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Chikos Restaurant and Cafe is an exciting elegant casual dining restaurant located in West Auckland. Pacific Rim Fusion cuisine with New Zealand's finest and freshest produce complimented by friendly service in a warm inviting atmosphere in modern decor design with Japanese influences, surrounding an open kitchen allowing you to view the creation of tantalizing dishes in front of your eyes
US$14 - US$36
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Asian, American, Japanese Fusion
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent presentation. Friendly service and good value for money. The squid linguini is a must try! And the tiramisu dessert is just heaven.....

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

Our 3rd visit as reminded of their yummy deep fried pork knuckles by a fren. Still as good. But for a small eatery out in the West, prices may be a lil steep. And don't bother with their cocktails. The "Lipstick" consisted of vodka, rum...and cranberry jus put together in a tall class. Their Bento box @ $38 was full of fusion flavors. Interesting.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 30 June 2020

To be honest based on the area I wasnt holding out too much hope for this restaurant but it had been recommended. The starting impression was the really nice decor and feeling of the place, then the great service - very friendly and professional. And...finally the food which was an eclectic selection of a western-asian fusion meals. Not a massive selection but really yummy and served up with great presentation. Would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 25 May 2020 via mobile

Okay so, went here with my family on the weekend (23/05/2020). I’ve had a bit of a mixed experience here hence the 3 star rating. The restaurant area is quite right which meant they couldn’t really adequately distance people. Other restaurants have mostly taped a...few tables in between other tables to ensure distance, they did not. We were given a table at the corner at the far end. Good thing was it was far away and felt private. Bad thing was that you step up to the table, step down to the chair and then put your feet down and sit down. Getting out meant, standing on your chair, stepping up and then going down a step. We’d ordered the entree tiger prawns; yakitori chicken and lamb shank. The yakitori chicken and tiger prawns were fantastic. Unfortunately the lamb shank was too salty. I completely get how busy they would have been after being open just a few days since going into level 2. The drinks service was also a bit slow. I would be keen to give this place another go, once things have calmed down a bit.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Wasn’t sure what the hype was all about as the food is so average at a high price range! Food came out looking very appetising.. Had a sirloin Steak which was like rubber knife couldn’t cut through it?! Deserts were blah and some were honestly...quite stale! Would I visit again probably not..More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 24 February 2020

This would have to be the best restaurant in Henderson. The food is so delicious. I had the Toasted Sisig Seafood Sushi. I don't think I have ever tasted anything as good. My Husband had the Cheek Bourguigo. He said the meat was so tender...and very tasty. The staff are just lovely and helpful. Always smiling. You have to book or you probably wouldn't get in.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 8 February 2020

Hey guys, We booked a dinner table for 4 last evening. In summary, the place is definitely worth the first visit and then decide if you will come back. The preparations are good and you will find a little twist in every item. One of...us was veg but unfortunately they do not have any veg item in the menu. They made a special dish, no name though, but it was reasonably good - at least the presentation. Others had salmon, lamb kofta and lamb bbq on stick - all were generally tasty and well presented.Portions were not huge, but quite filling for a moderate eater. The mains were bit pricey @$30+ but I suppose that's the order of the day. They have a wide range of desserts on display to choose from @ $15+ , They appeared to be yummy though. Service is something they need to pay attention to. We ordered drinks, starters and mains, Well, they all came together. This is where they failed this time. Credit cards attract 2% surcharge. Now for our ~$200 bill, isn't it bit ridiculous?? I know as a merchant they are charged a fee, but to ask for it back for the prices they charge, appeared to be bit unsocial to me. Ignore the negative remarks, give them a try anyway,More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 January 2020

Just before Christmas I took two friends to Chikos Restaurant for dinner, having never been there before, and we were all absolutely delighted by the experience. We were guided to a private booth complete with large cushions and the owner personally came and introduced herself...before talking us through the menu/making recommendations according to specific dietary requirements. The food was superb and the attentiveness of the young waiter was wonderful. I look forward to returning to Chikos in the not too distant future and will be recommending it to my friends.More

Date of visit: December 2019
RCManuel, Owner at Chikos Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2020

Thanks for the wonderful comments and dinning experience at Chikos restaurant

Reviewed 3 November 2019

High expectations were exceeded in this beautiful array of dishes! Both mains and desserts delicious, superbly cooked and presented with interesting garnishes and attention to culinary details! Friendly, knowledgeable and attentive staff. A great dining experience, thanks!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 28 October 2019 via mobile

The meals could not be faulted, service was slow but pleasant staff and wine expensive. The friends we went with dine there often.

Date of visit: October 2019
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