Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Embrace the Aegean tradition of coming together for simple, beautifully home-cooked food and top-notch hospitality.

This is European food, but not as you know it. Inspired by adventures through Greece and Turkey and the home-style cooking favoured by Turkish Chef and co-owner Zeki, Lokānta serves up hearty Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean dishes.

From Lokānta’s famous octopus, to flatbreads, fresh caught seafood ,flaming haloumi, and seasonal dolma, the food reflects the region with robust flavours. There’s plenty of options for meat-eaters and vegetarians and all of the dishes are cooked with the honesty and passion of a great home-cooked meal. For dessert, try coconut and almond baklava with a modern twist or relish the subtle flavour of real Turkish delight.

Sit back and relax in the homely restaurant with a glass of Greek (or a more local NZ) wine. Embrace the spirit of Lokānta, gather your loved ones and select a wide range of small and large dishes to share and savour.

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Lokānta
137A Richmond Road, Ponsonby
Auckland 1021

Open Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm

Phone: 09 360 6355
Website: lokanta.nz/

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Lokānta
Location: Ponsonby
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish
Mains: $25 - $35

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Excellent, welcoming service. We ordered a bunch of small plates and they were all delicious. Nice to be able to get such a large variety of flavours for a meal. Interesting menu with a wide variety of options, even for vegetarians. The meatballs were slightly overcooked.

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Great dinner! Our favourites were the goat and lamb mains; and the fig and kahlua creme brulee. Thanks!

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The food at Lokānta is amazing. My husband and I both had the grilled swordfish and it was cooked to perfection. It is great to have a “full meal”, that is one that there is no need to buy side dishes to make up the meal!! The staff are very friendly and service was great. I like the decor in the restaurant. It is warm and cute! We will go again.

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Sevim Dogru Ozan

It was an incredible dining experience for us, We felt like at home. Meals were so satisfying and came in huge size, Lovely service.

Thanks again

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Alek Lisefski

Delicious! We love coming to Lokanta for the excellent food and intimate, neighborly vibe. Service was great as well. Such a great spot!

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Cathy Louis-Marie

The most delicious vegetarian food I have tasted in a long while. Excellent dining experience

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Thomas Mann

Restaurant has a Mediterranean feel to it, food tastes authentic and all our dishes were very good. Service was friendly and very good. Seating inside and outside available.

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Beautiful spot with awesome atmosphere, amazing food and fabulous service.

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Nicole Sweney

The food was delicious and the vibe was great. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend

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We had a lovely dinner in this sunny spot. The food was all delicious and the portions huge! Thanks to the wonderful staff for having us :)

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Rachael Clarke

We hadn’t been to Lokanta in a long time - we totally forgot how incredible this food is. Everything was delicious! Especially the eggplant dip and haloumi bruschetta. Highly recommend. We can’t wait to to go back.

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It was real Greek delicious food.

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Yvonne Carter

Great food and service. Lots of food choices and a warm, friendly environment.

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Delicious and super amazing hospitality!

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Had a great dinner at Lokanta. The food was lovely and the service was excellent. Will definitely be going back!

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Fantastic experience!no easy find true friendly people in New Zeland and also the food was perfect!thanks

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We really had great time......waitress was excellent & host was great too.

Overall great experience.

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Really enjoyed this restaurant and will be returning. Delicious food and great service.

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The food and service is awesome!! I am so glad I got to try this place as I will be back for sure.. We had entree, main and dessert and I can't fault any of the food. Servings are large and the food is very tasty. Such great service by everyone there. Thanks team.. We thoroughly enjoyed everything!

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Maria Bay

Really enjoyed this quaint little restaurant! The food was great and the waiter was nice and friendly! We really enjoyed our meal

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Kate Tomes

Well, after driving past lokanta every day I can safely say it’s worth the wait! It was really difficult not to order everything off the menu but our lovely waitress helped us narrow it down - we definitely had a case of eyes bigger than our stomachs.

The tzatziki is incredible and the food really authentically Mediterranean, that combined with Greek wine and music I almost thought i was in santorini!

Thank you for the lovely dinner, we’ll be back soon to order the other half of the menu!

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Dean Long

Incredible food as always. One of my favourite restaurants in Auckland

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Kirsty Miles

Awesome service and amazing food, really really delicious- would Defo go back there! :)

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Alek Lisefski

Great food. Great service. Comfortable, intimate setting. $7 house wine before 6pm. This is one of my favourite places.

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Graham Barrett

Everything was excellent.

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It was my second time at LoKanta. and always great food and great service! I fully enjoyed dinner with my friends :)

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Graham Barrett

Delicious menu and friendly efficient wait staff. All in all a very nice dinner

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Warm relaxing atmosphere, attentive friendly staff and delicious food. Perfect evening!

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Alek Lisefski

One of my favorite places. I always love it here. Great food, friendly staff, nice, cozy setting. All good things!

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Haris Murtaza

Went back for the second time and it was amazing. Their sarma and pan-fried halloumi was amazing.

Their Lamb was also to die for.

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Geranne D'Souza

Amazing food, great customer service. A truly unforgettable experience. Highly recommended.

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Great food and atmosphere. Service was very friendly and relaxed. Really enjoyed our meal.

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The yummiest Mediterranean food in Auckland with 5 star service and we love the space and how welcoming it feels
Thank you

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The food was incredible and the service was great!

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Rebekah Asher

Quaint restaurant that's easy to drive past. The inside is fitted out beautifully ... and the food is Devine. Well worth a visit ☺

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Kate Marsh

We loved our time at Lokanta. The food is just superb and the service was great. We will be back for sure! Such a cute atmosphere too.

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Very nice food and a nice vibe

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Marina Munro

Lovely restaurant with a good atmosphere and
beautifully presented, tasty food.
Impressed

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Tyas van Rossum

Truly amazing hidden gem in Grey Lynn.
The food is so tasteful, if you're after Turkish/Greek flavored food, this is your joint.
It is ours because of that.
Their Hummus, yummie all the way. The swordfish is perfectly grilled.
Love Lokanta.

Cheers!

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Loved this place. Amazing food and great service. Every single dish we tried was delicious - definitely going back

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Such a great local spot. Delicious food and friendly staff. Will be back again and again!

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Danielle Kelly

Great service, with the most delicious food. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back!

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Crystal P

We enjoyed every dish, will come back again.

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Melanie Drumm

Excellent all around

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Lovely food and great service - totally recommend

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Absolutely delicious food! Generous servings and friendly staff. A great dining experience.

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Deborah Reid

We Just LOVE this restaurant! Authentic Aegean menu with deep flavours from Turkey and Greece.

Dining in the quaint space, amongst life-size photos of local villagers (personally taken by the owners), soaking up the flavours with warm, fresh-baked breads, licking our fingers transported us right to the Aegean coastline. We felt like we were sitting in a little street café, watching village life go by...

Our table was served the daughter of one of the Turkish owners who told us how her father and his business partner regularly travel back to the Agean villages to bring back new and fresh menu ideas. Now we know why the feel is so perfectly authentic!

Highly recommended. (Although we feel like we should keep it a secret!)

Thank you First Table for yet another affordable evening out!

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Great service- really friendly, polite and prompt. Food was delicious... will definitely be returning on a regular basis!

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Fantastic food and great service - really enjoyed our evening

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New local fave! Loved it!

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