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Woodpecker Hill

196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-309 5055
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (35 reviews)
“bok choy” (27 reviews)
“crispy eggplant” (15 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Woodpecker Hill didn't disappoint. I'd only been here for dinner previously, but enjoyed lunch more for some reason. The dishes are interesting, all with an Asian touch and very tasty. Nicely presented too. Our waiter deserves credit for organising it so we had the dishes...More

Thank 52phantom
Reviewed 6 days ago

I absolutely enjoyed it!! The decor and ambiance was amazing, the wait staff were so friendly and the food was absolutely amazing! The whole party had only good things to say. My husband hates fine dining but he actually said he wants to come back...More

Thank EdiJ20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the service was excellent at this restaurant. We ordered a few small plates including the duck, brisket, bok choy and couple others. All the dishes were very good and the service was excellent.

Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came out to dinner here last month for my second meal here this year. As with the first time, the meal was outstanding. The food is delicious, really some of the best we have ever had. The staff were great, the atmosphere is excellent,...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Try the dumplings! Shared the pork & Prawn and the Tiger prawn between 3 of us, fought over the last one, so yummy. Moved on to mains and shared the soft shell crab and duck. Also had the rice and bok choy. Everythingvwirked so well...More

Thank maggiespringer
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Dear Woodpecker Hill Team, I am an absolute fan of the entire Woodpecker experience, from the amazing customer service through to the consistently glorious food which is a taste sensation in every bite. Since my husband”s diagnosis of secondary liver cancer we have been coming...More

Thank Cosmopolitan813485
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Fantastic meal, great service. I don't live in Auckland and I am amazed when i talk to locals that haven't heard of WH. I make sure they understand that it is possibly the best Restaurant in Auckland.

Thank Reef F
Reviewed 4 September 2018

My friends and I have been to Woodpeckers on different occasions and been very pleased with the style and presentation of the food. The food served to us was awful. It lacked colour, fullness of plate, and consistency was nothing like the organised and full...More

Thank FamilyofSeven2015
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Always wanted to visit this place. Went with our friends last night and have to say it was very average. Not a single dish was what I would consider “impressive”. We ordered 4 entree sized dishes and 4 main sized dishes. It wasn’t a meal...More

1  Thank Danni B
Reviewed 30 August 2018

THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF AT WOODPECKER HILL for as always a fabulous dining experience, we love your food - every mouthful is delicious and full of amazing flavours…and the atmosphere and staff can't be faulted. We run an Air B & B locally...More

1  Thank Nick S
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26 August 2018|
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Response from PaulH1961 | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to address this question directly to the kitchen to get an accurate response. As Woodpecker Hill uses tomatoes and cheese you should be aware that there is a lot of naturally occuring MSG in their food (which is... More
26 August 2018|
Response from Keith G | Reviewed this property |
It’s a question you must ask the restaurant as it is Asian oriented and MSG is part of the cooking culture
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-309 5055
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