welcome to east

We believe in more sustainable, health-conscious eating without sacrificing taste. Delicious modern Asian flavours, plant-focused dining. Our chefs, representing culinary talent from Japan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka, take inspiration from the near and far East - from fresh holy basil found in Thai recipes, Sichuan peppers in China, to shiso leaf commonly found in east Asia kitchens - to present an innovative and flavourful vegetarian menu designed to share. Our drinks menu features organic and vegan friendly wines, bespoke cocktails and sustainable New Zealand craft beer. Treat yourself to lunch, dinner or drinks at East. 

Enjoy.

YUM CHA IS BACK!

Every Sunday  |  11.30am - 2.30pm  |  Bookings Recommended

Join us for an entirely vegan service filled with our plant-powered renditions of beloved Yum Cha dishes. Every Sunday for our lunch service. 

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east special

Beetroot Tataki | $21

Cucumber & Chilli Salad, Ginger (VG, GFI) 

Available till 30 June.

cocktail special

Cherry Sailor | $22

Sailor Jerry ‘Spiced’ Rum, Pineapple, Lemon, Foam

Available till 30 June.

takeout

Designed to enjoy the flavours of East at home. 

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main menu
TRUST THE CHEF

Our value-added chef’s selection of East favourites, all vegan. 
Minimum 2 people |  $85pp
Trust the Chef menu can only be ordered for the whole table. 


BITES

Edamame, black shiso salt (VG, GFI)   |  $12
Crispy cups, pineapple, Thai chilli jam, chilled tamarind reduction (VG)🌶   |  $16
Spring onion pancake, crispy seaweed, chilli sauce (VG)   |  $17

SMALL PLATES

Gochujang cauliflower, spring onion, sesame seed (VG)   |  $23
Larb salad, cos lettuce wraps, Thai basil, prik nam pla (VG, GFI)  |  $24
Mushroom & truffle steamed dumplings, goji, chilli oil (VG)  |  $23
Lotus root & water chestnut crispy wontons, sweet chilli sauce  |  $24
Spicy miso eggplant, crispy kale, Japanese mayo’  |  $25
Turnip cake, crispy lotus root, spring onion, XO sauce (VG)  |  $23
Ginger caramelised bang bang shiitake mushrooms (VG)🌶🌶  |  $23 
Crumbed maki roll, palm heart, avocado, sriracha mayo’, chilli floss |  $23

SALADS + VEGETABLES

Som tam, young papaya, tomato, lime, tamarind, peanut (VG, GFI) 🌶🌶  |  $26
Mung bean noodle salad, pickled carrot, cucumber (VG) |  $29
Charred caulilini & broccolini, burnt garlic, shichi-mi togarashi, black sesame, lime (VG) |  $26

RICE + NOODLES

Typhoon shelter fried rice, broccolini, burnt garlic (VG, GFI) 🌶  |  $33
Pad Thai, tofu, egg, mung bean, peanut, chilli (GFI) 🌶  |  $34
Pho, shiitake mushroom, tofu, fried bean curd, Vietnamese mint, sriracha (VG, GFI) |  $32
Char kway teow noodles, shiitake mushrooms, egg, garlic, chive🌶  |  $34

SIGNATURE PLATES

Massaman curry, potato, baby onion, coconut, cashew (VG)  |  $35
Water chestnut wontons, chilli broth, coriander, peanut crumb  |  $33
Spicy garlic eggplant, spring onion, chilli (VG) 🌶🌶  |  $35
Caramelised black pepper tofu, gai laan, shallots, garlic (VG) 🌶  |  $36

SIDES

Jasmine rice (VG, GFI)  |  $7
Red rice (VG, GFI)  |  $7
Kimchi (VG, GFI)  |  $7

EXTRAS

‘XO’ sauce (VG, GFI)  |  $4
Chilli sauce (VG)  🌶🌶🌶  |  $4
Chilli oil (VG, GFI) 🌶  |  $4
Fresh chopped chilli (VG, GFI) 🌶🌶🌶  |  $4

