Omni Restaurant, Auckland

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 Sahimi, 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

Also in Restaurants


Baduzzi translates to Meatball in Italian, and in this vibey viaduct (tucked behind North Wharf) restaurant they are fantastic.  Stylish, Italian with impeccable service, what more could you want?  This blog has all the picks from their top Sommelier Andra Martinisi as well as an interview from our founding times in the deep dark well of COVID between owner Michael Dearth and Hospo Consultant Andrew Clapham.

TOBI, Auckland

Tobi with Albert Cho is the latest offering by David Lee, a prolific and skilled restaurateur. Founding also Gochu, Aigo Noodle Bar, Crack Chicken, Poni and The Candy Shop along with a coffee roastery.  

Tobi is an all-day eatery situated on Ponsonby Road that combines classic European bistro with nostalgic Kiwi flavours.  To go with the European-inspired menu the wine menu is dominated by European wines. It's cool to see a "chilled red" section as this is certainly en-pointe right now. We noticed they have two of the Italian wines we retail. Alta Mora and Pieropan Soave.

Ponsonby Road Bistro

We know "Ponsonby Road Bistro" is a favourite of The Wine List customers as it was one of our most tipped restaurants during our COVID years "Tip a Restaurant" campaign.

​Reliably serving sophisticated bistro food for the last ten years, these guys are "safe hands" for your night out.  This restaurant is on my family’s’ list of "great steak" places.  A good wine at the bar with an entrée will sort out any weeknight in need of a lift (let them know if you’re off to a film down the road or a gig in town next).