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“Very good, just a bit too salty”
Review of al's deli

al's deli
Ranked #207 of 2,272 Restaurants in Auckland
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Canadian
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: We make beautifully hand crafted deli food. If you are craving freshly baked bagels, Smoked cured brisket on sourdough rye, home cured maple and cherry smoked bacon, home made lox, home made cheese curds and poutine, we are the best place in Auckland for it. We are also the only establishment in New Zealand to serve Canadian beers.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very good, just a bit too salty”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Incredibly friendly and helpful staff at Al's Deli. I had The Main (smoked brisket and mustard) on sourdough bread. This also came with half a kosher pickle. As well as this I had the poutine - fries with gravy and cheese curds. The hand cut fries (I believe?) were very good, and the cheese curds weren't what I was expecting, in a good way. Sadly, the only letdown of the meal was the gravy on the poutine. It was overly salty and you could quite clearly see that it was a packet gravy. I had hoped that a place that made it's own bagels etc would also make it's own gravy. But no.

Nevertheless, the service and the rest of the food was great. Got a maple bacon cronut to go. I'd still recommend going there. Would have given 4.5 stars if I could.
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“Fabulous ”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Awesome service....great n delicious food.....best bagels, that u have never eaten before. And the manager named Rachel is just awesome. One of the star of this restaurant

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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Good food”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We ate here Saturday, and loved it! The place was packed and we had to wait a while for the food but it was worth it. Friendly (if rushed!) staff and good food. Recommend the BLT 'mount' and 'the saint'

  • Visited July 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Popped in for lunch with a visitor from England after reading good things about Al's. It was a sunny Saturday about lunchtime and the place was busy. First impressions were great. Warm and chatty welcome from the staff, food in the cabinets looked fresh and delicious (especially the sweet things) and a table in the corner where we spent some time trying to decide what to order from the menu. Difficult because everything sounded good. In the end we ordered a hot dog and burger from the specials menu, a sandwich, poutine and a vanilla milk shake. It was all delicious but the stand out was poutine (hand cut fries with home made cheese curds and thick tasty gravy). You must try it.
We didn't have room to try any of the pies, tarts or cakes all made on the premises but we'll be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Not the best experience”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

I went here for dinner with a friend, enticed by the North American treats. We had dinner, which possibly isn't the main time of day that this place thrives. It was pretty much deserted, the atmosphere was bleak and the staff relatively unhelpful. The meals were average, but we got what we paid for - it was cheap, quick and easy.

  • Visited May 2014
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