Pukekohe Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Pukekohe

August 8, 2017 Mollie Coke

Pukekohe is a town in the Auckland Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Located at the southern edge of the Auckland Region, it is approximately 50 kilometres south of Auckland City, between the southern shore of the Manukau Harbour and the mouth of the Waikato River. The hills of Pukekohe and nearby Bombay Hills form the natural southern limit of the Auckland region. Pukekohe is located within the political boundaries of the Auckland Council, following the abolition of the Franklin District Council on 1 November 2010.
Things to do in Pukekohe

1. Bazza's Steakhouse

Cnr Seddon & Tobin La, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +64 9-238 3931
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

Bazza's Steakhouse

Reviewed By TLCAUCKLAND - Auckland

Dropped in for unplanned dinner as have heard a lot about how good the steaks are here.
Nice environment, a little bit hard to find if you don't know the area but the staff were really helpful on the phone with directions.
Place seemed very full and had lots of bookings, we were early so got a table.
Service was very good. Helpful, friendly, efficient.
Quite a large menu, but we decided on steak because that's what we had heard about.
Simple but nice salad bar.
Mains quite pricey but worth it. Very large servings

I had the scallop and cheese sauce steak which was lovely. I was happy. I asked for medium but was a little under done but didn't matter. Baked potato was great.
Husband had large aged steak. Asked for medium rare but his was more medium.
Wondered if they had confused the order, didn't send back as we were hungry and shared.
Friends said we should have said something as staff pride themselves on cooking perfect steaks.
Overall I definitely would try again. It was a very nice steak

2. Cafe Berne'

37 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand Seating Cafe, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 238-5522
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Cafe Berne'

Reviewed By Rarodog - Palmerston North

Excellent gravity coffee and eggs bene with bacon. Cafe windows open wide onto the street - fresh air and nice decor. Excellent place to prepare for a day of meetings.
No stevia available (only chemical sweetners) - bit surprising for a place that is an organic and allergy specialist. Spoon of sugar won't kill.

3. Monarch Cafe Bar & Grill

1 King St, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Cafe, European, New Zealand, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$141 238-3232
Excellent
37%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
9%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 151 reviews

Monarch Cafe Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Paul_n_Cris - Melbourne, Australia

Had the shared plate as we didn’t want a meal and had high expectations be cause of the high price. We were very disappointed in what was presented. It was quite small, the calamari was greasy and stuck together in one lump. I suggest anyone else skip this and share a main meal.

4. Poco Loco Tapas Restaurant

15 Queen Street, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +64 9-238 1607
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Poco Loco Tapas Restaurant

Welcome to Franklin's original Tapas Restaurant. Poco Loco means "Little Crazy" in Spanish, so come along for a different and fun eating experience. All our dishes are cooked from fresh, seasonal, local produce using authentic Mediterranean recipes with a Kiwi twist. Tapas means "Lids" and is a traditional Mediterranean way of eating snack sized portions of food where everyone just shares what is on the table. The Italians call it antipasto, the Chinese call it Yum Char and the Spanish call it Tapas. It's just a delightful way to enjoy food. Check out our menu - and don't forget that we offer our dishes takeaway, too.

Reviewed By Julie M - Bombay, New Zealand

We headed to Poco Loco before catching a movie. We selected the 5 dish option which we felt was great value. Each dish was famously presented & so tasty! We couldn't decide whether dish was our favourite but would definately recommend the chicken skewers, chicken livers & mushroom dishes! The service was great prompt & polite & we didn't wait long for our food to arrive. We will definately be back!

5. cafe Kaos

44 Edinburgh Street | Pukekohe, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 9-239 0331
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 143 reviews

cafe Kaos

Reviewed By Mariojet - Singapore, Singapore

This busy cafe in the center of Pukekohe is a retro casual dinner, decorated with old vinyl album covers and mirrors on the walls. We sipped on our large cappuccino’s, as we named the singers and groups on the album covers on the walls. The open steak Sandwich is wonderful layered with pan fried vegetables, mushrooms and salad. The corn fritters are generous and tasty, easily the best on the North Island.

6. Paasha Turkish Cafe & Takeaway

245 King Street | Shop 6, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Turkish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night 09-239-0096
Excellent
47%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 105 reviews

Paasha Turkish Cafe & Takeaway

Phone +64-9-239-0096

Reviewed By Kelsi A - Thames, Waikato, New Zealand

Walked in and every table was reserved bar one which seemed odd at 5 oclock. $14.00 for three dolmadas as an entree cut in halves. Main was a falafel iskender with "salad" which was two lettuce leaves and one slice of tomato and deep, cold rice, fried falafel which actually tasted like it had been bulked up with more flour than chickpeas no flavour or texture at all. My sister got what was mainly bread cubes with chicken on top and what tasted like tinned tomato poured over top with a side salad ( lettuce and one slice of tomato). No drinks and cost $60. Will not be visiting this franchise ever again.

7. Curry Leaf

49 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +64 9-238 4753
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Curry Leaf

Reviewed By Brenda M - Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Call in on Wed 5th July , for a quick dinner .
Food was simply Devine , service outstanding.
Made to feel very welcome in a very busy restaurant .
Didn't have to wait long for food to arrive.
Had the butter chicken... yum... yum...yummy
Would recommend you try this place.
Extremely well priced .
Our new go to Indian restaurant

8. Pukeko's Nest Cafe

Suite 1 4 Manukau Road | #1, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast +64 9-238 8263
Excellent
24%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
12%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 50 reviews

Pukeko's Nest Cafe

Reviewed By Keith E - Auckland Central, New Zealand

This cafe is away from the main drag of Pukekohe, but well worth a visit. We both had full flavoured coffee's and a slice of cake. I changed my mind several times before settling on the Bailey's & Mars slice, my wife had the Custard Slice. Both our cakes were nice and filling without being to big and sickly afterwards.
Staff were friendly, the cafe was clean and tidy, several times the staff checked that everything was clean and, also changed the serving utensils.

9. Ginger Indian Cuisine

10 King Street, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$173 +64 9-238 8338
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Ginger Indian Cuisine

Reviewed By EMarijev - Auckland, New Zealand

We accidently ate there on a Wednesday when it was cheap curry night. Where some restaurants are stingy with their servings, this one was not. The entree special was tasty and generous, and the curry full of meat. Yummy, we'll be back

10. ED Street

27 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, New Zealand Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television Bar, International, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +64 9-238 1143
Excellent
25%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
12%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 75 reviews

ED Street

Reviewed By DHC2-Man

The wedges were good. The pizza was pretty sad looking and unremarkable. Restaurant pizzas should be a cut above fast food pizza joints. Use freshly made pizza bases, not supermarket as was obvious when the toppings didn't make it to the edges. Be more generous with your toppings to create a taste explosion; At $20, I would expect a lot more, not even in the ball park of a Fast Food Pizza, which is 1/3 the cost.

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