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Overview

Azabu has long been a mainstay in the Ponsonby dining scene. Chef Yukio Ozeki has been serving his sublime Japanese cuisine made with the finest local ingredients for years. Quietly winning awards and creating devotees.
Yukio’s menu combines Nikkei-influenced dishes and modern Japanese with an emphasis on the fun and the interesting.

Opening Hours

Level 2 Hours:
Tuesday to Wednesday – 5pm - 10pm
Thursday & Friday – 12pm - 10pm
Saturday – 4pm - 10pm

Location

26 Ponsonby Road,
Grey Lynn,
Auckland
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Kids
  • House Drinks
  • Drinks
  • Bento Box
  • Choice of main
  • Free Range Teriyaki Chicken 35
  • Nikkei Steak w/ garlic chips, fried kale & wasabi ponzu 35
  • Pan Fried Market Fish 35
  • Fried Teriyaki Tofu 35
  • All come with
  • Miso Soup
  • Beef Tataki Salad w/ wafu dressing
  • Market Fish Ceviche w/ jalapeno & ponzu
  • Seasonal Vegetables w/ ginger teriyaki sauce & steamed rice
  • Assorted Tempura
  • Chef's Premium Sushi Selection
  • Small Plates
  • Edamame
  • smoked lime salt 8
  • Hakusai Cabbage
  • sesame mustard dressing & parmesan cheese 14
  • Grilled Octopus
  • yuzu pepper soy, aji amarillo mash & shichimi pepper 22
  • Free Range Chicken Karaage
  • buttermilk, pickled daikon, kale crisp, aji amarillo mayo 22
  • Tostada
  • Seared Beef
  • truffle sesame dressing, shiitake mushroom & pickled daikon 20
  • Tuna Sashimi
  • corn, wasabi tartar, diced cucumber, chopped jalapeño & red onion 20
  • Raw Bar & Sushi
  • Kingfish Ceviche
  • w/ pickled daikon, jalapeño & coriander 26
  • Traditional Assorted Sashimi (10pcs/16pcs)
  • Chef’s selection of today’s best market fish 36/56
  • Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll (8pcs)
  • aji verde & coriander 24
  • Volcano Sushi Roll (8pcs)
  • tiger prawn tempura, pickled daikon & huancaina mayo 25
  • Dumplings & Buns
  • Soft Shell Crab Steamed Bun
  • baby cos & wasabi tartar 14
  • Confit Pork Belly Black Sesame Steamed Bun
  • pickled shallots, cucumber & spicy miso 13
  • Black Tiger Prawn Dumplings (4pcs)
  • aji verde, purple kumara crisps & almond powder 18
  • Tempura
  • Eggplant
  • hatcho miso & spring onion 22
  • Tiger Prawn (4pcs)
  • aji amarillo mayo & jalapeño ponzu 28
  • Main Plates
  • Crispy Pork Belly
  • spicy miso glaze, salsa & celeriac purée 40
  • Lamb Chuleta (4pcs)
  • Spiced lamb cutlets w/ smoky aubergine & coriander purée 42
  • Nikkei Steak
  • garlic chips, fried kale & wasabi butter ponzu 39
  • Sides
  • Cucumber Salad
  • almonds, fried shallot, lime pickle, dark vinegar and coconut 10
  • Japanese Short Grain Rice
  • Small/Large 4/8
  • Miso Soup
  • silken tofu, wakame seaweed & spring onion 6
  • Desserts
  • Chocolate cake w/ ichigo sake strawberries & citrus mascarpone 16
  • Set Menu
  • During Level 2 we will be offering set menus for dinner
  • $79 Omakase Menu
  • To Start
  • Edamame w/smoked lime salt
  • Beef Tostada w/ truffle sesame ressing, shiitake mushroom & pickled daikon
  • Kingfish Ceviche w/ pickled daikon, jalapeno & coriander
  • In Between
  • Prawn Dumplings w/ aji verde, pruple kumara crisps & almond powder
  • Free Range Chicken Karaage w/ buttermilk, pickled daikon, oreganno crisp & aji amarillo mayo
  • To Follow
  • Nikkei Steak w/ garlic chips, fried kale, chimichurri & wasabi ponzu
  • Market Fish w/ seasonal vegetables
  • w/ seasonal sides & Japanese steamed rice
  • To Finish
  • Azabu Chocolate Cake w/ ichigo sake, strawberries, citrus marscapone
  • $110 Omakase Menu
  • To Start
  • Edamamae w/ smoked lime salt
  • Seared Beef Tostada w/ truffle sesame dressing, shiitake mushroom & pickled daikon
