also as we were catching up with old friends we asked the food to come out one small plate at a time and they were very accommodating.
Will 100% be going back and have recommended this place to everyone :)

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Excellent service. Delicious food. Love the signature dish.

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Awesome service and can’t stop thinking about the Halo Halo, so yummy!

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I highly recommend this restaurant. Really good food from starters to mains to desserts! Appreciate how the chefs added new flavours to our favourite Filipino dishes. Service was great too, our servers last night were friendly and efficient. Thanks, Nanam and First Table!

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Food was great and unique. Nice to try something different and delicious. Had the Tapas and when each dish arrived it was presented and explained well what we were having.

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Sarah Goertzen

We had a fantastic dinner last night. It was my second time there. We had the spicy squid and taco pao for starters. Both were full of flavour- the taco pao becoming a reliable fave! We had the Angus beef and Sinigang chicken for mains. It was a good amount of food and went really well with the sides- coconutty rice and green beans with with mushroom (yes even the sides were worth a mention). So yum! We had to rush off this time but otherwise would’ve stayed for dessert. Though we were full and satisfied as it was. Service was friendly, helpful with recommendations and with a great smile. Thanks for a nice, short evening out amidst a dreary week.

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Was a wonderful evening highlighted by great food and staff. I highly recommend the thin beef sausage wrapping a warm tortilla as a starter, delicious. Pork belly was the real stand out main but beef cheeks were beautiful fall apart tender (no knife required). Finished with ovaltine was fab, highly recommend this as well, lots of flavors and textures going on in there made it a great end to delicious meal. We will be back!

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Cherry Borja-Tarayao

We've been going to Nanam since there were still located in Royal Oak. The food doesn't look traditionally Filipino, but oh my, the taste is spot on!!! I'm proud to be Filipino and I am proud of Nanam!

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Kaylie Ashworth

We loved our time at Nanam. The beef belly was to die for and the service was fantastic
Can't wait to go back!

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Donna Payacda

It was a wonderful night. Good food-from starter to main and dessert, we enjoyed everything. The staff made us feel important despite a busy night for them as they made sure that they come and check our table just in case we need anything. THANK YOU SO MUCH NANAM TEAM.

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The service and atmosphere were excellent at Nanam, but the real standout was the food. Reasonably priced for such a high-quality dining experience. The tapas menu astounded with the Taco Pao (Nanam's signature dish) and sweet and sour Brussel sprouts. We had the braised beef cheek and pork belly mains. The beef cheek was exquisitely cooked, so soft it fell off the fork! The pork belly had a thin, excellent level of crackling and the fat was rendered very well. Every dish we had was especially wonderful for the use of texture in each bite.

Am itching to go back already!

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We went there with my 2 young kids. As soon as we got there we were greeted warmly and offered water. We were offered baby seats even before we asked. The restaurant had a nice ambiance. They also offered the kids menu which we didnt know they had. They checked if we want the kids food to be served ahead which was great as they get very impatient when hungry. The other food came after about 20minutes. Everything was delicious. We thought at first the there might not be enough to fill us up but surprisingly it was the right amount. We ordered pork skewers, chicharon, eggplant, kumara for appetisers. They were all very tasty. For the mains we got a variety. Kare kare, duck, caldereta, angus beef. I recommend the angus beef inasal. My partner really enjoyed it. For dessert we tried the halohalo and bibingka. The combination of everything was amazing. Thank you for a great experience.

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This place was mind-blowing amazing! We couldn't fault them on anything. The food was superb, all the flavours are combined perfectly. To start we had the Lamb croquettas and grilled pork belly, both very enjoyable. For mains we had the beef cheeks that just melted in the mouth, it came covered with a lettuce leaf and it was like unwrapping a gift to reveal what was underneath, presentation was very nice. Also ordered the Angus rib eye which was very moist and tasty. For dessert we had the Halo-halo which was such a refreshing dessert that wasn't too heavy for our already full and very satisfied bellies. The service was very attentive, personable and and friendly (Dana was our helpful and lovely waitress). We went with open expectations and left as huge fans, definitely returning to this place :)

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Sarah Goertzen

My friend and I had a fantastic dinner experience at Nanam. We were new to Filipino food so didn’t know what to expect. We loved the decor, the relaxed friendliness.
We ordered taco pao, eggplant and kawahai for entrees. We got the tuna and duck mains along with rice and papaya salad. We had the pandan panna cotta and sago desserts.
It was amazing. We enjoyed all the food. It was the kind of food where it tasted familiar yet combinations were so clever and different. We savoured every bite!
We hope to come back to try more things on the menu.
The service was good too- they didn’t rush us and were very responsive to requests.
We had a great evening catching up with awesome food. Thank you.

