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Vegan eatery est. 2017 as a food trailer then at this location in 2018, and under current ownership since 2020. Serves breakfast items, cabinet foods for lunch and dinner menus. Selection include pies, rolls, wraps, burgers, fries, nachos, pizzas, salads, milkshakes, kombucha, smoothies, raw cakes, and sweet treats. Hosts events like open mic nights on Wed, mingles, and quizzes on Thurs. IG @gorillakitchen.nz. Open Tue-Sun 11:00am-9:30pm. Last order 9pm.

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91 Reviews

First Review by Vegangelist


Points +168

22 Sep 2023

I had the Ocean Warrior 😍

I got the very delicious Ocean Warrior (I also was very hungry) but nevertheless it was very good 💚

See the pictures...

Pros: The VEGAN Fish, The mushrooms

Cons: The green salad was a bit to hard, but good



Points +15

26 Aug 2023

Pizza not cooked,dirty place

The pizza was not cookek,dirty windows ,a vacuum cleaner behind the bar fries frozen as you can see passin next to the kitchen.

Pros: They offered me the affogato for free

Cons: Pizza undercooked ,not digest, Dirty windows, Dirty vacuum cleaner behind the bar


Points +1371

18 Jul 2023

Delicious food

Enjoyed the gorilla fila brekky here, definitely on the the pricey side though.


Points +1515

15 Jul 2023

Tasty but Pricey

Been coming here since they opened. Food is great, but often quite expensive.

Cons: Expensive


Points +42

28 Jun 2023

Always top notch vegan tucker

The food and atmosphere is great.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-28

Pros: Loaded fries and burger.


Points +138

20 May 2023

Was Disappointed

Usually don't downvote an all Vegan place but the pizza was dry and very flavorless and the chickun drumsticks made of jack fruit I believe were off tasting, tried two flavors.

Pros: Not much.

Cons: No flavor in pizza., Off tasting chickun strips., Dirty glasses.


Points +76

17 May 2023

Must try in Auckland

Everything I've tried here is amazing. The chicken drumsticks are so realistic it's almost freaky. "Skin", meat that pulls apart, all on a popsicle stick, with some delicious sauce choices. It's hard to want to eat anywhere else while I'm here in Auckland.

Drinks are also fantastic. Had a banana daiquiri that hit the spot.

By far the best vegan food I've tried during my stay here and it's not even close.

Pros: Extremely convincing mock meats, Really high quality food, Awesome people


Points +966

24 Apr 2023

Oooooohhhh baby

Give me some brekky on a plate and don’t delay! You’ve got shrooms, you’ve got a hashie boy, you’ve got a sausie, you’ve got a vegan omelet, you’ve got kale and tomato and toast and a full happy belly


Points +972

23 Apr 2023


My girlfriend munched up this keto bowl like a gorilla on a Monday morning flight to Taupo - if you understand me. Translation: tasty avocado 🥑


Points +72

18 Mar 2023


this place is just overall such a vibe, everything about it makes me happy.


Points +123

14 Mar 2023


Had the Big Breakfast and it was absolutely faultless. Everything was fresh and hot and perfectly seasoned. Staff was lovely, highly recommend!


Points +58

02 Mar 2023

Amazing fluffy pancakes and big vegan breakfast

Delicious and filling vegan brunch. Spacious and comfortable with attentive service. Lots of options. Can't wait ro try it again.


Points +33

26 Feb 2023

Eden Terrace/CBD Go-To

I go there about once every 2 months and it’s always good, the food is of a high quality and a good portion, I always order more than I can eat. The staff are friendly and it’s nice being able to eat some things I don’t usually get to eat any more such as milkshakes or loaded fries. Tu meke

Pros: All vegan, Staff and kitchen quick with service, Big menu


Points +1098

17 Feb 2023

Something for everyone

Delicious food, good vibes, great service, 100% vegan menu.. what's not to love?


Points +135

20 Jan 2023

It's changed :-(

All vegan, menu the same as always. Was Friday mid-January when I visited, early evening after travel.
Website said kitchen closes at 8:45, was closed at 8:15, cabinet sweet things only.
Web site say closes at 9:30, were sweeping up at 8:15, closed at 8:55
Staff seen less onto it, whole place seems less buzzy

Pros: All vegan, Outdoor seating

Cons: Kitchen closes earlier than advertised , Cafe closes earlier than advertised, Service very slow, cool feeling lost


Points +316

18 Jan 2023

Sehr lecker

Es gibt eine gute Auswahl an Gerichten und ist auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert.

