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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. It even has its own tiki bar; can you think of anything more fun? And if it's a nice evening, enjoy your dinner while nestled in a bamboo enclosed booth. Welcome to the jungle!

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 frose, 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 - Takapuna
70 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna
Auckland 0622

Open Hours:
Everyday 11:30 am - late

Phone: 09 486 1615

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

Reviews

Richard Harwood

We arrived early to enjoy a few, well priced happy hour cocktails. On arrival we were greeted with a smile and invited to sit where we liked. We reviewed the drinks menu for a few moment and were once again greeted to take our drinks order. We sipped out drinks for a bit while chatting and reviewing the food menu, as soon as we placed the menus down the waitress was there to take our order and give us some recommendations. The food and our next drink arrived soon after. Everything was fresh, hot and absolutely delicious. There wasn't anything we wouldn't order again, we the decided that even though we were quite full to try a couple more dishes, the calamari and money bags. The calamari was cooked perfectly, it was melt in the mouth tender and perfectly seasoned. The money bags were tasty and the sauce just the right amount of sweet. We had one more drink and paid. The whole meal and drinks came to $84 with first table and was first rate. We will be back again, and bring our daughter next time.

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Excellent food and great service. My favourite dish was the Clucking Good. We cant wait to come back and try more!

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Emma Hatley

The food was absolutely divine! The bao were mouthwatering, popcorn shrimp was crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside and the Korean wings had the perfect amount of heat and stickiness. The staff are so lovely and accommodating, definitely 10/10 for service! We are already planning our next meal at tucks & bao

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Laura Moffatt

Had such a great early dinner here - service was great and the food was amazing. I particularly enjoyed the pork belly bao and The Hulk fried greens. So so good, will 100% be back for more soon!

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Ashley Campbell

Delicious food and awesome friendly staff loved this place!

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Angela Loesch

This was a pre theatre experience for the 4 of us and it was very enjoyable. We good range of beverages ( happy hour 4-6pm) good varieties of food. Bao buns were fresh and tasty, the “ Tucs” were delicious, and we liked the small plate, sharing thing. Efficient service and good value.

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Had a fabulous dinner, delicious food - great friendly service

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The day I went to Tucks & Bao, they were lacking in staff... even so they had a great service! The food is so good! I definitely want to come back!

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Great food, good value and good quick service. We'll definitely go again

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Richard Morton

So many tasty choices unfortunately I couldn't get them all. Everything was exquisitely cooked and some very helpful suggestions from our waitress.

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The food was amazing and the service was superb

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Food was good especially the pork bao
Great value

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Rachelle Stokes

Very good meal out. Particularly enjoyed the bao, ribs and edamame. Kids thought their freak shakes were awesome! Tickled by the kids menu - the "I don't care", "I don't know" and I'm not hungry" were a source of humour for us all, even though our 9 and 12 year olds happily ordered from the main menu.

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Hannah Clarke

Great place to come to with a coeliac diner. You can mix it up with a bunch of small plates to share around or hog a whole dish to yourself. Great booth seats sectioned off to provide privacy from other diner's. The names of each of the dishes is pure genius, whoever came up with them deserves a big medal!

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Abbey Hutchison

Had an amazing time at this place :) Staff were friendly and delightful, food was to die for. Highly recommended

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Nice food and great service

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Richard Harwood

We arrived early to enjoy a few, well priced happy hour cocktails. On arrival we were greeted with a smile and invited to sit where we liked. We reviewed the drinks menu for a few moment and were once again greeted to take our drinks order. We sipped out drinks for a bit while chatting and reviewing the food menu, as soon as we placed the menus down the waitress was there to take our order and give us some recommendations. The food and our next drink arrived soon after. Everything was fresh, hot and absolutely delicious. There wasn't anything we wouldn't order again, we the decided that even though we were quite full to try a couple more dishes, the calamari and money bags. The calamari was cooked perfectly, it was melt in the mouth tender and perfectly seasoned. The money bags were tasty and the sauce just the right amount of sweet. We had one more drink and paid. The whole meal and drinks came to $84 with first table and was first rate. We will be back again, and bring our daughter next time.