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Honestly some of the best food I’ve ever had. I could not fault anything. (The Taco Pao is a MUST!) Friendly staff who make you feel at home and comfortable, service was timely and atmosphere relaxing. Just an amazing night had by everyone. Thank you Nanam we will absolutely be back!!

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Alexandra Johnston

Went for my son's birthday & had a lovely meal. Tried four entrees - scallops, tuna, prawns & pork. Each one was scrumptious. The flavours were fresh, unique & so very very tasty. For mains had fish, pork belly, Angus beef. Each one had another array of flavours. Simple side dishes like beans weren't just beans they came with delicious dark mushrooms that added a whole new dimension. The same for the broccoli salad. The dessert was a banana Sundae - a pastry wrapped banana mousse type filling. A little sweet for some but tasty for sweet tooth people. The only thing I didn't like was the powdery chocolate crumble underneath. It made for a dry combination. The other dessert a Halo Halo was an interesting combination of fruits, mousses & other things. A in all the service was outstanding, the atmosphere pleasant with tables not squashed too close & we rated the food as the best meal out we've had in a long time.

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Pete, table 212 Sunde

Superb!! what a great menu, every bite a taste adventure. Well catered for a vegetarian and desserts also an explosion of new taste sensations. Nicely presented by attentive staff.

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4 of us shared a dozen Tapas dishes. A wonderful medley of flavours, colours, textures, tastes. Everything about the experience was a pleasure. We were never rushed and the information from staff on each dish was both helpful and lived up to their descriptions. Definitely deserves a 2nd, 3rd and 4th visit to work our way through the whole menu.

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Amit Tripuraneni

Amazing food and super friendly service. Such a hidden gem. My parents wouldn't stop raving about the food. A must visit.

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Natasha Watson

Went to Namam for the first time to celebrate an anniversary with my partner. We were greeted by the most friendly man, who was attentive throughout our time dining. We opted to share all of the food, choosing two tapas to start - the “smoked eggplant” - which was a purée of eggplant atop a rice cracker, garnished with cherry tomato and dill. These were so tasty and the perfect size. We also got the “crispy cassava” - which were cheesy and crunchy, similar to a polenta chip. We then shared the main of “fish of the day”, which was snapper. This was cooked perfectly, and the muscavado glaze was the perfect balance. Even the sautéed vegetables underneath were packed with flavour. We also shared the side of “papaya salad”, this was balanced well, fresh and packed a punch. We got two desserts - the “halo halo”, a spectacular delight as it came to us in a basin of liquid nitrogen. The flavours of ube, pandan and the berry sorbet, as well as meringue made this a combination of both kiwi and filipino flavours. We also shared the “Turon”, a banana parfait in filo casing, paired with coconut ice cream and jackfruit gel. This was my favourite dish of the night, creamy but not sickly, even the crumb on the plate was a delightful edition and gave some crunch. Overall, a great experience with exceptional food, we will definitely be returning.

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Ashlee Niuia

Had an absolutely amazing first time dining experience at Nanam. The person who served us last night was exceptional and one of the most genuinely friendly people I’ve encountered in hospitality. The food itself was divine - we had an array of tapas, two mains and split a dessert. The flavours were incredible and I cannot recommend the tuna or halo halo enough. Highly recommend Nanam and will hopefully be back soon!

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Isaac Urbahn

Amazing food and outstanding service as always

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Delicious food. Thank you

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Fantastic fresh flavours. Went with my wife and parents. Great selection of different dishes. Attentative and friendly service, will definitely be back!

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Perfect

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Claudia Mageski

Love the experience! Definitely I want to go back

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Awesome food amazing service would fully recommend this restaurant to anyone

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Nanam is absolutely devine!
Not the first time I have eaten there and definitely won't be the last!
I would compare the food to very upmarket street food and we actually just shared a few of the starter plates. Every single plate did not disappoint and were so full of flavour.
The service was amazing also as we were catching up with old friends we asked the food to come out one small plate at a time and they were very accommodating.
Will 100% be going back and have recommended this place to everyone :)

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Excellent service. Delicious food. Love the signature dish.

