The Strand Arcade
The Strand Arcade
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Built in 1910, this ornately decorated arcade linking Queen Street and Elliot Street has a range of independent and chain stores, a hairdressing salon, and a large international food court downstairs.
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom21,909 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
The Strand Arcade is from a bygone era and is one of the oldest arcades in Auckland, it dates back to 1910 and is full of charm. There are some very nice boutique shops and is a charming place to visit whilst in the city.
Written January 29, 2017
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
The Strand Arcade is located in Queen Street in the heart of the CBD. It's one of Auckland's oldest buildings which dates back to the early 1900's. The Arcade has numerous boutique style shops with a large Asian food court below . It's not as attractive as the Strand Arcade in Sydney but still is charming.
Written October 11, 2017
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Quack H
HONG KONG2,706 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
The Strand Arcade is an old style shopping center where it preserved the elegrance from the old days. Do take the kids there, it is like travelling back in time.
Written March 3, 2018
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Rio H
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
nothing here anymore. It's a dead shopping centre now. Many stores were closed and it's pretty much empty.
Written July 9, 2023
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SEs
London, UK25,921 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Business
This is one of the old arcades in Auckland. There are quite a few shops around.You will not miss it on your walk about here in the city centre.
Written January 17, 2018
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MBB1952
Surfers Paradise, Australia10,597 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
The Strand Arcade is lovely, it is ontwo levels with a great selection of shops and down stairs a good food court.
Written March 7, 2016
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James A
Windsor, Canada19,719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
A nice restaurant and shopping arcade in the Central Business District (CBD) of Auckland. I'm not sure exact what appeals to you, but it's a nice location and worth looking it over to see is the option appeals to you. Give it a go.
Written March 6, 2016
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore9,829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
The arcade is located along Queen Street, the main shopping, entertainment and shopping area in the heart of the city and one will not miss it!

The arcade has been around for a long time and from its present offering, we felt it should have undergone some refurbishment or renovation works to make it more "in trend". There are 2 rows of retail shops that offer visitors to look for lifestyle and fashion etc products. And of course, the café here is quite well known for its quality coffee and pastry and prices are reasonable too.

What I would like to recommend is the International Food Court at the basement. There are about 8 stalls selling all kinds of cuisines (which as its name stated) ranging from Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Western, Malaysia, Mediterranean etc. Each stall offer a wide variety of cooked food items like rice, bento sets, soup, noodles etc and prices are reasonable, on average, between $10 to $18.

It was not crowded when we came (4.00pm) and the place was cooling and bright. It was spacious too.

We came by this Western Food Stall (to be exact is Mediterranean) run by the boss, who is Iranian and married to a Chinese lady, who was very friendly and humourous! We order the grilled Stirloin steak ($13.50) and just look at the portion given! It was huge! Not only that, the steak was cooked to perfection, well marinated and juicy! Also the French Fries and Salad were taste too except that it would be perfect if more salad dressing can be given. Definitely it was great value and nice food. We came by this place twice in our stay in Auckland. (unfortunately we would want to try the Lamb Chop/Shoulder but it does not offer but only Lamb liver)

We also tried the Seafood Fried Rice from the Chinese stall ($10) and portion was large too and quite ok, though the rice was fried too long and a bit dry. There were little prawns, crab stick and squid, besides eggs.

Well, after shopping or walk around here, its good to come by for a break and having a meal I would recommend the steak! You won't regret it!
Written January 9, 2016
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