  • Traditional Assorted Sashimi - Chef's selection of today's best market fish
  • In Between
  • Prawn Dumplings w/ aji verde, purple kumara crisps & almond powder
  • Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll w/ aju verde & coriander
  • Free Range Chicken Karaage w/ buttermilk, pickled daikon, oregano crisp & aji amarillo mayo
  • To Follow
  • Market Fish w/ seasonal vegetables
  • Lamb Chuleta - Spiced lamb cutlets w/ smoky aubergine & coriander puree
  • Crispy Pork Belly w/ spicy miso glaze, salsa & cauliflower puree
  • w/ cucumber salad & Japanese steamed rice
  • To Finish
  • Azabu Chocolate Cake w/ ichigo sake, strawberries, citrus marscapone
  • Sushi (6pcs)
  • Salmon Avocado 11.5
  • Teriyaki Chicken 11.5
  • Avocado Roll 11.5
  • Kids Bento Box
  • Choice of main
  • Karaage chicken 16.5
  • Teriyaki salmon 16.5
  • Steak 16.5
  • All come with
  • Salmon avocado sushi
  • Chicken dumpling
  • Fried rice
  • Edamame
  • Bigger Kids
  • Chicken Karaage
  • w/ japanese mayo 18
  • Fried Rice
  • w/ egg 18
  • Fish Tempura
  • w/ chips 18
  • All items served with 1 scoop of complimentary vanilla ice cream w/chocolate sauce OR Yuzu ice cream
  • Drinks
  • Fizzy 4.5
  • Calpico 5
  • Ramune 5
  • Juice 5
  • Beer
  • Asahi Super Dry (Tap) 10/13.5
  • Asahi Black (Tap) 10/13.5
  • Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • The Grayling, Marlborough 12/60
  • Chardonnay
  • Los Pasos, Argentina 13/65
  • Pinot Gris
  • Square Mile, East Coast 12/60
  • Riesling
  • Rippon ‘Jeunesse’, Central Otago 15/73
  • Rosé
  • Church Road, Hawke’s Bay 13/65
  • Pinot Noir
  • Luna Estate, Martinborough 14/70
  • Sake
  • Azabu Sake Flask 375ml 48
  • Soft Drinks
  • Fizzy 5
  • Calpico 6
  • Ramune 6
  • Sake — Daiginjō Served Cold
  • For the special occasion, or when you want to indulge in a sake that has been made with the utmost care & precision. Generally more elegant & fragrant than any other grade of sake, with a minimum of 50% of the outer rice milled away, resulting in a stunningly refined sake. (sml/lg/btl)
  • Kozaemon Junmai Daiginjō
  • Gifu Prefecture. 40% ABV16% 58/114
  • Shōchikubai Shirakabegura “Muroka Genshu” Daiginjō
  • Hyōgo Prefecture. 50% ABV17.5% (640ml) 58/114/149
  • Amabuki Kimoto Junmai Daiginō
  • Saga Prefecture. 40% ABV16% 46/91
  • Ippin Junmai Daiginjō
  • Fukui Prefecture. 50% ABV16% 44/86
  • Sake — Ginjō Served Cold
  • The crowd pleaser, with expressive aromas of fruit & floral notes, as well as a soft finish. Generally smooth, easy drinking, yet balanced & complex. A minimum of 40% of the outer rice is required to be milled away to be classified as a Ginjõ. (sml/lg/flask)
  • Masumi Junmai Ginjō
  • Nagano Prefecture. 55% ABV15% 38/75
  • Denemon Junmai Ginjō
  • Niigata Prefecture. 60% ABV16% 42/85
  • Ippongi Yuki Junmai Ginjō
  • Fukui Prefecture. 55% ABV17% 48/95
  • Sanshimai Junmai Ginjō
  • Gifu Prefecture. 55% ABV15-16% 37/73/49
  • Yuho Junmai Ginjō
  • Ishikawa Prefecture. 55% ABV16% 41/82
  • Jōzen Mizuno Gotoshi Junmai Ginjō
  • Niigata Prefecture. 60% ABV14% 35/69
  • Amabuki “Ichigo” Junmai Ginjō
  • Saga Prefecture. 55% ABV16% 44/88
  • Sake — Junmai / Honjōzō / Nigori Served Cold
  • Complex & diverse. Junmai & Hõnjozõ generally have subdued aromas & a richer body, highlighting the flavours of the rice & koji used in the brewing process. With nigori generally subtly sweet & having a more velvety texture from the coarse filtered process, resulting in a mild sake that compliments spicy food like none other. Glass/Sml/Lg/Btl
  • Senchu Hassaku Tokubetsu Junmai
  • Kōchi Prefecture. 60% ABV15-16% 36/74
  • Hakkaisan Honjōzō
