Nanam Takapuna restaurant review: Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2018

by Metro / 21 June, 2018
A selection of Jessabel Granada and Andrew Soriano’s Filipino dishes. Photo/Charles Buenconsejo.

A selection of Jessabel Granada and Andrew Soriano’s Filipino dishes. Photo/Charles Buenconsejo.

Nanam restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Nanam in Takapuna offers a contemporary Filipino menu.

In its original home in Royal Oak, Nanam had a legion of loyal fans who loved Jessabel Granada and Andrew Soriano’s take on an intriguing, often-overlooked cuisine – that of their homeland, the Philippines. Late last year, the couple relaunched Nanam on the other side of the city, in a much larger, elaborately decorated space in Takapuna, and they have refined their menu, too. Filipino food is a true fusion of cultural influences – including flavours and techniques from China, Portugal, Spain and Taiwan – reflected at Nanam in dishes like black pudding with sorrel mayo, cabbage, broccoli and sour-apple salad, and the ever-popular taco pao, a steamed bao filled with pork belly. Genial, knowledgeable waitstaff are happy to guide you through the complex menu as well as the small, interesting wine list.

What it offers Shared-plate options / Fixed-price meals / Takes large groups / Private room
A favourite dish Ensaladang talong (smoked eggplant with cherry tomatoes, brown-rice crackers and mixed herbs)
Price $-$$ 
Hours Lunch and dinner Tue-Sat
Seats 70 (function room available for up to 40 guests)
Chef Jessabel Granada, Andrew Soriano

nanamrepublic.co.nz
178 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna
Ph 488-9976

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