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John Gould

Our first time there and to be honest went with wrong option on menu. Our dining companions had been before and loved it and knew what tgey wanted on the menu.

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Awesome service and can’t stop thinking about the Halo Halo, so yummy!

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Tasty tapas & great way to share with friends

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I highly recommend this restaurant. Really good food from starters to mains to desserts! Appreciate how the chefs added new flavours to our favourite Filipino dishes. Service was great too, our servers last night were friendly and efficient. Thanks, Nanam and First Table!

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Great food , service !! Will recommend highly !

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Food was great and unique. Nice to try something different and delicious. Had the Tapas and when each dish arrived it was presented and explained well what we were having.

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Visited as a couple for the first time, we were not disappointed. Food was so good, especially enjoyed the Adobo Croquettes & Binalot vegetables wrapped in banana leaf. The Salsa music, weaved baskets, chair runners & surrounding woodwork created a joyful ambience. A bit on the pricey side but food definitely made with love, go with more than two of you to make it more cost effective, meals definitely made to share.

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Great food and service
Will certainly return

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2nd time we have dined here. We chose from the tapas menu. Hit and miss with some plates depending on individual palates but overall we 3 agreed that dishes were presented well, service was excellent and would be happy to return when next up from Hawkes Bay.

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Sarah Goertzen

We had a fantastic dinner last night. It was my second time there. We had the spicy squid and taco pao for starters. Both were full of flavour- the taco pao becoming a reliable fave! We had the Angus beef and Sinigang chicken for mains. It was a good amount of food and went really well with the sides- coconutty rice and green beans with with mushroom (yes even the sides were worth a mention). So yum! We had to rush off this time but otherwise would’ve stayed for dessert. Though we were full and satisfied as it was. Service was friendly, helpful with recommendations and with a great smile. Thanks for a nice, short evening out amidst a dreary week.

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Not usually into fusion restaurants but really enjoyed this one! Great portions, great Filipino flavours, wonderful ambience and lovely staff! Would definitely be back!

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Nice interior decoration & atmosphere, attentive staff & the food was great. We definitely recommend this place & we will come back to try other foods on the menu.

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Rock Steele

The food was fantastic. The restaurant had a very fitting and charming atmosphere. Highly recommend their signature tapa - Taco Pao, which was a fun and delicious dish.

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Was a wonderful evening highlighted by great food and staff. I highly recommend the thin beef sausage wrapping a warm tortilla as a starter, delicious. Pork belly was the real stand out main but beef cheeks were beautiful fall apart tender (no knife required). Finished with ovaltine was fab, highly recommend this as well, lots of flavors and textures going on in there made it a great end to delicious meal. We will be back!

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Monique Liebenberg

The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and the food was all delicious! Would recommend it

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Cherry Borja-Tarayao

We've been going to Nanam since there were still located in Royal Oak. The food doesn't look traditionally Filipino, but oh my, the taste is spot on!!! I'm proud to be Filipino and I am proud of Nanam!

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Kaylie Ashworth

We loved our time at Nanam. The beef belly was to die for and the service was fantastic
Can't wait to go back!

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Donna Payacda

It was a wonderful night. Good food-from starter to main and dessert, we enjoyed everything. The staff made us feel important despite a busy night for them as they made sure that they come and check our table just in case we need anything. THANK YOU SO MUCH NANAM TEAM.

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Dennis Row

Great food and service!!

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Hesay Murphie

Well presented food with interesting flavour combinations. Staff were very attentive and helpful. Lovely atmosphere in restaurant.

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Tianning Ma

Food was amazing! The Taco Bao must to have! Staff are very friendly

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Had an amazing time at Nanam for my wife's birthday. The food was delicious and the service attentive and friendly even my fussy teenager was impressed... and those oysters oooh yum yum thank you nanam.

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Freya Watson

Amazing food & service. HIghly recommend!

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Really enjoyed dinner at Nanam. The food was delicious and the service was great. Would definitely dine there again.

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Food was great, Filipino food with a twist, service is excellent

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Mary Buckley

My husband and I really enjoyed our first dining experience at Nanam! Beautiful ambiance, flavourful dishes, and friendly service. Our starters and drinks arrived quickly but we did wait a bit for our mains to come. The taco pao and roast chicken sinigang were marvellous and stole the show! Would definitely come back!

