Denizen Hospo Heroes 2022.
Sumthin Dumplin.
Eden Noodles.
Satya Chai Lounge.
Good Dog Bad Dog.
Bali Nights.

Vote now: Make your voice count in deciding 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 mouth watering 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.

Everybody who votes goes in the draw to win one of three $1000 vouchers to be spent at one of the American Express Local Dining Collection locations — a list of which can be found here.

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Voting has now closed. The 2022 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express will be announced in the Winter issue of Denizen magazine (released on 23rd May, 2022).

The Denizen Hospo Heroes 2022 ‘Best Cheap & Cheerful’ Shortlist:

Bali Nights, Ponsonby

Carmel, Eden Terrace

Chop Chop, Ponsonby

Eden Noodles, Various locations

Fatima’s, Takapuna, Ponsonby, Commercial Bay

Fishsmith, Herne Bay

Good Dog Bad Dog, Commercial Bay, Pt Chev & Flat Bush

Green Door Pizza, Commercial Bay

Lobster & Tap, Wynyard Quarter

Lowbrow, Karangahape Road

Oji, Britomart & Commercial Bay

Paasha, Mt Eden

Parade, Ponsonby

Satya Chai Lounge, Various locations

Shake Out, Takapuna

Sumthin Dumplin, CBD

Sushi Moto, Parnell

Taco Medic, Ponsonby

Umu Pizza, Kingsland

Wise Boys, Grey Lynn & Commercial Bay

For more information on the 2022 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express, click here.

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