Amano Britomart restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

by Metro / 21 June, 2018
Amano's tortellini filled with crayfish, fennel soffritto and preserved lemon is a standout dish.

Amano's tortellini filled with crayfish, fennel soffritto and preserved lemon is a standout dish.

Amano restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Amano in Britomart is an Italian/New Zealand bistro with an adjoining bakery on Tyler Street.

We’re always dazzled on arrival at the rustic yet gleaming Amano, where moody lighting, chunky ceramics, exposed beams, mother of pearl – and plenty more besides – somehow come gloriously together in the cavernous space. Busy and buzzing, there are always plenty of staff on the floor, and this sense of abundance extends to often deceptively simple food, such as a generous autumnal bruschetta of shiitake, oyster and enoki mushrooms, and chargrilled lamb rump with courgette, olive and feta. Don’t be fooled by the casual atmosphere – it belies a fierce commitment to seasonality as well as sustainable and local produce, celebrated in a menu updated twice every day.

What it offers Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Bar / Craft beer selection 
A favourite dish Tortellini filled with crayfish, fennel soffritto and preserved lemon 
Awards Finalist for Best Wine List
Price $$ 
Seats 120
Chef Jo Pearson, group executive chef; Andrew Hanson, executive chef

amano.nz
66-68 Tyler St, Britomart
Ph 394-1416

See here for all of Metro's Top 50 Auckland restaurants for 2018

Amano restaurant.

Amano restaurant.

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