DESSERT

Salted caramel chocolate tart, peanut, crushed almond, coconut sorbet (VG, GFI) |  $19
Kaffir lime & lemongrass crème caramel (VG, GFI)  |  $19
Mango pudding, sago pearls, toasted coconut shards, coconut sorbet (VG)  |  $19

 

We cannot guarantee the food preparation environment is free from traces of all allergens. Please let our team know of any dietary allergies. VG = vegan | GFI = gluten free ingredients | N = contains nuts | GFIO = gluten free ingredients option available.

🌶 Mild   |   🌶🌶 Medium  |  🌶🌶🌶 Hot

 

 

lunch menu
TASTE OF EAST
SMALL PLATES

Gochujang cauliflower, spring onion, sesame seed (VG)   |  $23
Larb salad, cos lettuce wraps, Thai basil, prik nam pla (VG, GFI)  |  $24
Ginger caramelised bang bang shiitake mushrooms (VG)🌶🌶  |  $23 

SALADS + VEGETABLES

Charred caulilini & broccolini, burnt garlic, shichi-mi tōgarashi, black sesame, lime (VG) |  $24

RICE + NOODLES

Typhoon shelter fried rice, broccolini, burnt garlic (VG, GFI) 🌶  |  $33
Pho, shiitake mushroom, tofu, fried bean curd, Vietnamese mint, sriracha (VG, GFI) |  $32
Char kway teow noodles, shiitake mushrooms, egg, garlic, chive🌶  |  $34

SIGNATURE PLATES

Massaman curry, potato, baby onion, coconut, cashew (VG)  |  $35
Caramelised black pepper tofu, gai laan, shallots, garlic (VG) 🌶  |  $36

SIDES

Jasmine rice (VG, GFI)  |  $7
Red rice (VG, GFI)  |  $7
Kimchi (VG, GFI)  |  $7

EXTRAS

‘XO’ sauce (VG, GFI)  |  $4
Chilli sauce (VG)  🌶🌶🌶  |  $4
Chilli oil (VG, GFI) 🌶  |  $4
Fresh chopped chilli (VG, GFI) 🌶🌶🌶  |  $4

DESSERT

Salted caramel chocolate tart, peanut, crushed almond, coconut sorbet (VG, GFI) |  $19
Mango pudding, sago pearls, toasted coconut shards, coconut sorbet (VG)  |  $19


TASTE OF YUM CHA
STEAMED

Potato bao, soya mince, potato, jackfruit, curry, onion (VG) |  $15
‘Chiu Chow Fun Guo’ dumplings, carrot, shallot, garlic chive, fried peanut (VG, N) |  $14
Mushroom & truffle dumplings, goji, chilli oil (VG) |  $16
‘Cheung fun’ rice noodle roll, crispy net, enoki mushroom, radish, ‘XO’ sauce (VG) |  $15

STEAMED

Spring onion pancake, crispy seaweed, chilli sauce (VG) |  $11
Glutinous rice taro roll, soya mince, peanut, sesame (VG, N, GFIO) |  $14
‘Lo Bak Go’ turnip cake, crispy lotus root, spring onion, ‘XO’ sauce (VG, GFIO) |  $17
Crispy spring rolls, sweet chilli sauce (VG) |  $14

 

We cannot guarantee the food preparation environment is free from traces of all allergens. Please let our team know of any dietary allergies. VG = vegan | GFI = gluten free ingredients | N = contains nuts | GFIO = gluten free ingredients option available

🌶 Mild   |   🌶🌶 Medium  |  🌶🌶🌶 Hot

 

 

Yum Cha
煎 炸 FRIED

紫菜葱油饼    |   11
Spring onion pancake, crispy seaweed, chilli sauce

香煎糯米香芋卷   |   14
Glutinous rice taro roll, soya mince, peanut, sesame (N, *)

