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“Warm even on a cold night”
Review of Squid Row - CLOSED

Squid Row
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Party of 4 using GrabOne Voucher with no hassles. Great Friendly service. The "buckets" could be a little larger with less ice and more good stuff but certainly not a big downfall. Smoked fish pie huge and well cooked steak exactly as ordered. Fish of the day was rather small and overpriced for the amount but was tasty. Generally very happy and the friendly service is a big bonus. Must be good as this is our 4th visit.

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Thank Louis_De_Camp
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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

My dining partner and I both chose the John Dory pan fried on a bed of beautiful risotto, which had a wonderful parmesan-filled and gorgeous consistency to it. Terribly well cooked, and enjoyed with glasses of perfectly smoothly fruity Gewurtztraminer, with slightly herbaceous undertones. A wonderful atmosphere, in what is a light and 'breezy' atmosphere, with a beautiful bar setting. The salt and pepper squid here is legendary, and was much enjoyed on a previous dining occasion. Highly recommended.

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Thank Samuel C
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We just ate here tonight, we bought a $40 grabone voucher for $80 worth of food. The ambience is great. open kitchen and open plan dining with the kitchen at one end an dthe bar at the other end and tables through the centre of the room. Great surf canvas prints grace the walls and the staff are so friendly and attentive!!! Water at the tables, smiles, greetings, our waiter ade eye contact and was a pleasure to deal with, wish I could remember his name because he was awesome and deserves special mention!

The best part of this place was the fact that it is actually warm, yes they had the inside heaters on and it was such a rare pleasure to go out to dinner in winter in Auckland and be able to take your jacket off because the restaurant was well warmed! We had 2 glasses of Aussie Shiraz wine of the month as advised by our awesome waiter, we had the shrimp cocktail and the calamari to start, yummy!! Both were nice, but the calamari was so perfectly crumbd and flavoured and so tender, it was a real treat ad I am not even a big calamari fan. For our mains we both decided on the Louisiana Jambalaya which is rice with herbs, spices, prawns and chorizo, well i take my hat off to the chef, amazing!!!! No shortage of prawns or chorizo in the jambalaya and it was perfectly seasoned and the portions were just right.

I can't wait to go back here, using the voucher was not an issue, the bill came to $100 and we simply presented it and paid the shortfall, seating was prompt and overall the experience was pleasant. Thank you Squid row!!!

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Thank Monique-of-Auckland
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We purchased a grabone voucher $40 for $80 worth food and beverages and decided to have a dinner here. I love seafood and wanted to try everything so we decided to try squid row tapas tasting plate that had a little bit of everything with dipping sauces. I absolutely loved it!!! Even my partner who is not big fan of seafood at all liked it =) It was served extremely fast, despite that the seafood was nice and fresh! The restaurant was full and we grabbed the last table and that was on Sunday...shows they are doing very good) We ended up paying nothing beside our voucher...i would so pay a full price if i didn't have that voucher

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Thank Anya91
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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic night out with friends at Squid Row Auckland, service awesome, food fantastic. We shared 4 starters as a main with the best seafood chowder ever. Definitely great value for money and a excellent night out! 5 stars !

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Thank hb8801
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