Our food

East’s menu is a concise, focused edit of delicious modern-Asian dishes designed to share. The menu is a combination of innovative ideas as well as elevated takes on the traditional.

Robust Asian flavours all represented – sweet, salty, sour, spicy – with a good variety of cooking methods – wok-fried, raw, steamed, poached and roasted - to cater to a wide variety of tastes and lifestyles. 75% of the menu is vegan.

Textures and ingredients are important - jackfruit, beancurd skin, eggplants and tofu feature prominently. Temperature is at play, with cold and hot dishes as well as mild and spicy.

The backbone of any great Asian kitchen are homemade sauces that are used in so many recipes. Our sauces, including sweet chilli, black bean, black pepper, prik nam pla, nahm jim and chilli oil – are made in-house. Condiments like crispy garlic and fried shallots are homemade too. Our signature vegan ‘XO’ sauce features shitake mushrooms using a special process to achieve texture and flavour.

From subtle to bold, mild to spicy, East is an explosion of taste and texture.

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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

 

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

🌶 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

 

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

🌶 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

 

 

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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 |   $18 
Framingham Pinot Gris, 2020 Marlborough |   $13 
Meltwater Sauvignon Blanc, 2021 Marlborough |   $13 
Kelly Washington Sauvignon Blanc, 2018 Marlborough |   $15.5  
Seresin Estate Chardonnay, 2021 Marlborough |   $14  
La Monella ‘Bianco’ Pinot Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc/Riesling, 2021 Marlborough |   $16.5 
Momo Rosé, 2020 Marlborough |   $14
Stoneweaver Pinot Noir, 2020 Marlborough |   $13.5
Ted Pinot Noir, 2020 Central Otago |   $18
Beautiful Chaos Syrah, 2021 Marlborough |   $17 
Decibel ‘Gimblett Gravels’ Malbec, 2019 Hawke’s Bay |   $15  

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

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