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Top 8 Asian Fusion Restaurants in Auckland to Try

Top 8 Asian Fusion Restaurants in Auckland to Try

There’s something truly magical about the way this city blends cultures, especially when it comes to food. 

As someone who thrives on exploring new flavors and dining experiences, I’ve found a special place in my heart (and stomach) for Auckland’s Asian fusion restaurants.

So, come along with me on a culinary adventure as I share my personal list of the top eight Asian fusion restaurants in Auckland. 

These are the places where I’ve celebrated special occasions, savored unforgettable meals with friends, and discovered flavors that have forever changed my idea of what good food can be.

1. Azabu – Mission Bay 

Address 44 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 930 7360 
Operating hours Monday and Tuesday: 12 – 9 pm Wednesday and Thursday: 12 – 9:30 pm Friday: 12 – 10 pm Saturday: 11 – 10 pm Sunday: 11 – 9 pm 
Must order Miso Soup Omakase Sashimi Salmon & Avocado Roll 
Price range $$ – average

Azabu is the perfect place if you’re looking for a restaurant that has a relaxing beach view. It’s known for its cleverly devised contemporary Japanese cuisine with a Peruvian influence that’s located in Mission Bay.

While the portions might be on the petite side, every bite packs a punch that’ll have you swooning with delight.

For starters, you absolutely can’t go wrong with their Miso Soup. It’s like a warm hug for your soul, with silky tofu, fragrant Wakame seaweed, and a pop of freshness from the spring onions. 

One spoonful, and you’ll be hooked!

And when it comes to mains, the Omakase Sashimi is where it’s at. Here, you can choose either 3 assorted flavors for 9 pieces or 6 assorted flavors for 18 pieces. 

It’s a chef’s selection of the freshest market fish, delicately sliced, and served with a side of pure bliss.

2. The Blue Breeze Inn

Address 146 Ponsonby Road Ponsonby Central, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 360 0303
Operating hours Monday to Sunday: 12 – 10 pm 
Must order Steamed Dumpling of Black Tiger Prawn & Sesame Chinese Roasted DuckSteamed Bun with Roasted Pork Belly and Pickled Cucumber
Price range $ – $$ – cheap – average 

Craving for Chinese food? Go for The Blue Breeze Inn! 

It’s a popular Pacific Chinese restaurant that’s also known for its impressive cocktail creations and carefully curated selection of rums. 

Here, every Sunday is considered “Duck Sunday.” The Peking duck is roasted to perfection, with crispy skin that practically shatters under your fork and tender, juicy meat that melts in your mouth. 

And the accompaniments? Chilies, native spinach, and Sichuan peppercorns.

But if you’re not a duck fan (although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t be), fear not – there’s plenty more to choose from. One of the crowd’s favorites is their Steamed Bun with Roasted Pork Belly and Pickled Cucumber. 

It’s like a flavor bomb wrapped up in a pillowy soft bun, and it’s downright addictive. Pair it with one of their tiki-styled cocktails, and you’ve got yourself a match made in heaven.

3. Kiss Kiss 

Address 1 Rocklands Avenue, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 600 3076
Operating hours Monday to Wednesday: 5 – 8:30 pm Thursday: 5 – 9 pmFriday: 5 – 9:30 pmSaturday: 12 – 9:30 pm Sunday: 12 – 8:30 pm 
Must order Sticky Rice with Mango Larb Kua MooPhad Thai Thamadaa
Price range $ – $$ – cheap – average 

Have you ever dreamed of eating Thailand’s street food lately? Well, you’ve got to check out Kiss Kiss on Dominion Road! 

Their Larb Kua Moo is the juiciest, most flavorful minced pork you’ll ever have on their menu. It’s a dish that can kick you up with spicy goodness, tangy lime, and fresh coriander. 

And when it comes to dessert, well, let’s just say that Sticky Rice with Mango is a game-changer. There’s something about that perfect combination of sweet mango, sticky rice, and creamy coconut milk that just hits the spot every single time.

4. Ebisu 

Address 116 – 118 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 300 5271
Operating hours Monday to Friday 12 – 2 pm, 5 – 10:30 pmSaturday to Sunday 5 – 10:30 pm
Must order New-Style Sushi and SashimiEbi Mayo Roll NZ Scallop Teriyaki Roll
Price range $$ – average

Ebisu has mastered the art of blending the old with the new! They offer a menu that’s a delightful fusion of classic Japanese and European techniques.

