April eats: Sautee, Sento, Ima

In which I quickly review the various places I’ve dined at this month.

Sautee – Newmarket, Auckland

All round awesome mains (I had the gozleme – soft flatbreads with a filling of haloumi and greens) and helpful beer recommendations from the waiter. Alas, dessert was a letdown. The baklava was heated to bland mushiness – the worst I’ve ever had – thankfully it came with Kapiti ice cream.

Sento – Blockhouse Bay, Auckland

I swear we saw a brand new Japanese place pop up at the shops on the corner of Boundary Rd and Donovan St. What a random spot for such a joint, we mused – let’s give it a go sometime. And yet when we stopped for dinner one night, it had transformed into a Malaysian/Thai takeaway. (Either that or we both shared a strange but delightful hallucination.) Anyway, Sento seems to do both pretty well. The downside: we found a stray hair in one of our dishes.

Ima – Central city, Auckland

This is the second time I’ve eaten at Ima and I’ve yet to be blown away. We got both meat and veggie platters to share among a group. I loved the the falafel, the roasted cauliflower and the various dips, but was underwhelmed by the  tomato/cucumber salad and the meats, not to mention the portion sizes. And we were all unpleasantly surprised by the overbearing service.

One thought on “April eats: Sautee, Sento, Ima

  • Reply Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank April 21, 2015 at 22:15

    Because children are enjoying the summer vacation, everyday it’s like an April fiesta. We cook together their favorite dishes. I wish there is Ima here in our area. I heard good reviews on their dishes.

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