A small but perfectly formed addition to Auckland's eating and drinking scene

Britomart's newest bar, Fukuko, is a small but perfectly formed breath of fresh air in Auckland's eating and drinking scene.

With a focus on shochu-based cocktails, the drinks menu is unlike anything you'll find elsewhere. Think infusions, or 'tonics' flavoured with healthy-sounding things like Pineapple, Beetroot and Grapefruit, or cocktails like the Earl Grey Martini or a Japanese twist on the classic gimlet, and try not to be tempted!

They also have a solid range of sake, Japanese whisky, plum wines and the usual beer and wine suspects.

Don't think they're just about the drinks though; the snack menu more than holds its own with dishes like fish and chips (done Fukuko-style, wrapped with toasted seaweed with wasabi tartare) and panko crumbed croquette (with sweetcorn koreke, mayo, chives & tobiko). At lunchtime, east/west fusion hits its extreme limits with 'japa dogs' (think a tonkatsu hotdog, or a standard frank spruced up with daikon and bonito flakes).

If you haven't been to Fukuko yet, you should make plans to do so immediately.

Contact details

48 Tyler Street, Union Fish Company Building
+64 9 300 5275
Opening hours: 
Tue 11.00am-4.00am
Wed 11.00am-4.00am
Thu 11.00am-4.00am
Fri 11.00am-4.00am
Sat 6.00am-4.00am