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November 2023



Tucked in the far back corner of Ponsonby Central’s food hub, this Korean restaurant and bar is something just a little different. It’s a tad more upmarket compared to some of the other eateries in the hub, offering a scrumptious mix of gorgeous Korean style cuisine with a western twist. 

Their menu is created with sharing in mind, always a fun way to sample a whole range of different and delicious flavours – and, as you might have gathered about us Huskies, we are all about the philosophy of sharing especially when it comes to food. Maybe it just gives us a chance to order a sh#t tone of dishes guilt free, so we can eat more! 

The setting at Gaja felt quite dark and moody (which we imagine would be super cool at night), bestowing a more secluded and intimate feel for those that don’t vibe the main, hustle and bustle of Ponsonby Central. 

Gaja means ‘Let’s go!’ in Korean, and we totally recommend you do just that!

Shared dishes:

Oi Cucumber

Nom Nom Chicken

Crispy Eggplant

Potato Jeon Potato Pancake

K-Steak & Chips

Half Whole Fried Chicken

Total spend – 4 people – $131.00

Louise had everything. She said, “Enjoyed the friendly smile of the waitress though the kitchen was disjointed. Food delish – particularly noteworthy was the potato of the potato pancake, the steak and the eggplant.”

Mel had a bit of everything. She said, “Not my top pick for Ponsonby Central but they did have some nice flavours on offer. My favourites were the k-steak and chips then the bulgogi taco. The atmosphere was a little lacking the day we visited and service a little average.”

Sam had a bit of everything. He said, “I enjoyed everything but again theres to many good places around that offer a little more for the value.”

Sarah had a bit of everything. She said, “The flavours were good, and all of the meat dishes were super well cooked. The sauces do tend toward the sweet side if that is your jam. The service was just ok IMO. But I would come back for cocktails and some bites for sure.”




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