XO 酱炒萝卜糕     |   17
‘Lo Bak Go’ turnip cake, crispy lotus root, spring onion, XO sauce (* on request)

 香脆炸云吞    |   15
Lotus root wontons, water chestnut, garlic chive, soy, vinegar

炸春卷     |   14
Crispy spring rolls, sweet chilli sauce


蒸 点 STEAMED


素叉烧包     |   13
‘Char Siu Bao’ jackfruit buns

素叉烧包     |   15
Mushroom bao, shiitake and wood ear mushroom, cabbage

咖喱土豆包    |   15
Potato bao, soya mince, potato, jackfruit, curry, onion

糯米鸡     |   12
‘Lo Mai Gai’ lotus leaf sticky rice, tofu, mushroom, bamboo shoot (*)

素虾饺     |   14
‘Har Gao’ dumplings, water chestnut, wood ear mushroom, konjac

潮州素粉果     |   14
‘Chiu Chow Fun Guo’ dumplings, carrot, shallot, garlic chive, fried peanut

黑松露杂菌饺    |   16
Mushroom & truffle dumplings, goji, chilli oil

红菜头香芋饺    |   15
Beetroot dumplings, soya mince, beetroot, jícama, taro, shallot

红油抄手     |   16
Water chestnut wontons, chilli, broth, coriander & peanut crumb

XO酱萝卜脆肠粉    |   15
‘Cheung fun’ rice noodle roll, crispy net, enoki mushroom, radish, XO sauce

鲜竹卷     |   14
‘Fu Pei Guen’ bean curd rolls, mushroom, bamboo shoot, cabbage

蚝油芥兰     |   14
‘Gai lan’, “oyster” sauce


甜 点 SWEET


香脆芝麻球     |   15
Deep fried sesame balls, black sesame paste

芒果布丁     |   14
Mango tapioca pudding (*)

香煎椰汁姜汁糕     |   14
Fried ginger & coconut tapioca cake (*)


茶 TEA


Jasmine  |   6
Green  |   6
Chamomile  |   6
Hong Kong Lemon Ice  |   8

 

All Items Vegan (VG)
* = made with ingredients not containing gluten

 

takeout
BITES

Edamame, black shiso salt (VG, GFI)   |  $12

SMALL PLATES

Gochujang cauliflower, spring onion, sesame seed (VG)   |  $23
Ginger caramelised bang bang shiitake mushrooms (VG)🌶🌶  |  $23 

SALADS + VEGETABLES

Som tam, young papaya, tomato, lime, tamarind, peanut (VG, GFI) 🌶🌶  |  $26
Mung bean noodle salad, pickled carrot, cucumber (VG) |  $29
Charred caulilini & broccolini, burnt garlic, shichi-mi tōgarashi, black sesame, lime (VG) |  $26

RICE + NOODLES

Typhoon shelter fried rice, broccolini, burnt garlic (VG, GFI) 🌶  |  $33
Pad Thai, tofu, egg, mung bean, peanut, chilli (GFI) 🌶  |  $34
Char kway teow noodles, shiitake mushrooms, egg, garlic, chive🌶  |  $34

SIGNATURE PLATES

Massaman curry, potato, baby onion, coconut, cashew (VG)  |  $35
Spicy garlic eggplant, spring onion, chilli (VG) 🌶🌶  |  $35
Caramelised black pepper tofu, gai laan, shallots, garlic (VG) 🌶  |  $36

SIDES

Jasmine rice (VG, GFI)  |  $7
Red rice (VG, GFI)  |  $7
Kimchi (VG, GFI)  |  $7

EXTRAS

‘XO’ sauce (VG, GFI)  |  $4
Chilli sauce (VG)  🌶🌶🌶  |  $4
Chilli oil (VG, GFI) 🌶  |  $4
Fresh chopped chilli (VG, GFI) 🌶🌶🌶  |  $4

DESSERT

Kaffir lime & lemongrass crème caramel (VG, GFI)  |  $19

 

We cannot guarantee the food preparation environment is free from traces of all allergens. Please let our team know of any dietary allergies. VG = vegan | GFI = gluten free ingredients | N = contains nuts | GFIO = gluten free ingredients option available.

