It's true, it's all true what they say about oysters, they are one of the classic aphrodisiacs. Oysters are high in zinc, which raises sperm and testosterone production. Oysters also contain dopamine, a hormone known to increase libido. Also, the experience of shucking a raw oyster is erotic.
Incredible place, incredible food, and incredible service. Great oyster bar - recommend the top two oyster options. Also the skirt steak platter, iceberg lettuce, and asparagus dish are the best!! Highly recommend for dining for two!! You get a complimentary pita bread and hummus platter as a starter!!
Hmm. Took my wife here for a special and rare night out without kids. Happily waited an hour plus next door at the amazing Masu bar. When finally seated we were excited, service and staff are 5 star, they work hard and fast. Great buzz in the restaurant too.
But we just didn't think the food was sophisticated at all. I get that this is casual dining but we expected more inventiveness, more wow about the food. We shared the hapuka sliders, peach and prosciutto salad and the kingfish belly. All was nice but just nice not great, some flavours were imbalanced too. Overall we wouldn't go back unlike the deli or Masu, both next door.
Have I spoken outside of the cult? Everyone seems to wet themselves over this place.
Went in for dinner a few nights ago and had a great time!! We surprisingly didn't have to wait too long, and even the short wait was made pleasant by having a drink outside. Once we were seated inside we were promptly seated and had bread sent right out to us. Our waitress was amazing and I could tell that her service experience in Germany was a step above most I've found in NZ. Her recommendations on the menu where exceptional and the flavour pairings and overall presentation of the dishes were wonderful. The wine out of the tap was actually very nice despite my preconceived notions. Overall our evening was made to be special by the whole wait staff's friendly and knowledgeable service and the kitchen's attention to the finer points of our meal. Our only 'complaint' would have been a perceived pretentious attitude of the management staff in how they directed their staff, but that was really only mildly distracting. A very nice spot for a fun and diverse meal.
Yum! This place has the best oysters I have ever eaten! We went on a friday night at 8pm and had to wait for an hour to get a table- but there are so many great bars etc close by and they call when a table is free - great food, great service - will definitely be back!
86 Federal St Auckland Central Auckland 1010