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

Crumbed Maki Roll | $23

Avocado, palm hearts, Sriracha mayo’, chilli floss

Available till 29 February.

cocktail special

Sweet on You | $22

Gin, campari, umeshu, lemon juice, pineapple juice, crushed almond rim

Available till 29 February.

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 |  $79pp
Trust the Chef menu can only be ordered for the whole table. 


BITES

Edamame, black shiso salt (VG, *)   |  $11
Crispy cups, pineapple, Thai chilli jam, chilled tamarind reduction (VG)🌶   |  $16
Spring onion pancake, crispy seaweed, chilli sauce (VG)   |  $16

SMALL PLATES

Gochujang cauliflower, spring onion, sesame seeds (VG)   |  $22
Larb salad, cos lettuce wraps, Thai basil, prik nam pla (VG, *)  |  $22
Mushroom & truffle steamed dumplings, goji, chilli oil (VG)  |  $23
Lotus root & water chestnut crispy wontons, sweet chilli sauce  |  $22
Turnip cake, crispy lotus root, spring onion, XO sauce (VG)  |  $22
Ginger caramelised bang bang shiitake mushrooms (VG)🌶🌶  |  $23 
Sticky jackfruit bao bun, sweet chilli, coriander (VG) – min 2 order  |  $12ea

SALADS + VEGETABLES

Som tam, young papaya, tomato, lime, tamarind, peanut (VG, *) 🌶🌶  |  $26
Vietnamese rice noodle salad, satay skewers, nuoc cham (VG, *) |  $28
Wok-charred Asian greens, black bean sauce, chilli, garlic (VG)   |  $24

RICE + NOODLES

Typhoon shelter fried rice, broccolini, burnt garlic (VG, *) 🌶  |  $31
Pad Thai, tofu, egg, mung beans, peanut, chilli (*) 🌶  |  $34
Soba noodles, edamame, cucumber, yuzu, sesame, ginger (VG)  |  $31
Char kway teow noodles, shiitake mushrooms, egg, garlic, chives🌶  |  $33

SIGNATURE PLATES

Massaman curry, potato, baby onion, coconut, cashew (VG)  |  $34
Water chestnut wontons, chilli broth, coriander, peanut crumb  |  $32
Spicy garlic eggplant, spring onion, chilli (VG) 🌶🌶  |  $34
Caramelised black pepper tofu, gai laan, shallots, garlic (VG) 🌶  |  $35

SIDES

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

EXTRAS

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

DESSERT

Salted caramel chocolate tart, peanut, crushed almond, coconut sorbet (VG, *) |  $18
Kaffir lime & lemongrass crème caramel (VG, *)  |  $18
Mango pudding, sago pearls, toasted coconut shards, coconut sorbet (VG)  |  $18

 

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

🌶 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, *) $11

SMALL PLATES

Gochujang cauliflower, spring onion, sesame seeds (VG) |  $22
Ginger caramelised bang bang shiitake mushrooms (VG) 🌶🌶 |  $23

SALADS + VEGETABLES

Som tam salad, young papaya, tomato, lime, tamarind, peanut (VG, *) 🌶🌶  |  $26
Vietnamese rice noodle salad, satay skewers, nuoc cham (VG, *)   |  $28
Wok-charred Asian greens, black bean sauce, chilli, garlic (VG)   |  $24

RICE + NOODLES

Typhoon shelter fried rice, broccolini, burnt garlic (VG, *) 🌶  |  $31
Pad Thai, tofu, egg, mung beans, peanut, chilli (*) 🌶 |  $34
Char kway teow noodles, shiitake mushrooms, egg, garlic, chives 🌶| $33

SIGNATURE PLATES

Massaman curry, potato, baby onion, coconut, cashew (VG)  |  $34
Spicy garlic eggplant, spring onion, chilli (VG) 🌶🌶  |  $34
Caramelised black pepper tofu, shallots, garlic, gai laan (VG) 🌶  |  $35

SIDES

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

EXTRAS

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

DESSERT

Kaffir lime & lemongrass crème caramel (VG, *)  |  $18

 

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

🌶 Mild   |   🌶🌶 Medium  |  🌶🌶🌶 Hot

 

