There are very few things in life that people will swear by. You can be assured that people are passionate about what they determine to be the crème de la crème. That being said, on any given night, very few people would disagree that Dominion Road offers some of the best, if not the best authentic Asian cuisine in Auckland. At the epicentre of Dominion Road ('the Golden Circle') are a quartet of late night Asian restaurants that give revelers and insomniacs alike, some of the best after hour’s cuisine in Auckland.
Eden Noodle Café
Whilst not in the ‘golden circle’ of Dominion Road eateries, this hole-in-the-wall restaurant is home to the famous Pork Dumplings in Spicy Sauce dish. People have waited in lines that stretch outside the restaurant just to get their Eden Noodle fill. Come and see what all the fuss is about.
The inspiration for one of Parlour store’s most iconic t-shirts, this self-proclaimed spicy expert, is a staple of Dominion Road late night eats. From Chilli Chicken to Spicy lamb or beef, your taste buds will overflow with gratitude at the taste of these gastronomical flavours. Open till as early as 4am, Spicy house has opened its doors to many Aucklanders lost in a land of hunger in the wee hours of the morning.
The consummate dumpling Kings are no stranger to late night eats on Dominion Road’s golden circle. Praised as one of Auckland’s top cheap eats, Barilla are also known for their ever popular dumpling offerings. Whether steamed or fried, Barilla never ceases to take its customers to Dumpling heaven.
New Flavour Restaurant
A place to both start and end a big night, New Flavour is world famous in Auckland for serving up some of the best late night cuisine this side of the Bombay Hills. With eternal favourites like the Combination Fried Pancake and Cucumber Salad, many faces have brightened up at the utterance of the words -“Should we hit up New Flavour?” A sure favourite for Auckland’s best late night eats.
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