🌶 Mild   |   🌶🌶 Medium  |  🌶🌶🌶 Hot

 

 

 

 

cocktails
SAKETINI |  $26

Rifters ‘Original Dry’ Gin, Amanoto ‘Jukara Junmai’ Sake, Dolin ‘Dry’ Vermouth, Lemon or Olives

TIKI |  $23

Plantation ‘Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum, Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur, Rinomato ‘Deciso’ Aperitivo, Almond, Lemon, Pineapple

NEW FASHIONED |  $25

Thomson ‘Two Tone’ Whisky, Ilegal Mezcal, Hazelnut, Cracked Pepper

EAST NEGRONI |  $24

Roots ‘Rosso Pinot Noir’ Gin, Houraisen ‘Kanjuku’ Umeshu, Rinomato Bitter Scuro, 144 Islands Vermouth ‘#2’

RINOMATO SPRITZ | $23

Rinomato ‘Deciso’ Aperitivo, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Huia ‘Blanc De Blancs’ Méthode Traditionnelle, Mandarin Soda

WINE JAM | $23

Stil Vodka, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Wine Jam, Vanilla, Lemon, Cranberry

WINNIE’S HONEY (non-alcoholic) |  $22

Honey, Strawberry, Ginger, Lemon, Yuzu Soda
*alcoholic option available with Sailor Jerry ‘Spiced’ Rum

MANGO FLING (non-alcoholic) |  $22

Mango Purée, Vanilla, Lime, Coconut Water, Salt Rim

SWEET & STORMY (non-alcoholic) |  $22

Almond, Bitters, Lemon, Ginger Beer

SEEDLIP GROVE (non-alcoholic) |  $18

Seedlip ‘Grove 42’, Mandarin Soda

SEEDLIP SPICE (non-alcoholic) |  $18

Seedlip ‘Spice 94’, Yuzu Soda

 

 

 

bar

East proudly features one of the only all New Zealand wine lists with all vegan friendly and many also organic or biodynamic.

 

WINE
Huia 'Blanc de Blancs' Méthode Traditionnelle, 2018 Marlborough  |  G $19 / B $93
Quartz Reef Méthode Traditionnelle Brut, NV Central Otago  |  B $97
Black Estate ‘Damsteep’ Pét Nat, 2023 Waipara Valley  |  B $99
Seresin Estate Pinot Gris, 2022 Marlborough   G $17 / B $77
Beautiful Chaos Pinot Gris/Riesling, 2022 Marlborough  |  B $88
Felton Road ‘Dry’ Riesling, 2023 Central Otago |  G $19 / B $84
The Darling ‘Blue’ Gewürztraminer, 2021 Marlborough  |  G $17 / B $75
Kelly Washington Sauvignon Blanc, 2023 Marlborough   |  B $78
Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc, 2023 Central Otago  |  G $17 / B $80
Ara ‘Zero’ Sauvignon Blanc, 2022 (non-alcoholic) Marlborough G $14 / B $60
Shield Chardonnay, 2022 Marlborough G $17 / B $78
Pyramid Valley Chardonnay, 2021 North Canterbury  |  B $94
Millton ‘Te Arai’ Chenin Blanc, 2021 Gisborne G $19 / B $88
Oblix Rosé, 2023 Hawke’s Bay  |  G $17 / B $80
Te Kano Blanc De Noir, 2022 Central Otago  |  B $85
Mt Edward Gamay, 2022 (chilled) Central Otago  |  G $18 / B $91
te Pā Pinot Noir, 2021 Marlborough  |  G $17 / B $78
Decibel Pinot Noir, 2021 Marlborough  |  G $19 / B $88
Dicey ‘Bannockburn’ Pinot Noir, 2022 Central Otago  |  B $95
Swift Cabernet Franc, 2022 Hawke’s Bay  |  B $86
Stonecroft ‘Ruhanui’ Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon, 2022 Hawke’s Bay  |  G $18 / B $85
Seresin ‘Beautiful Chaos’ Syrah, 2023 Marlborough  |  G $19 / B $88

