ADDRESS:   Cnr Lower Hobson and Quay St, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland CBD
MAINS:   $25 – $75
CONTACT:   09 379 6914
SCORE:   16 / 20

A blend of quirky décor, A-lister crowds and a seriously taste- driven menu means a visit here is always fun. Now well settled into its harbour-side possie, it does Asian fusion with its own touch of finesse. Crazy- good cocktails such as the Jade Slipper and Rickshaw Rumble pour out of the bar, while a menu choc-full of Eastern and Pacific deliciousness deals to gustatory desires. Most plates are for sharing, so multiple small courses are the way to go. Give the gua bao with Chinese roasted pork belly a stab, likewise the Burmese fish curry with roasted tomatoes, fried shallots and ginger. If you’re on the lookout for something less exotic, try the superb shaking beef with garlic, ginger and soy. Too hard to choose? Jump right in and take on one of the legendary White & Wong’s banquet menus.

IN BRIEF: Snazzy and consistent on Quay