  • Niigata Prefecture. 55% ABV15.5% 38/74
  • KUBOTA Hyakuju HonjŌzŌ
  • Niigata Prefecture. 60% ABV15% 33/65
  • Yoshinosugi taruZake
  • Nara Prefecture. 68% ABV14.5% 21/37/73
  • Yuho Junmai
  • Ishikawa Prefecture. 60% ABV16% 39/78
  • Zenkuro “White Cloud” Nigori
  • Queenstown. 60% ABV14% 45/89
  • Sake — Sparkling & Jelly
  • Mio 300ml 28
  • Ume Jelly 180ml 13
  • Berry Jelly 180ml 13
  • Sake — Served Hot
  • KUBOTA Hyakuju HonjŌzŌ
  • Niigata Prefecture. 60% ABV15% 22/44
  • Hakkaisan HonjŌzŌ
  • Niigata Prefecture. 55% ABV15.5% 26/52
  • Sanshimai Junmai GinjŌ
  • Gifu Prefecture. 55% ABV15-16% 28/56
  • Champagne & Sparkling Wine
  • NV Le Contesse PROSECCO, Vazzola, Italy 15/75
  • NV Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut , Marlborough 17/86
  • NV Cloudy Bay Pelorus rosÉ, Marlborough 18/91
  • NV Veuve Clicquot BRUT, Reims, France 25/160
  • NV Veuve Clicquot BRUT rosÉ , Reims, France 175
  • NV BILLECart SAlmon rosÉ, Aÿ, France 210
  • NV RUINART BLANC DE BLANC, Épernay, France 220
  • Dom pÉrignon brut, Épernay, France 2009 460
  • nv Krug grande cuvÉe, Édition 166, Reims, France 520
  • White
  • SAUVIGNON BLANC
  • The Grayling, Marlborough 2019 11/55
  • Clos Marguerite, Marlborough 2019 14/68
  • Nautilus, Marlborough 2019 15/72
  • Dog Point, Marlborough 2018 78
  • Cloudy bay, Marlborough 2019 18/90
  • CHARDONNAY
  • Los Pasos, Chardonnay/Semillon, Mendoza, Argentina 2018 12/60
  • Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley, California, USA 2015 15/73
  • Kumeu River Estate, Kumeu, Auckland 2018 16/78
  • Neudorf “Rosie's Block”, Nelson 2018 86
  • Peregrine, Queenstown, Central Otago 2018 18/88
  • Domaine Denis Race Chablis, Burgundy, France 2018 20/90
  • Cloudy Bay, Marlborough 2016 115
  • Sacred Hill “Riflemans”, Hawke’s Bay 2016 165
  • RIESLING
  • Wairau River, Marlborough 2016 13/65
  • Kungfu Girl, Washington State, USA 2018 15/75
  • Weingut Georg Heim, Spätlese, Mosel, Germany 2001 110
  • PINOT GRIS
  • Square Mile, East Coast 2018 11/55
  • Mahi, Marlborough 2019 65
  • Soho Jagger, Marlborough 2019 15/75
  • Poderi Crisci, Waiheke 2019 16/80
  • Knobloch, Grauer burgunder (Pinot Gris), Rheinhessen, Germany 2016 74
  • Amisfield, Queenstown, Central Otago 2019 78
  • Prophet's Rock, Wanaka, Central Otago 2018 17/85
  • OTHER WHITES
  • Decibel, Viognier, Hawke’s Bay 2018 13/65
  • Maior de Mendoza, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain 2018 62
  • Cantina Lavis Pinot Grigio, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy 2017 14/70
  • Coco di Mama, Grillo, Sicily, Italy 2016 68
  • Domaine Schlumberger, Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France 2016 15/75
  • Cantina del Castello, Soave Classico, Soave, Italy 2016 72
  • Mount Edward, Gruner Veltliner, Central Otago 2016 76
  • Kloof Street, Chenin Blanc, South Africa 2019 15/75
  • Alma Negra, Viognier/Chard/GWZ, Mendoza, Argentina 2018 17/80
  • Rosé
  • Soho ‘Westwood’, Waiheke Island 2019 13/65
  • Rameu d’or, Provence, France 2019 15/75
  • Wooing Tree “Blondie”, Blanc de Noir, Central Otago 2019 75
  • Poderi Crisci, Waiheke Island 2019 17/85
  • Red
  • PINOT NOIR
  • Waipara Village Winery, Waipara Valley 2015 12/60
  • “Saddleback” by Peregrine, Central Otago 2017 17/83
  • Mt Beautiful, North Canterbury 2018 17/85
  • Hawkdun Rise, Alexandra, Central Otago 2012 20/100
  • Burn Cottage “Moonlight Race”, Cromwell, Central Otago 2016 105
  • Prophet’s Rock “Home Vineyard”, Wanaka, Central Otago 2017 110
  • Maude “East Meets West”, Wanaka, Central Otago 2017 130
  • Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2015 135
  • OTHER REDS
  • Poggio Anima, Primitivo, Puglia, Italy 2018 13/65
