Located on the ground floor of the Sudima Hotel in Nelson Street, seventy-five percent of the dishes on offer at East are vegan and 70 percent are gluten free.
East’s menu is a concise edit of inventive dishes all designed to share: Peking jackfruit pancakes, tapioca chips and plum sauce; caramelised black pepper tofu, shallots, garlic and gai laan; East gado gado, long bean, chioggia beetroot, spinach, tempeh and soft egg; and Typhoon shelter fried rice with corn, asparagus and burnt garlic.
The modern-Asian eatery is also one of few restaurants in New Zealand to have an extensive, 100 percent organic and vegan wine list featuring New Zealand and Italian vintages.
The cocktail menu offers a bespoke range of pan-Asian drinks, including:
- Omo Sake — Jasmine-infused tengumai junmai sake, campari, sweet vermouth, tea pearl;
- Shochu Sesame Sour — Hombo shuzo shochu, lemon juice, honey syrup, sesame, grapefruit and hops bitters;
- A non-alcoholic Nang Pimm — Seedlip spice, lemonade, lemon juice, angostura bitters, strawberries, Thai basil, blackberry and balsamic bitters.