Depot Federal St

One of skycity’s great restaurants, and one of our favourite.

Make sure you get in early or am prepared to wait anything between 15min to 2hours for a seat.

The food is well worth the wait.

The lamb ribs are amazing and a must have! (Unfortunately it appears the multiple times we’ve had this has been irresistible and at present I cannot find a photo to post – will note to get a photo of it next time we’re there)



The Sugar Club – Skytower, Auckland

This post has been 11 months in the making, I cannot procrastinate anymore.

Here’s a look at The Sugar Club by Peter Gordon located on the higher levels of the sky tower in the middle of Auckland city, where you can enjoy the views and eat a delicious meal. As with many high class restaurants the menu changes periodically and if you wondering if it’s going to suit you its best to check out the menu beforehand. Ordering is a little different than other restaurants, as it is dependent on the number of courses you order regardless of the dishes you pick. Portion sizes are smaller, but at the pace that they serve you it gives your body time to realise it is full. Or alternatively you can choose the degustation course. Dinner prices from $90-128.

Menu can be found here:

Bookings can be done online at the Skycity website. Ask to be placed next to the window to enjoy the view, and take time to visit the observation deck below either before or after eating your meal.

Pictures of the food and view, note they often include bite sized starter and finisher which is quite nice.

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Teppan Dining Bowz

Teppan Dining Bowz 



Little origami pieces are littered throughout the restaurant and in the dishes as decoration

5 Pah Road, Greenwoods corner, Epsom, Auckland Ph: 09-630-5413

Their website features their menu:


They showed us the entire piece of wagyu, so gorgeous. However the meal only includes only ~1/8 th of that piece.

On the pricer end $48-120+ for the teppanyaki dinner course.


A small sized restaurant with a delightful atmosphere, with lovely staff that spoke in Japanese making the dining experience more authentic. We enjoyed a lovely dinner there sitting by the teppanyaki hot plate, the seats around the hot plate were a little low (perhaps I’m a little short). Everything was decorated with oragami and carefully thought out.

The waitress offered to put my handbag in a nice wicker basket underneath the chair which was a nice touch since other places do not offer a place to put your belongings. This often means you put it onto a chair that may otherwise be occupied, or else you have to carry it in your lap whilst eating which would distract from the dining experience.





The food that you order is displayed beautifuly in front of you, whilst they perform and cook for you. They delicately arrange everything together to have a wonderful simple but full flavoured meal. Overall delicious and we will be going back!