Here, you’ll find yourself indulging in an outstanding mix of new-style sushi and sashimi, as well as traditional Japanese dishes enlivened with unexpected twists.

One of the crown jewels is the NZ Scallop Teriyaki Roll. Just the name alone is enough to make your mouth water, right? 

Imagine biting into a perfectly crafted roll, where the sweetness of New Zealand scallops meets the rich, savory embrace of teriyaki sauce. It’s really a must-try if you’re a sushi lover! 

5. Xoong 

Address 424 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 623 3999
Operating hours Tuesday to Sunday: 4 – 9:30
Must order Ruakaka Kingfish SashimiGua BaoRack of Lamb
Price range $$ – average

Another Asian fusion restaurant to try is Xoong. They’ve got different dining rooms with unique themes and designs, so you can switch up your dining experience every time you visit. 

Plus, there’s a cocktail bar where you can sip on some creative concoctions and a cozy courtyard for those balmy Auckland evenings.

Now, brace yourself because Xoong knows how to knock your socks off with one of their best-selling dishes, the Gua Bao. A substantial treat featuring lightly crumbed Wagyu beef, nestled in a fluffy bun with a punch of Korean-style kimchi. 

It’s perfect for sharing, but honestly, you might not want to once you taste it.

Xoong is open until 9:30 at night, from Tuesday to Sunday. So whether you’re craving a late-night bite or planning a special dinner outing, they’ve got you covered.

6. Nanam Eatery 

Address 178 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 488 9976
Operating hours Tuesday to Thursday: 5 – 10 pmFriday to Saturday: 11:30 – 2:30 pm, 5 – 9:30 pm
Must order Lechon Pork BellyTiger Prawn Lumpia Spring Roll Mushroom Sizzling Sisig
Price range $$ – average

Nanam Eatery is like your go-to grandma whenever you’re craving some “homestyle” Filipino food. They offer a variety of dishes that showcase the richness and diversity of Filipino culture and hospitality. 

They’ve got this Mushroom Sizzling Sisig that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance. Even if you’re not a vegetarian, this dish will blow your mind! 

Those sizzling hot mushrooms, the tangy onions, the spices – it’s a flavor explosion that’ll have you scraping the plate clean.

And if you’re a seafood lover (with a twist, of course!), there’s the Tiger Prawn Lumpia Spring Roll. Crispy, crunchy perfection on the outside, with juicy tiger prawns tucked inside, accompanied by a flavorful dipping sauce. 

It’s the kind of dish that makes you close your eyes and just savor every moment.

7. Cafe Hanoi 

Address Tuawhiti Lane, 27 Galway Street, Britomart, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 302 3478
Operating hours Monday to Thursday: 12 – 3 pm; 5 – 9 pm Friday: 12 – 3 pm; 5 – 10 pm Saturday: 12 – 10 pm Sunday: 5 – 10 pm 
Must order Dry Age Raw Kingfish Tiger Prawn Cutlets Southern Style Organic Chicken 
Price range $$ – average

If you’re strolling around Britomart and suddenly your stomach is growling, why not catch the irresistible scent of Vietnamese street food at Café Hanoi? 

They’ve got this Southern Style Organic Chicken Thigh Curry that’s really a must-try. 

Imagine sinking your teeth into tender chicken thighs soaked in a dreamy blend of kumara, coconut, Makrut lime, and Thai basil. How comforting and utterly delicious, isn’t it? 

But more excitement is coming your way with their Tiger Prawn Cutlets. Coated in young green rice, these prawns take crunchy to a whole new level. 

And when you dip them in that house chili sauce, you won’t be able to stop at just one bite!

8. Mekong Baby 

Address 262 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 360 1113 
Operating hours Tuesday to Sunday: 12 – 11 pm 
Must order Wok Fried Ramen Noodles Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls Madras Spicy Chicken Curry
Price range $ – $$ cheap – average 

We’ve got to admit that this list can’t be complete without Mekong Baby, which offers authentic Southeast Asian flavors and a mix of spices.

Have you ever had Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls that are so fresh they practically burst with flavor? 

Well, at Mekong Baby, you’ve got two mouthwatering options: the classic prawn version with crunchy veggies, peanuts, and a dip, or the equally delicious tofu version, packed with flavor and served with a spicy peanut dip.

And here’s a little insider tip: if you’re planning a special event, they’ve got some seriously cool private spaces that’ll take your gathering to the next level. 

Whether it’s a birthday bash, a romantic dinner for two, or a corporate shindig, they’ve got you covered!