Takapuna trending – food, flair and fabulous Fiji

Well, it’s been a minute since our last roundup, so of course there’s a whole swag of wonderful new eateries, beauty bars and so much more just crying out for a good recap. Missed what’s going on? No sweat, we’ve rounded up all the fresh biz for your reading pleasure.

And just quietly, we hear Fiji is nice this time of year…

Here now

Up first is the brand new Hong’s Korean Restaurant, hitting the spot with authentic Korean cuisine. Try their jjajangmyeon (noodles in a banging blackbean sauce) or jjamppong (spicy seafood noodle soup) and see why the reviews are absolutely raving. And with a frankly enormous menu, you could be eating here for months trying out all that Korean goodness.

Where: 62 Hurstmere Road, down the arcade connecting to Potters Park.

Wok’N’Noodle have brought their delicious Thai-style noodle bar to Takapuna, and we’re delighted. Order up the classics (pad thai and pad see ew) and maybe venture out further for a delicious whiskey duck or a spicy drunken fried rice. For us, it’s a no brainer – anywhere with a good Tom Yum fried rice is a certified hit.

Where: The Strand, at the Lake Road end

Seems like it’s time for dessert, don’t you think? Brianna Pastry is baking up a storm with distinctively French cakes, tarts and slices – you just can’t look at that elegant layering without your mouth watering.

Order a cake with a personalised message – a fabulous idea for your loved one’s birthday, which may or may not be creeping up on your calendar.

Where: The corner of Lake Road and Como Street

Rubbina’s Beauty & Brow Bar is the newest addition to Shore City. Rubbina is a day spa industry veteran, and an absolutely ace brow artist. As well as the full gamut of beauty treatments, she also runs yoga classes.

Where: Shore City, Level 2 by Glassons.

Want that K-beauty look? Hikoco has what you need, with an unbelievably deep and thoughtful range of Korean beauty, skincare and makeup products including the sought-after Innisfree brand. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out Hi Society and get tips from the team on what’s trending.

Where: 61 Hurstmere Road

And if we’re looking fabulous, our four legged friends surely deserve the same. Previously a favourite in the city centre, Masami Dog Salon has moved to Takapuna to primp and pamper all the good boys and girls on the North Shore. Professionally trained and using premium Japanese care products, Masami will have your pup looking their absolute best.

Where: 122 Hurstmere Road

OFP Grooming has just opened on Huron St as well, and are offering some amazing opening specials, perfect for your little mate, and your wallet!

You just can’t treat your best friends enough – make sure you head in and check them out ASAP!

Where: 5 Huron Street

Coming soon

We’re looking forward to filling our bellies at Dosa Palace and Hanoi Haven, coming soon to Takapuna. Watch this space – they’re sure to be crowd pleasers. 

And while you’re out and about…

Did you hear about Shop and Win? Spend just $20 at participating businesses in Takapuna, register online, and sit back and dream about a week-long dream holiday in sunny Fiji. Three nights on the Explore Blue Lagoon Cruise, four at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, plus return flights – sounds preeeetty nice, right? Shop, register, be in to win. Simple.

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