In Auckland, we rarely find ourselves without access to a raft of delicious South-East Asian eateries, especially with the Asian-fusion obsession of recent years. But it is thanks to pioneering forces like Tok Tok that we’ve been able to discover more inspired flavours, and with the opening of the restaurant’s third location in Greenlane, we’re excited for more people to enjoy its offering.
Tok Tok has garnered significant popularity via its Takapuna location and has amassed a loyal following through its Hobsonville eatery too. So when the opportunity arose for owner Mike Lu to open his next outpost in Greenlane (a suburb fast becoming synonymous with delicious, laid-back food), it was hard to say no. And ever since we learned of the third iteration of this delicious destination, we’ve been waiting patiently for it to open.
Lu tells us that diners can expect the same delectable flavours and signature dishes that Tok Tok has become known for, while also being treated to a number of new dishes inspired by his recent trip to South East Asia. For those unfamiliar with the menu, the owner recommends trying the Popping Prawns, which literally do pop in your mouth, and the Crispy Hapuka Dry Red Curry, which has won awards for its sumptuous flavours.
At this new Greenlane location, the vibe is of a casual, approachable eatery that still feels a little refined (the perfect place for nearby corporates to take clients for a delicious bite). It is a destination fuelled by the restauranteur’s passion for fresh, flavoursome cuisine and as Lu explains, is a twist of modern meets authentic, “where traditional cooking methods meet new inspiration for dishes”.
Showcasing the best local produce, and a drinks menu that boasts totally delicious cocktails (designed to be imbibed on the sunny deck space), this is one new opening that we envisage will be hugely popular among locals — and those venturing from across town too.
Tok Tok Greenlane
Building 10/666 Great South Road,