Cheap and cheerful restaurants are arguably the backbone of our dining scene. Serving up affordable, insanely tasty food — we find ourselves coming back to these eateries again and again, proudly claiming our status as regulars. From excellent Mexican and slurp-worthy noodles to cracking curries and mouthwatering burgers, it’s time to celebrate our city’s very best cheap and cheerful eateries. If there’s any establishment you think we may have overlooked, be sure to add them in the comment box.
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Everybody who votes goes in the draw to win one of three $1000 vouchers to be spent at one of American Express’ Dining Collection restaurants.
Burger Boy, Viaduct Harbour
Burger Burger, Various locations
Chop Chop, Ponsonby
Fatima’s, Ponsonby & Commercial Bay
Good Dog Bad Dog, Commercial Bay, CBD
La Mexicana, Grey Lynn
Lowbrow, Karangahape Road
Mr Taco, CBD
Nook, Karangahape Road
Ramen Takara, Ponsonby & Browns Bay
Satya, Various locations
Shake Out, Takapuna
Shaolin Kung Fu Noodle, Various locations
Sumthin Dumplin, CBD & Ponsonby
Udon Works, Mount Eden
Umu Pizza, Kingsland
Wise Boys, Grey Lynn & Commercial Bay
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