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An interesting part of 'old' Auckland

This area has got a bit seedy over the years but it still makes an interesting place to visit if you're passing through Auckland.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Yes, K'Rd is slightly grotty, but that is part of it's charm. St. Kevin's Arcade is an architectural gem full of interesting shops, restaurants, and clubs (The Wine Cellar down below epitomizes K'Rd grotty chic and Whammy Bar is famed for good live music) and the surrounding shops and eateries are eclectic and diverse. Across the road is a vast... More 

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Even with a quick walk down the street, you will find just about any type of food you would want to eat on this street. If you want Thai, Indian, pizza, brunch, coffee, or whatever else you can think of, you can find it on this road. Some people have commented on the road being a little "seedy" but honestly... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This area has got a bit seedy over the years but it still makes an interesting place to visit if you're passing through Auckland.

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Thank Narziss
Johannesburg, South Africa
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142 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

If you are looking for street food whether its Thai, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Malaysian, Indonesian, seafood, halal you will certainly find it here. Interesting supermarkets and clothing stores with products from all over the world. Serviced by the City Link bus route.

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Thank Yasmin L
Canberra
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107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Great place for a stroll when you're hungry. There are so many choices I would suggest having two or three small portions at three different places! Then you can Sample lots of different things. It is not up market but plenty of interesting shops to check out too. On many bus routes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Bit dirty, run down and tired looking. There are other more interesting shopping streets such as Ponsonby.

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Manila, Philippines
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85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Much of Auckland and New Zealand is pretty and classy. So it comes as no surprise that K Road tends to disappoint some people, because it is...a little different. It has a unique hipster feel to it with art galleries, arcades, tattoo shops, vintage clothing stores and offbeat cafes. K Road is a bustling street that looks and feels real... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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336 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Check out this place. K'Rd – direction towards Ponsonby You can find there bunch of arcades and side shops with trendy clothing, restaurants and bars. Locals advised me to visit K”Rd in Auckland at nights.

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Thank T0urist7
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

'Neck of the Woods Bar' is my favourite bar in Auckland and it is on K RD. Sadly all the cool retail stores have relocated off the strip to other popular locations or have moved online. If you are looking for a coffee or a spot to eat - check out Alleluyah Cafe in the St Kevins arcade; then enjoy... More 

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Mangawhai, New Zealand
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Lots of interesting shops and great cafes. Find out for yourself and go for a stroll. It's hard to pronounce the name of this street so locals call it "K Road".

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