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Liz Sherlock

It was just ok. We went early so we were served quickly and the food arrived very fast. I would say the food is average. The boneless chicken was a letdown "clucking good" was not great, tasteless and dry. The popcorn shrimp was average, the salt and pepper squid was nice but just like everywhere else however...I would definitely go back for the ribs they were juicy and not too big and plenty of them. Very average, like pub food really

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We all enjoyed the meal and it was nice to sit outside.

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Leah Marelic

Great place for kids and food great

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Samantha Angela

The staff were really friendly, the food was delicious, and since we had the 50% off we were able to sample more dishes

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Jamaila Go

My mum and I LOVED the food here at tucks and bao! the pork belly bao was super yum especially the crispy pork belly skin! the wonton soup was also delicious. Will definitely come back here, but with more friends!

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Excellent food and great service. My favourite dish was the Clucking Good. We cant wait to come back and try more!

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Chris Towers

Food was really good and service was excellent, attentive and polite!

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Lovely place to eat, food was very nice and big portions

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Alex Trotter

Great food and very polite and friendly staff, the Bao buns were exceptional especially the pork belly.

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Amy Teichelman

Great little place. The food was fresh & tasty & so good!

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Ngaire Gale

Good choice of tasty plates, great service! We will be back!

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Amazing place! Food was amazing, we've tried lot's of dishes, we will definitely come back!

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Quick and friendly service

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Good food and service.

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The food was so delicious but what you could order for first table was very restricted, and unlike other places you couldn't just order it anyway and accept paying full price, they wouldn't let you order certain drinks or dishes at all. Maybe is was out of stock? Not sure. What we could order tasted great though.

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Great food and service
Thanks

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Laura Knights

Great experience. Good food and good service.

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cushla barfoot

Our first time here and we will be back, nice light and airy atmosphere with good music and delicious food. A good selection of dishes which will please everybody including plant based options.

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Karen Melville

Good food, good value. Small but great drinks menu.

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Nikki Rogers

Our first time visiting this restuarant - we were very impressed! Lots of options and good kids meals, too. Our favourite dishes were the pork belly and fried chicken. We'll be back :)

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Samuel Mayhew

We thoroughly enjoyed Tucks and Bao. The food was excellent quality and was a very reasonable price. The staff were attentive and all our food came to the table quickly. We will be back again.

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Kathleen McNeil

Nice food and friendly service. Thank you :-)

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Emma Hatley

The food was absolutely divine! The bao were mouthwatering, popcorn shrimp was crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside and the Korean wings had the perfect amount of heat and stickiness. The staff are so lovely and accommodating, definitely 10/10 for service! We are already planning our next meal at tucks & bao

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Laura Moffatt

Had such a great early dinner here - service was great and the food was amazing. I particularly enjoyed the pork belly bao and The Hulk fried greens. So so good, will 100% be back for more soon!

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Ashley Campbell

Delicious food and awesome friendly staff loved this place!

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Angela Loesch

This was a pre theatre experience for the 4 of us and it was very enjoyable. We good range of beverages ( happy hour 4-6pm) good varieties of food. Bao buns were fresh and tasty, the “ Tucs” were delicious, and we liked the small plate, sharing thing. Efficient service and good value.

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Had a fabulous dinner, delicious food - great friendly service

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The day I went to Tucks & Bao, they were lacking in staff... even so they had a great service! The food is so good! I definitely want to come back!

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Great food, good value and good quick service. We'll definitely go again

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Cathal Hogan

Had a great dining experience in Tuck and Bao. Everything we ordered was delicious, the staff were friendly and quick. No complaints at all.

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Renee Mooney

Amazing food!! Excellent service. Would highly reccomend.

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Richard Morton

So many tasty choices unfortunately I couldn't get them all. Everything was exquisitely cooked and some very helpful suggestions from our waitress.

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The food was amazing and the service was superb

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Food was good especially the pork bao
Great value

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Rachelle Stokes

Very good meal out. Particularly enjoyed the bao, ribs and edamame. Kids thought their freak shakes were awesome! Tickled by the kids menu - the "I don't care", "I don't know" and I'm not hungry" were a source of humour for us all, even though our 9 and 12 year olds happily ordered from the main menu.

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Louisa McClure

Restaurant wasn’t very clean, dead plants in the corner. Food was just okay. Salad was drenched in sweet sauce. Felt very dated. Won’t be returning.

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