 


BEER

TAP
Tiger (5%)  |  $15

NEW ZEALAND CRAFT
Waiheke Brewing Company ‘Heke’ Lager (4.8%) Auckland   |  $13
Sawmill Pilsner (4.8%) Auckland   |  $14
Urbanaut ‘Newtown’ Hazy Pale Ale (4.8%) Auckland   |  $14
Behemoth ‘Something Hoppy’ IPA (5.9%) Auckland   |  $16
Sawmill ‘The Doctor’ Doppelbock (6.5%) Auckland   |  $17

Heineken (5%)   |  $13
Heineken Light  (2.5%)   |  $11
Heineken 0.0 (non-alcoholic)    |  $11

CIDER
Rekorderlig ‘Passionfruit’ (4%) |  $22

KOMBUCHA
Daily Organics ‘Original’ (2.5%)  |  $13
Daily Organics ‘Chai Spices & Ginger’(2.5%) |  $13

A selection of soft drink options, please ask


SPIRITS

APÉRITIFS served with ice or soda
144 Islands Vermouth ‘#2’ (NZ)  |  14
Rinomato ‘Aperitivo Deciso’   |  14
Rinomato ‘Bitter Scuro’   |  14

WHISKY / WHISKEY
Glenfiddich 12yo Single Malt, Scotland   |  $15
Highland Park 12yo Single Malt, Scotland |  $20
Monkey Shoulder Blend, Scotland  | $12
Thomson ‘Two Tone’ Blend, New Zealand | $12
Jameson Blend, Ireland  |  $12
Mars ‘Maltage Cosmo’ Blend, Japan  |  $25

BRANDY / COGNAC
Rémy Martin VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac  | $15
Darroze Armagnac 12yo  | $17

BOURBON
Makers Mark  | $14
Woodford Reserve  | $15

RUM
Sailor Jerry ‘Spiced’  | $12
Plantation ‘Original Dark’  | $12
Plantation ‘3 Stars White’  | $12
Plantation ‘Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple   | $13

GIN
RRifters ‘Original Dry’ (NZ)  | $14
Roots ‘Rosso Pinot Noir’ (NZ)  | $16
The Botanist ‘Dry’  | $18

VODKA
Stil (NZ)   |  $12
Rogue Society (NZ)   |  $13
Belvedere   |  $14

TEQUILA & MEZCAL
Herradura ‘Reposado’)   |  $16
Olmeca Altos)   |  $13
Ilegal ‘Mezcal Reposado’ )   |  $13

PORT
Churchill’s Tawny  | $12

LIQUEUR
Baileys  | $11
Frangelico | $11

ALCOHOL-FREE SPIRITS
Seedlip ‘Grove 42’  | $12
Seedlip ‘Spice 94’  | $12


UMESHU*
Houraisen ‘Kanjuku’   | $14
Heiwa Shuzō ‘Tsuru-ume Kanjuku’ (non-alcoholic)  | $12


SAKE* (180ML)
Amanoto ‘Jukara Junmai’   | $38
Heiwa Shuzo ‘Tsuru-Ume’ Yuzushu   | $35

*non-organic

our food

East’s menu is a concise, focused edit of bites, small plates and larger dishes all designed to share.

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our philosophy

Look East for a new, fresh take on modern-Asian dining.

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our team

Our team of chefs represent culinary traditions from Japan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka, with pedigrees from some of Auckland’s best modern Asian restaurants.