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.

restaurant month special!

$40 includes, entrée + main + glass of wine

Enjoy shiitake mushrooms in pepper & Thai holy basil, followed by nasi goreng fried rice with tofu, egg, bean sprout, sambal oelek, served with a glass of Hunky Dory Sauvignon Blanc.
Available daily, from 11am - 10pm, ends 31 August.

east special

nasi goreng fried rice

Introducing our newest special – Nasi Goreng Fried Rice, bean sprouts, egg, tofu, sambal oelek. A dish you won't want to miss!
Available daily. Ends 31 August. 

cocktail of the month

Passion Mojito

Introducing our July special cocktail. A mix of white rum, passionfruit, lime, soda and fresh mint.

 

get together with friends.

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 4 people |  $65pp
Trust the Chef menu can only be ordered for the whole table. 


BITES

Edamame: wok tossed, black shiso salt - or - wok tossed, sambal miso (VG, *)  |  $7
Crispy cups, pineapple, Thai chilli jam, chilled tamarind reduction (VG) 🌶   |  $12
Pickled cucumber, plum sauce, chilli, garlic (VG) 🌶  |  $10

SMALL PLATES

Gochujang cauliflower, spring onion, sesame seeds (VG)  |  $18
Larb salad, cos lettuce wraps, Thai basil, prik nam pla (VG, *)  |  $18
Cheung fun rice noodle rolls, crispy net, mushrooms, radish, XO sauce |  $19
Ginger caramelised bang bang shiitake mushrooms (VG) 🌶🌶  |  $19 
Mushroom & truffle steamed dumplings, goji, chilli oil (VG)  |  $16
Sticky jackfruit bao bun, sweet chilli, coriander (VG) – min 2 order  |  $8ea

SALADS + VEGETABLES

Som tam, young papaya, tomato, lime, tamarind, peanut (VG, *) 🌶🌶  |  $18
Vietnamese rice noodle salad, satay skewers, nuoc cham (VG, *) |  $22
Stir-fried greens, bok choy, black fungus, sesame soy (VG, *) |  $20

RICE + NOODLES

Typhoon shelter fried rice, broccolini, burnt garlic (VG, *) 🌶  |  $20
Pad Thai, tofu, egg, mung beans, peanut, chilli (*) 🌶  |  $26 
Dan dan noodles, sesame, peanut, soft egg 🌶 |  $25
Char kway teow noodles, shiitake mushrooms, egg, garlic, chives 🌶 | $25

SIGNATURE PLATES

Peking jackfruit pancakes, tapioca chips, plum sauce (VG) – 6 pieces  |  $28
Penang curry, lotus root, kumara, mushrooms, konjac (VG)  |  $28
Spicy garlic eggplant, spring onion, chilli (VG) 🌶🌶  |  $26
Caramelised black pepper tofu, gai laan, shallots, garlic (VG) 🌶  |  $27

SIDES

Jasmine rice (VG, *)  |  $4
Red rice (VG, *)  |  $4
Kimchi (VG, *)  |  $6

EXTRAS

‘XO’ sauce (VG, *)  |  $3
Chilli sauce (VG)  🌶🌶🌶  |  $1.50
Chilli oil (VG, *) 🌶  |  $1.50
Fresh chopped chilli (VG, *) 🌶🌶🌶  |  $1.50

DESSERT

Salted caramel chocolate tart, peanut, crushed almond, coconut sorbet (VG, *) |  $16
Kaffir lime & lemongrass crème caramel (VG, *)  |  $16
East brûlée, coconut, freeze dried berries (*) |  $16

 

Please let our team know of any allergies.
VG = vegan | * = made with ingredients not containing gluten.

🌶 Mild   |   🌶🌶 Medium  |  🌶🌶🌶 Hot

 

 

takeout
BITES

Edamame: wok tossed, black shiso salt - or - wok tossed, sambal miso (VG, *) |  $7

SMALL PLATES

Gochujang cauliflower, spring onion, sesame seeds (VG) |  $18
Ginger caramelised bang bang shiitake mushrooms (VG) 🌶🌶 |  $19 

SALADS + VEGETABLES

Som tam salad, young papaya, tomato, lime, tamarind, peanut (VG, *) 🌶🌶  |  $18
Vietnamese rice noodle salad, satay skewers, nuoc cham (VG, *) |  $22
Stir-fried greens, bok choy, black fungus, sesame soy (VG, *) |  $20

RICE + NOODLES

Typhoon shelter fried rice, broccolini, burnt garlic (VG, *) 🌶  |  $20
Pad Thai, tofu, egg, mung beans, peanut, chilli (*) 🌶 |  $26 
Char kway teow noodles, shiitake mushrooms, egg, garlic, chives 🌶| $25

SIGNATURE PLATES

Penang curry, lotus root, kumara, mushrooms, konjac (VG)  |  $28
Spicy garlic eggplant, spring onion, chilli (VG) 🌶🌶  |  $26
Caramelised black pepper tofu, shallots, garlic, gai laan (VG) 🌶  |  $27

SIDES

Jasmine rice (VG, *)  |  $4
Red rice (VG, *)  |  $4
Kimchi (VG, *)  |  $6

EXTRAS

‘XO’ sauce (VG, *)  |  $3
Chilli sauce (VG) 🌶🌶  |  $1.50
Chilli oil (VG, *) 🌶  |  $1.50
Fresh chopped chilli (VG, *) 🌶🌶🌶  |  $1.50

DESSERT

Kaffir lime & lemongrass crème caramel (VG, *)  |  $16

 

VG = vegan | * = made with ingredients not containing gluten.
Please let our team know of any allergies.

