Omni Restaurant, Auckland

These guys have sold, please check their facebook page before heading over there to see where they are at.

Laura at Omni Restaurant Dominion Road Auckland

This is my new favourite casual restaurant.  Easy, relaxed and delicious without the loud music. The perfect place to catch up with great friends. Even though a booking here is for two hours we were not made to feel rushed.  We only wished we had room for more food! 

With a selection of yakitori (skewers) and Japanese small dishes to share.  This is simple food brilliantly done.  We had Sashimi, Steak Tartare, Tofu Fritters, Katsu Sando and Eggplant Tempura. 

The service is relaxed but very efficient. I would be very disappointed if I couldn't get a table here. This not a large restaurant, I would highly recommend booking.

The address is 359 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland

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