  • Alta Cima, Carmé Né Re, Lontue Valley, Chile 2016 68
  • Los Padrillos, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2017 14/68
  • Domaine Fond Croze “Cuvée Confidence”, Côtes-du-Rhône, France 2016 15/75
  • Collaboration wines “impression red”, Merlot/Cab Sav/Cab Franc, Hawke’s Bay 2015 82
  • Two Hands “Gnarly Dudes”, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia 2018 18/85
  • William Murdoch, Merlot/Malbec, Hawke’s Bay 2011 95
  • Dessert
  • Château Villefranche Sauternes, SB/Semillion, Bordeaux, France (375 ml) 2015 13/65
  • Brancott Estate Series B Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough (375 ml) 2014 75
  • Azabu's Favourites
  • WHITES
  • Gentil “Hugel”, GWZ/PG/PB/RS/Sylvaner/Muscat, Alsace, France 2016 72
  • Collaboration Wines “The Impression”, Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay 2016 76
  • Clos Henri, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2016 86
  • Emmerich Knoll Federspiel, Riesling, Wachau, Austria 2014 125
  • Domaine Schlumberger, Grand Cru, Pinot Gris, Alsace, France 2010 145
  • Old Vines Skerpioen, Chenin Bianc/Palomino, 150 Swartland, South Africa 2014 150
  • WHITE BURGUNDY
  • Jean Baptiste Ponsot Rully 1er Cru, Burgundy, France 2017 146
  • Château de Chamirey, Mercurey Blanc, Burgundy, France 2017 152
  • Denis Race “Montmain” Chablis 1er Cru, Burgundy, France 2016 155
  • Domaine des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France 2016 240
  • Reds
  • Rufino, Chianti Classico, Riserva Ducale “oro”, Chianti, Italy 2012 110
  • Château Pey La Tour Reserve, Merlot Dominant, Bordeaux, France 2015 110
  • Novum Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2016 120
  • The Prisoner, Zinfandel / Cab Say Dominant, Napa Valley, USA 2015 130
  • Château de Chamirey, Mercurey, Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France 2014 541
  • Felton Road “Cornish Point”, Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, Central Otago 2015 170
  • Valli Row 36 (Mahnum), Pinot Noir, Gibbston Valley, Central Otago 2017 330
  • Dessert
  • Inniskillin Sarkling Icewine, Vidal, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Canada (375 ml) 2014 145
  • Umeshu & Other Sweets
  • Classic Umeshu, Great Balance of Sweetness & Tartness 13
  • Kokuto Umeshu, Rich, Sweet & Slightly Smoky 14
  • Shiso Umeshu, Elegant Candy Notes with subtle bitterness from the shiso herb 13
  • Other Sweets
  • Yuzushu, Refreshing Yuzu aroma & flavours with richness from the Junmai sake 12
  • Kabosushu, Fruity & sweet, yet refreshingly tart 12
  • SHOCHU
  • Iichiko, Barley 12
  • Kurokirishima, Sweet Potato 12
  • Tantakatan, Shiso Perilla 12
  • Beer
  • Tap
  • Asahi Super Dry, Lager, 400ml, Japan 14
  • Asahi Black, Lager, 400ml, Japan 14
  • Bottle
  • Asahi Zero, Alcohol Free, Lager, Japan 11
  • Moa Dry Hopped Pilsner, New Zealand 12
  • Moa Station IPA, New Zealand 12
  • Moa Dry Hazy IPA, New Zealand (440ml) 15
  • Somersby, Apple Cider, Denmark 10
  • Morningcider Strawberry Rose, Auckland 11
  • Boundary Road, Light Lager 2.5%, New Zealand 9
  • Softs
  • Coke, Diet Coke, Lemonade, Soda, Tonic, Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer 5
  • Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Apple, Tomato 5
  • Calpico, Ramune 6
  • Antipodes 1L 12
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Sencha, Genmai 4.5
  • Peppermint, Chamomile, Jasmine, Lemon & Ginger Sencha 4.5
  • English Breakfast, Earl Grey 4.5
  • Espresso, Short Macchiato 3.5
  • Long Macchiato, Long Black, Flat White, Cappuccino 4
  • Latte, Mochaccino, Hot Chocolate 4.5
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