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Black Salt

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Barbecue, European, New Zealand
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8-12 Todd Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-826 0060
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to give black salt another chance as I saw they had a new menu. We waited for a table for nearly TWO HOURS. We were constantly told they hadn't forgotten about us when we saw other parties being seated although they said there were no bookings. Decided to go somewhere else for dinner. Useless

Thank Jea M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Found Black Salt to be extremely clean with a fantastic choice of draught beers , and bottled beers . Food menu really good with something for everyone. Food cooked nice and fresh, and presentation was fantastic. Bar staff very helpful and professional. Ate here a couple of times during our 2 weeks visit from the UK and will definitely visit... More 

Thank rob a
Papamoa, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We sat down to a dirty table (just crusty old dishes, no coats or bags left) and the waitress shot over, raised voice - telling us that we'd sat in somebody's seat. Had she been seating people, rather than slouched over the bar chatting up a barman she might've noticed us sooner. She then demanded that we go and stand... More 

Thank BelindaBob
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602 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Came by for a birthday party and we were situated outside in the sun. Service was standard and the food was ok. Ordered the butcher platter to share and some items were better than others. The crackling was nice and crispy and the meatballs and pork belly was also quite nice. The beef however was quite chewy. The chocolate brulee... More 

Thank Acineto
Caterham, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

First time at Black Salt. Lovely meal. Had steak and prawn stonegrill. It was very tasty. Went on Friday night so it was busy, but service was good. Music was good too. Would recommend.

Thank Joyce J
Melbourne, Australia
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643 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had a gastronomic meal of Green Lip Mussels, Prawns and Steak on hot stone and we washed it all down with icy cold Tiger Beer. The mussels was something special and we had the Thai style with coconut cream and the cream with garlic and white wine sauce. Absolutely delicious. The kiwis really know their Mussels. Hats off to them.... More 

Thank Patrick L
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Have eaten at Black Salt a few times now. They have 2 for one Stonegrill meals available on a Monday night. Great value for money when you get one for free. Highly recommend the Rump challenge. Also the NZ lamb is delicious. Great friendly & fast service with a casual atmosphere.

Thank Lavinia J
New Zealand
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68 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Located in the heart of New Lynn, Black Salt is one of my 'go to' places. Great atmosphere, and sports on the TV's dotted around the place. You can go for a drink, have a meal, sit inside or outside and watch the world go by. Several vegetarian options which can be adapted to vegan. Staff are always really helpful,... More 

Thank LegallyBlondeVegan
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Had a nice dinner here with good food at a reasonable price Tee the waiter was really great, very friendly and managed to remember all of our orders without even writing it down! He's a great asset to the restaurant.

Thank TeddyMorris
Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Pretty average place to eat. The service too start with was pretty good but it went down hill quickly. Dirty wine glasses and a lovely but very under trained waitress who came back to our table 3 times to check our orders. Our meals took over 40mins to arrive which was pretty slow considering there was only a handful of... More 

Thank craftysole

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Bar, Pub, Barbecue, European, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-12 Todd Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-826 0060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?