The best of Newmarket’s ethnic eateries

Well-known for its diverse food offering, Newmarket is a hot spot for international cuisines to suit your taste buds. Whether it’s Spanish tapa’s, moreish dumplings, or fresh Italian pasta you’re craving, here you’ll find a few of the locals’ favourite ethnic eats…


A regular on the ‘Best Cheap Eats’ lists in Auckland, Selera offers the very best of Malaysian cuisine. Regulars know that you need to get in early to secure a table, which indicates just how good the food is. Try the Laksa noodle soup or the Mee Goreng.

487 Khyber Pass Road

Tian Fu Noodles

An Auckland institution for all matters noodles and dumplings, Tian Fu Noodles is a must try for takeaways. We recommend their Dan Dan noodles or Spicy dumplings for a cheap, hearty and delicious Chinese feast!  

477 Khyber Pass Road |

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Heizo Teppanyaki

For a memorable and authentic Japanese teppanyaki dining experience, look no further than this Newmarket gem. A small and welcoming restaurant, see all of your food being prepared, chopped and sent to your table. The Teppanyaki Set Menu is our pick!

3D Short Street | @Heizo.teppanyaki  


Inspired by the back-street tapas bars of Spain, Tasca is big on ambience and tasty authentic Spanish food. Try the Grilled Haloumi or the Costa Brava Mussels and head along on a Saturday night where you’ll be treated to live music too.

25 Nuffield Street | @tascacafe


Pearl Garden

The very home of Sunday yum cha, Pearl Garden has been serving award-winning Chinese cuisine to Aucklanders for more than 40 years.  Regularly featured in Metro magazine, the authentic restaurant accommodates everyone from couples, to families and functions.

1 Teed Street | @pearlgardennz

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Archie’s Pizzeria 

Famed for it’s authentic and homestyle cooking, Archie’s Pizzeria is our pick for a cosy dinner date. With a long list of creamy pastas and renowned wood-fired pizzas there is truely something for everyone when those carb cravings hit.

63 Davis Crescent

Image source – @atoothytale

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