🌶 Mild   |   🌶🌶 Medium  |  🌶🌶🌶 Hot

 

 

cocktails
EAST MARGARITA  |  $19

Kaffir lime & chilli infused tequila, cointreau, pineapple, lime, aquafaba

NEW ‘AUCK’ CITY  |  $22

Japanese whisky, umeshu, sweet & dry vermouth, orange bitters

CALL ME PURPLE  |  $18

Gin, lemon juice, butterfly pea syrup, yuzu tonic

SOMETHING BEACHY  |  $18

Vodka, grenadine, lychee liqueur, orange

YUZU D.  |  $20

Yuzu sake, dark rum, lemon juice, aquafaba

DAHLIA’S DREAM  |  $22

Jasmine infused sake, elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, tamarind, lime

PASSIONFRUIT MOJITO (non-alcoholic)  |  $12

Passionfruit syrup, fresh mint, lime juice, soda water

EAST SEASONAL (non-alcoholic)  |  $8

Our mixologists rotating cocktail inspired by seasonal ingredients

 

 

 

bar

East proudly features one of the only all New Zealand wine lists with all certified organic or biodynamic and vegan-friendly!

 

WINE
Huia 'Blanc de Blancs' Méthode Traditionnelle, 2017 Marlborough  |  G $18 / B $85
Mt Edward Riesling, 2019 Central Otago  |  B $70
Rippon Gewürztraminer, 2019 Central Otago  |  B $95
Framingham Pinot Gris, 2020 Marlborough  |  G $13 / B $62
Meltwater Sauvignon Blanc, 2021 Marlborough  |  G $13 / B $65
Kelly Washington Sauvignon Blanc, 2018 Marlborough  |  G $15.5 / B $70
Seresin Estate Chardonnay, 2021 Marlborough  |  G $14 / B $70
Milton Chenin Blanc, 2020 Hawke’s Bay  |  B $80 
La Monella ‘Bianco’ Pinot Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc/Riesling, 2021 Marlborough  |  G $16.5 / B $80
Momo Rosé, 2020 Marlborough  |  G $14 / B $65
Stoneweaver Pinot Noir, 2020 Marlborough  |  G $13.5 / B $65
Ted Pinot Noir, 2020 Central Otago  |  G $18 / B $85
Beautiful Chaos Syrah, 2021 Marlborough  |  G $17 / B $85
Han Herzog Zweigelt, 2016 Marlborough  | B $160
Decibel ‘Gimblett Gravels’ Malbec, 2019 Hawke’s Bay  |  G $15 / B $70
Felton Road ‘Bannockburn’ Pinot Noir, 2020 Central Otago  |  B $160


BEER

TAP
Sapporo  |  $12

NEW ZEALAND CRAFT
Waiheke Brewing Company 'Heke' Lager  |  $12
Deep Creek 'Undercurrent' Pilsner  |  $12
Deep Creek 'Haze' Pale Ale  |  $12
Behemoth 'Something Hoppy' IPA  |  $13
Sawmill ‘Bare’ Pale Ale (less than 0.5%) |  $10

Heineken 0.0  |  $10

CIDER
Bohemian 'Original Cyn' Apple  |  $12.5

KOMBUCHA
Batchwell Organic: $12.5
Pineapple & Ginger  |  Earl Grey

A selection of soft drink options, please ask


SPIRITS

WHISKY / WHISKEY
Highland Park 12yo  | $20
The Balvenie ‘Double Wood’ 12yo  | $25
Glenfiddich 12yo  | $15
Thomson ‘Two Tone’  | $10
Monkey Shoulder  | $11
Jameson  | $10
Mars ‘Maltage Cosmo’  | $22

BRANDY / COGNAC
Rémy Martin VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac  | $13
Darroze Armagnac 12yo  | $15

BOURBON
Woodford Reserve | $12

RUM
Plantation ‘Original Dark’  | $10
Plantation ‘3 Stars White’ | $10
Black Tears ‘Spiced’  | $13

GIN
Roots ‘Dry’ (NZ)  | $14
The Botanist ‘Dry’  | $15
Whitley Neill ‘Traditional Sloe’  | $13

VODKA
Burnt Hill (NZ)  | $12
Tito’s  | $10

TEQUILA & MEZCAL
Arquitecto  | $10
Herradura ‘Reposado’ | $16
Olmeca Altos  |  $12
Ilegal ‘Mezcal Reposado’  | $13

PORT
Churchill’s Tawny  | $12

ALCOHOL-FREE SPIRITS
Seedlip ‘Garden 108’  | $10
Seedlip ‘Spice 94’  | $10


UMESHU*
Houraisen Kanjuku  | $14


SAKE* (180ML)
Amanoto Jukara Junmai   |  $38
Yoshinogawa Ginjo Gokujo   |  $40
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.