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Federal Delicatessen Restaurant

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86 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-363 7184
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 07:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had lunch in the Federal Delicatessen on several occasions during a recent 12 day visit to Auckland, and on every occasion the food and service were terrific. Who would have expected to find Dr. Brown's soda for a root bear float in Auckland, not to mention NY style pastrami and potato pancakes with apple sauce. This... More 

Thank KJS882
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good experience, the staff is very helpful and kind. The food is very good with very interesting options. And has a fair price. Is reaaly in front off Skyline Tower.

Thank Artur Rocha S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here three times in two days, it's THAT good! The cinnamon girls are devine, as is the cheesecake! They offer a great range of sandwiches and breakfast goods. Had to purchase two of the coffee mugs so we can keep enjoying the memory! Staff are super friendly and helpful, even pointing out the bag hook under the table... More 

Thank AmeliaRenee83
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A low key lunch stop which meets your requirenments for a next level sandwhich. Good menu selection & def american diner set up.

Thank PatrickPJ32
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So cute! Great welcoming and efficient staff despite it being packed. Great New York deli options. The Reuben sandwich was a knock out, but everything we had was tasty and delicious. Will be back for sure!

Thank KiwiFliesNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had intended to eat at The Depot next door but the wait was 1 1/2 hours and as we were going to the theatre we didn't have time. We managed to squeeze in at the Deli instead. The only available seats were at the counter but it was great watching all the action! I enjoyed the food and loved... More 

Thank Joan B
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sandwiches at fed street are so good - words cannot describe! The menu selection is limited but every item is delicious! The location is spectacular - an amazing view of the Sky Tower. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant. The Toasted Reuben Sandwich is awesome and the Poutine is delicious. We will be back! :)

Thank Kiwifarmgirl
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are from NYC and/or you are expecting a NYC-type "Jewish deli" experience, do not go here; if you are looking for just some good food, this will work! These folks have NO IDEA what a "kosher dill" pickle is and surely have no idea how to make a true Hot Pastrami sandwich. This is not to say the... More 

Thank bonsaiman99
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for an afternoon "snack", and it was awesome! We went here purely because we'd heard that the poutine fries were good, and boy were they delicious! We also had a hot dog and a banana toffee pie, both of which were also amazing! Service was 10/10 and our waiter was really nice! Was so good, didn't have... More 

Thank Jess G
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Federal Delicatessen is located next to SkyCity in Auckland. It is a far cry away from your usual hangout places. Bringing a good old American Diner feel to the CBD is such a welcome change. Coffee is delicious, and each food option has a taste that you will come back for. The service is always friendly, and being able... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Street Food, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 7184
'The Fed' is all about informality, fun and generosity.

Think hand-cut speciality meats, cured lox, gourmet sandwiches deluxe salads & dessert pie by the slice.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?