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Good quality food yummy tapas child friendly

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Anna Woolgar

Brilliant foods and great services, we had a great time there. Best restaurant in Takapuna. Definitely going back again.

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Kirsty Gover

We shared 6 tapas dishes between the two of us and we loved every one. We even enjoyed the brussell sprouts whose bitterness was offset with lush salty chunks of chorizo. The dishes are small but make up for the size with big flavour bursts. The service was excellent. Thank you, Nanam, we will be back!

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Great Food and service,
will visit again

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The service and atmosphere were excellent at Nanam, but the real standout was the food. Reasonably priced for such a high-quality dining experience. The tapas menu astounded with the Taco Pao (Nanam's signature dish) and sweet and sour Brussel sprouts. We had the braised beef cheek and pork belly mains. The beef cheek was exquisitely cooked, so soft it fell off the fork! The pork belly had a thin, excellent level of crackling and the fat was rendered very well. Every dish we had was especially wonderful for the use of texture in each bite.

Am itching to go back already!

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We went there with my 2 young kids. As soon as we got there we were greeted warmly and offered water. We were offered baby seats even before we asked. The restaurant had a nice ambiance. They also offered the kids menu which we didnt know they had. They checked if we want the kids food to be served ahead which was great as they get very impatient when hungry. The other food came after about 20minutes. Everything was delicious. We thought at first the there might not be enough to fill us up but surprisingly it was the right amount. We ordered pork skewers, chicharon, eggplant, kumara for appetisers. They were all very tasty. For the mains we got a variety. Kare kare, duck, caldereta, angus beef. I recommend the angus beef inasal. My partner really enjoyed it. For dessert we tried the halohalo and bibingka. The combination of everything was amazing. Thank you for a great experience.

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Food is nice.

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Emma Martin

A friendly local restaurant with outstanding food and service. The food is quite unique compared to your classic Asian fusion but so delicious. The wagyu roll ups, chicken sinigang, papaya slaw and Kumara are personal favourites!

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This place was mind-blowing amazing! We couldn't fault them on anything. The food was superb, all the flavours are combined perfectly. To start we had the Lamb croquettas and grilled pork belly, both very enjoyable. For mains we had the beef cheeks that just melted in the mouth, it came covered with a lettuce leaf and it was like unwrapping a gift to reveal what was underneath, presentation was very nice. Also ordered the Angus rib eye which was very moist and tasty. For dessert we had the Halo-halo which was such a refreshing dessert that wasn't too heavy for our already full and very satisfied bellies. The service was very attentive, personable and and friendly (Dana was our helpful and lovely waitress). We went with open expectations and left as huge fans, definitely returning to this place :)

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Sarah Goertzen

My friend and I had a fantastic dinner experience at Nanam. We were new to Filipino food so didn’t know what to expect. We loved the decor, the relaxed friendliness.
We ordered taco pao, eggplant and kawahai for entrees. We got the tuna and duck mains along with rice and papaya salad. We had the pandan panna cotta and sago desserts.
It was amazing. We enjoyed all the food. It was the kind of food where it tasted familiar yet combinations were so clever and different. We savoured every bite!
We hope to come back to try more things on the menu.
The service was good too- they didn’t rush us and were very responsive to requests.
We had a great evening catching up with awesome food. Thank you.

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Thanks so much for a wonderful night out

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This is at least the tenth time we have been to Nanam, we bring friends visiting Auckland and they are never disappointed. Delicious innovative visually appealing dishes which you would not find anywhere else in NZ. Friendly vibe. They have a few good plant based dishes along with the meat choices, but the plant based mains are too small for the price and I left hungry, even though we had side dishes and an entree. If they improve this, then I would nothing but good things to say about this restaurant.

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We loved everything about Nanam the food was absolutely delicious the service was great the ambiance was awesome will definitely be back!

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I never had Filipino Cusine so was looking forward to try something new.
We thought it might be some new Asian type of dishes, atmosphere. But it was rather Spanish/Mexixan type of food and particular atmosphere!

All in all
Great food, great atmosphere, great service!

My favourite was the Beef Cheek.

I asked the waitress after dinner and she mentioned its Filipino Cuisine with South American fusion.....

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First visit to Nanam. Food was interesting and delicious. Service was great as well; friendly and helpful. It was a pleasant experience. Would definitely return. A new favourite

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Lisa Roach

Food was awesome- we will be back!

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