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Ima Cuisine

53 Fort Street | City Centre, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 5252
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Fort Street | City Centre, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Ima for a romantic dinner and to experience Lebanese food. Not disappointed, although we thought $13 x 2 for a plate of veggies was a little bit too much. We tried the lamb and it was delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank Jeff et Jim G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is always good but the automatic doors kept opening as everyone outside walked by.The heating was minimal so the place was on the cool side. The table n chairs need to be looked at as the wobble n flex making eating a...More

Thank kruuza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Ima for lunch to meet friends. The service was very good so was the food. Waitress agreed to move us to a different, more secluded, table when we arrived. The Lebanese Chicken was well cooked and quite a large portion. It was packed...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I enjoyed our brunch at Ima Cuisine so much that we returned for dinner later in our trip. They specialize in Middle Eastern food, but there are also alternatives for anyone in your party looking for something different. I especially enjoyed the...More

Thank bakery
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Israeli in name mostly, having borrowed from the entire middle east, but done justice all the same. The sides were super flavoursome and super healthy all veg dishes. The braised lamb was well marinated, beautifully succulent and reminded us of middle eastern and north indian....More

Thank rmen0n
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Came here for a work dinner this week, it was my second visit. The style of dining (you pay for salad/side per person and then add your meats etc for the table) worked much better with a larger group than it had with three of...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The food and service is always excellent, but I wonder, maybe its time to give the fabric seating along the back walls a clean. They are looking decidedly DIRTY!

Thank Stoney1005
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Three words: apple cinnamon buns. Cool middle eastern vibe. Friendly hosts. Huge choice of food. Reminded me of my time in Israel. Really glad I discovered this place and from now on it will be a regular haunt every time I'm in Auckland.

Thank SafariPete
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We really enjoyed the family atmosphere. The food was great and the service was also good. would definitely come back and recommend this place for dinner.

Thank Beeancalulu
Reviewed 3 June 2017

What Can I say about this place? The staff are great and the food is excellent and consistently good! We go here every week for out work breakfast and the food and coffee is to die for. Its hard in Auckland to get consistency from...More

Thank Steven K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Fort Street | City Centre, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 5252
  • E-mail
Middle Eastern inspired breakfast, lunch and a family-style sharing dinner. Cooking has always been the focus of my life, I've been a cook since my early teens. However when I left Israel to study in the UK, it really dawned on me just how important good food is - how great food can lift your spirit and make you happy, and bad food can bring you down. I came to NZ from Israel in late 1997 with two little girls and pregnant with the third. The food I love was very hard to find and I missed it terribly, and so I opened the Lunch Box. Ima is my second venture in Auckland. Ima (pronounced EE-Mah) means mother in Hebrew. My food is simple, honest, healthy and nurturing, like mum's food (providing she is a great cook). At Ima the atmosphere is warm and casual. At Ima the atmosphere is warm and casual, we hope our guests feel immediately comfortable and at home. We invite you to enjoy our food - made with love and the finest ingredients - we know it will make you happy! - Yael Shochat, Owner
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