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 of bites, small plates and larger dishes all 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. 

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our food

East’s menu is a concise, focused edit of bites, small plates, noodles 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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BITES

Edamame, black shiso salt (V, GF)  |  $6
Miang kham, betel leaf, bamboo, toasted coconut, chilli (V) – min 2 order  |  $3ea

SMALL PLATES

Southern Thai corn cakes, pickled cucumber, kaffir lime mayo  |  $16
Larb salad, cos lettuce wraps, Thai basil, prik nam pla (V, GF)  |  $16
Steamed mushroom cheung fun, homemade ‘XO’, crispy garlic (V, GF)  |  $18
Ginger caramelised bang bang shitake mushrooms (V)  |  $18 
Sticky jackfruit bao bun, sweet chilli, coriander (V) – min 2 order  |  $8ea

SALAD + DUMPLINGS

Som tam salad, young papaya, tomato, lime, tamarind, peanut (V, GF)  |  $18
Crispy tofu, cucumber & beansprout salad, crushed peanut, sweet chilli (V, GF)  |  $20
Steamed water chestnut, corn & coriander dumplings, black vinegar (V)  |  $16
Gado gado, longbean, chioggia beetroot, spinach, tempeh, soft egg (GF)  |  $22
Cold silken tofu, crispy shallots, coriander, black vinegar (V)  |  $20

RICE + NOODLES

Typhoon shelter fried rice, corn, broccolini, burnt garlic (V, GF)  |  $20
Chilled soba noodles, edamame, bok choy, sesame ginger dressing (V)  |  $24 
Dan dan noodles, sesame, peanut, soft egg  |  $23
Pad see ew noodles, gai laan, egg, beansprouts (GF) |  $23

 

LARGER PLATES

Peking jackfruit pancakes, tapioca chips, plum sauce – 6 pieces  |  $26
Southern Thai yellow curry, pumpkin, pineapple, broccoli, Thai basil (V, GF)  |  $26
Spicy garlic eggplant, spring onion, chilli (V)  |  $24
Caramelised black pepper tofu, shallots, garlic, gai laan (V)  |  $25

SIDES

Jasmine rice (V, GF)  |  $4
Homemade kimchi (V, GF)  |  $6
Snow peas & broccolini in ginger soy (V, GF)  |  $10
Smashed cucumber, garlic, chilli (V, GF)  |  $8

EXTRAS

‘XO’ sauce (V, GF)  $3
Chilli sauce (V) $1.50
Chilli oil (V, GF)  $1.50
Fresh chopped chilli (V, GF)  $1.50

DESSERT

Kaffir lime & lemongrass crème caramel (V, GF)  |  $16
Matchamisu  |  $16
Chocolate spring rolls, vanilla bean ice cream  |  $16

 

V = vegan   GF = gluten free
Menu items may contain or come into contact with WHEAT, EGGS, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS and MILK. Please let your server know of any allergies.

 

 

drink

Enjoy our carefully selected range of certified organic or biodynamic and vegan friendly wines.

 

BY THE GLASS

BUBBLES

Huia Blanc de Blancs 2017 Marlborough, NZ  |  $17

Serenello Prosecco Extra Dry Veneto, Italy  |  $13


WHITES

Hunky Dory Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Marlborough, NZ  |  $12

Kelly Washington Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Marlborough, NZ  |  $15

Greenhough ‘Road Block’ Chardonnay 2019 Nelson, NZ  |  $14

Pacific Potion Pinot Gris 2019 Hawke’s Bay, NZ  |  $12

Fromm Pinot Gris 2019 Marlborough, NZ  |  $15

Framingham Classic Riesling 2019 Marlborough, NZ  |  $13

Seresin ‘Chiaroscuro’ Pinot Gris/Gewürztraminer/Riesling 2018 Marlborough, NZ  |  $15

Millton Chenin Blanc 2018 Gisborne, NZ  |  $15


ROSÉ

Momo 2020 Marlborough, NZ)  |  $13


REDS

Seresin ‘Leah’ Pinot Noir 2017 Marlborough, NZ  |  $15

Ted Pinot Noir 2018 Central Otago, NZ  |  $18

Coco Di Mama Syrah 2018 Sicily, Italy  |  $13

Beautiful Chaos Syrah 2020 Marlborough, NZ  |  $16

Kennedy Point ‘Red Trumpet’ Cabernet/Merlot 2019 Waiheke Island, NZ  |  $20

Mt. Edward Gamay 2020 Central Otago, NZ  |  $16

Sensi Vegante Chianti Superiore 2017 Tuscany, Italy  |  $17


SWEET

Seresin Late Harvest Riesling 2018 Marlborough, NZ  |  $12

 

 

cocktails

available from 5pm

 

OMO SAKE  |  $18

Jasmine infused tengumai junmai sake, campari, sweet vermouth, tea pearl

 

SHOCHU SESAME SOUR  |  $20

Hombo shuzo shochu, lemon juice, honey syrup, sesame, grapefruit & hops bitters

 

BANGKOK MULE  |  $20

Lemongrass & coriander infused vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, anise bitters, fresh mint

 

EAST SIDECAR  |  $18

Roots dry gin, lemon juice, cointreau, jasmine syrup

 

UMESHU DANDY  |  $22

Mars Cosmo Maltage whisky, sweet vermouth, houraisen kanjuku umeshu, coffee & pimento bitters,
lapsang souchong atomiser

 

NANG PIMM (non-alcoholic) |  $16

Seedlip spice 94, lemonade, lemon juice, angostura bitters, strawberries, Thai basil, blackberry & balsamic bitters

 

 

 

 

 

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.