Denizen’s weekend dining agenda — we’ve got you covered, breakfast, lunch and dinner

The weekend is upon us and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in some delicious meals. Unfortunately, the stress from picking a place can sometimes take away from the leisurely experience of wining and dining so we have you all covered, breakfast lunch and dinner. Let us present, your weekend dining agenda.

Uncle Man’s
Malaysian cuisine is one of our favourite cuisines and after eating our way through most of the Malaysian restaurants in Auckland, we can confidently say that Uncle Man’s does the best Mie Goreng and roti canai hands down. The noodles are perfectly chewy, the sauce boasts just the right amount of smokiness and don’t you even get us started with the roti canai. Flakey, slightly crispy, fluffy and absolutely delicious are only a few words to explain it.
Must-haves: Mie Goreng and roti canai with beef rendang
Opening hours: Saturday, 11am — 10pm, Sunday, 11am — 9:30pm
277 Karangahepe Road, Newtown
215 Kepa Rd, Eatery at Eastridge, Mission Bay

Ima Cuisine
Renowned for its homely ambience and comforting food, an experience at Ima always leaves us fulfilled and satiated. The sabich is one dish that we can never go past when we dine at Ima. The combination of fried potatoes, tender eggplant, tahini and crunchy chickpeas pairs perfectly with the house-made pita.
Must-haves: Sabich
Opening hours: Saturday, 8:30am — 10pm
53 Fort St, Auckland CBD

Ebisu
No matter if it’s a weekday or the weekend, we always have time for Ebisu. This modern Japansese restaurant takes sushi to a whole new level and deciding which dish to order is always a challenge. Let us recommend the Ramen Roll. This roll is one-of-a-kind, featuring rice noodles that are rolled in a tiger prawn and it’s delicious.
Must-haves: Ramen Roll, Ebi Mayo Roll and miso-glazed eggplant.
Opening hours: 5:30pm — late
116-118 Tyler St, Britomart

Sam Woo Vietnamese Cafe
Serving up some of the tastiest Vietnamese in town, Sam Woo in Otahuhu has us driving for up to 40 minutes, just so we can slurp on its delicious noodles. Always start with the fried spring rolls which are served with nước chấm dressing, otherwise known as the most refreshing and flavorful sauce.
Must-haves: Wonton noodle soup and Vietnamese spring rolls
Opening hours: 10am — 10pm
5 Princess Street, Otahuhu

Hero Sandwich House
Usually only open on the weekdays, this Eden Terrace gem is opening its doors this Saturday which is very good news for those of us who aren’t based around the area. This Saturday, the man himself, Huri Rapana Neill will be churning out the sammies to assure we all get a taste of his epic creations.
Must-haves: Tuna melt and The Papa
Opening hours: Saturday, 10am until sold out
66 New North Rd, Eden Terrace

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