2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes
Good Dog Bad Dog
Ockhee
Umu Pizza
La Mexicana
Nook
Shake Out
Sumthin Dumplin

Vote now: Have your say in crowning the best cheap and cheerful eatery in town

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.

Voting has now closed.  The 2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express will be announced in the Winter issue of Denizen magazine (released on 24th May).

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

Ockhee, Ponsonby

Parade, Ponsonby

Paradise, Sandringham

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

For more information on the 2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express, click here.

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