Pros: Lecker , Nicht so teuer


Points +341

15 Jan 2023

Hearty vegan grub

The chicken wings are great and the Caesar salad is to die for. Pizzas are pretty good too!


Points +6000

06 Dec 2022

Yeah. Really good

Good food, good coffee. All the reviews are right. This place is great

Pros: Amazing


Points +44

05 Dec 2022

Jackfruit burger 🤩🤩🤩

What a delicious and juicy burger! The jackfruit was seasoned perfectly, with just enough spice to give it that extra kick.


Points +380

04 Dec 2022

Returned for more!

I wouldn’t usually go out for burgers as prefer healthier options. However, with the varied salad and dressing this was quite the opposite. Getting all of this veg for the price ($26) in NZ was good value. Loved the addition of dill in the tartare sauce with the banana blossom battered fish burger on the first night. The tempeh tantrum burger on the second visit really needed more of a teriyaki and wasabi kick as it didn’t come through! The service was laid back and liked the addition of window seats to watch people go by.

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-04

Pros: Great salad, Protein options, Calm environment

Cons: Kombucha unavailable, Would benefit from bolder flavour


Points +87

27 Nov 2022

Most amazing waffles ever

Great food all round but hands down the waffles are the bomb

Pros: %100 vegan, Lots of options


Points +16

26 Nov 2022

Best vegan food in Auckland

Easily the best vegan food we had over several days in Auckland.

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-26

Pros: Multiple vegan proteins

Cons: Parking can be tricky


Points +1726

16 Oct 2022

A staple vegan cafe for Auckland

I like the Gorilla Kitchen and love that it is vegan 100%.
I got the Seize Her salad with chicken which was very good tho very green leafy. The ranch dressing probably makes it not such a healthy choice but it tasted great. As it is mostly leaves, I would have been hungry after eating it had it not been for first sharing an entrée of chicken drumsticks (fab) and the cauli wings. If not for those the salad alone would not have filled me up.
Mostly the food is fried with lots of burgers, pizzas etc. Not health food, more like comfort food. Nothing wrong with that.
I have to say that sadly the milkshake was terrible – just like drinking flavoured soy milk. I definitely will not order that again as this is not the first time and $10 is a lot to pay for flavoured milk.
The cupcakes were also dry and not very good. Perhaps they had been in the cabinet too long?
I will go back and know now to avoid the milkshake and cupcakes but the entrees and mains are pretty sound.

Pros: chicken drumsticks were terrific, nice staff, all vegan

Cons: milkshake, cupcakes


Points +318

04 Oct 2022

Incredible vegan restaurant

Everything is amazing. Delicious food, good portions, good prices, and great selection of sweet and savoury foods! Can't recommend enough. My favourite place in Auckland.

Pros: Great selection, Delicious food , Favourite place in Auckland


Points +28

03 Oct 2022

Amazing vegan restaurant!!

Probably one of the best vegan restaurants I have been too everything is vegan so you don’t have to worry, the staff are so friendly! And the food is absolutely DELICIOUS! big portions! Definitely recommend the Gorilla fried cauli wings, seize her salad with grilled chickun, push N chips and the pizzas! And the cocktails are delicious as well!

Pros: Fully vegan , Lots to choose from , Lovely staff


Points +163

21 Sep 2022

Delicious kai

Food was great. BBQ “Chicken and bacon” options were fun, don’t see that kinda thing often at vegan places.

The atmosphere was a little more formal than I expected. Music could be more casual.


Points +1492

13 Sep 2022

Great food and vibe, but expensive

Nice spacious place with a cosy interior and a good vibe. Service is quick. The breakfast (I had the bruschetta) was delicious and beautifully styled, though the portion a bit smaller than I expected. Milkshake however was quite ordinary and not worth the price paid. Beware, prices on their Facebook page are not updated.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-13

Pros: Great menu, Cosy interior, Serves alcohol

Cons: Pricey

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