Grey Lynn’s Richmond Road is now home to Lokanta, a family-run Turkish restaurant serving up rustic, homemade delights. Lokanta is decked out with emerald green tiles, mismatched chairs and old black and white photos. It’s the kind of place where you feel like you’ve stepped out of New Zealand and into a restaurant in the other side of the world. Food wise, Lokanta offers a range of small plates from smoky eggplant dip and creamy taramasalata to fresh chargrilled seafood as well as mains of Aegean island goat and slow cooked beef shin. Make sure you order their flatbreads and try the Turkish beer.
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