 

cocktails
CARDAMOM & CHILLI |  $22

Chilli infused vodka, cardamom syrup, coconut water, lime juice

MAPLE & PINEAPPLE |  $23

Campari, bourbon, maple syrup, pineapple juice

YUZU & GIN |  $20

Gin, lemon juice, butterfly pea syrup, yuzu tonic

LYCHEE & ORANGE |  $20

Vodka, lychee liqueur, grenadine, orange juice

GIN, YUZU & STRAWBERRY  |  $22

Gin, yuzu sake, vermouth, strawberry syrup, soda

ELEGANT ELDERFLOWER  | $22

Vodka, aperol, elderflower liqueur, yuzu sake, aquafaba

PASSIONFRUIT MOJITO (non-alcoholic) |  $14

Passionfruit syrup, fresh mint, lime juice, soda

EAST SEASONAL (non-alcoholic) |  $14

Strawberry & ginger syrup, lime, soda, aquafaba

 

 

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, 2018 Marlborough  |  G $18 / B $88
Quartz Reef Méthode Traditionnelle Brut, NV Central Otago  |  B $96
Black Estate ‘Damsteep’ Pét Nat, 2023 Waipara Valley  |  B $99
Seresin Estate Pinot Gris, 2022 Marlborough   G $16 / B $77
Beautiful Chaos Pinot Gris/Riesling, 2022 Marlborough  |  B $88
The Boneline Dry Riesling, 2021 Waipara Valley  |  G $17.5 / B $84
Rippon Gewürztraminer, 2021 Central Otago  |  G $21 / B $99
Momo Sauvignon Blanc, 2022 Marlborough   |  G $15 / B $69
Kelly Washington Sauvignon Blanc, 2023 Marlborough   |  G $17 / B $80
Ara ‘Zero’ Sauvignon Blanc, 2022 (non-alcoholic) Marlborough G $13 / B $60
Seresin Estate Chardonnay, 2022 Marlborough G $16 / B $77
Pyramid Valley Chardonnay, 2021 North Canterbury  |  B $94
Fromm Chenin Blanc, 2022 Marlborough G $19 / B $88
Oblix Rosé, 2022 Hawke’s Bay  |  G $18 / B $85
Te Kano Blanc De Noir, 2022 Central Otago  |  G $17 / B $80
Mt Edward Gamay, 2022 Central Otago  |  G $18.5 / B $91
te Pā Pinot Noir, 2021 Marlborough  |  G $16 / B $77
Dicey ‘Bannockburn’ Pinot Noir, 2022 Central Otago  |  G $20 / B $95
Beautiful Chaos Syrah, 2022 Marlborough  |  G $19 / B $89
Stonecroft ‘Undressed’ Merlot, 2022 Hawke’s Bay  |  G $18 / B $85
Decibel ‘Gimblett Gravels’ Malbec, 2022 Hawke’s Bay  |  B $85

 


BEER

TAP
Tiger  |  $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

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

CIDER
Monteith’s Crushed Apple Cider |  $13

KOMBUCHA
Batchwell Organic: $13
Pineapple & Ginger  |  Earl Grey

A selection of soft drink options, please ask


SPIRITS

WHISKY / WHISKEY
Highland Park 12yo Single Malt, SCT  | $20
Glenfiddich 12yo Single Malt, SCT   |  $15
Thomson ‘Two Tone’ Blend, NZ   |  $12
Monkey Shoulder Blend, SCT | $12
Jameson Blend, IRL   |  $10
Mars ‘Maltage Cosmo’ Blend, JPN  |  $25

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

BOURBON
Woodford Reserve | $13
Makers Mark | $15

RUM
Plantation ‘Original Dark’  | $12
Plantation ‘3 Stars White’ | $12
Sailor Jerry ‘Spiced’  | $12

GIN
Roots ‘Dry’ (NZ)   |  $14
Graham Norton ‘Pink’   | $15
The Botanist ‘Dry’   |  $18

VODKA
Rogue Society (NZ)   |  $13
Grey Goose   |  $16

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

PORT
Churchill’s Tawny  | $12

ALCOHOL-FREE SPIRITS
Seedlip ‘Garden 108’  | $12
Seedlip ‘Spice 94’  | $12


UMESHU*
Houraisen ‘Kanjuku’   | $14


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.