Everybody's

4 star rating 11 reviews

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09 9292702

Imperial Building, 7 Fort Lane, Auckland CBD, Auckland

Cuisine:
  European
Hours:
12 Noon to 9 PM (Mon-Sat), Sun Closed

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Reviews for Everybody's

4 star rating
by Cynthia Vanisha Paul
6 days ago

I was very skeptical as I walked along this dark entrance. Didn't know what I was getting to till I walked up a flight of stairs to this hidden jewel!
The lighting and ambiance is jaw-dropping!
I recommend the bbq ribs and their finest selection of wines.
For a good fine dining experience or just a drink or 2 to catch up with mates, Everybody's caters to food and drink enthusiasts with the highest quality one could ask for!

4 star rating
by Georgie Bayly
8 days ago

My friend and I dined at Everybody's one Friday night earlier this year. We have only ever ordered drinks here, but because I had won a dinner voucher, we thought it would be a good opportunity to try as many dishes as possible on their menu!

Upon walking in, the first thing we noticed (and loved) was the decor. Think hanging plants, pretty chandeliers and various seating areas (with very comfortable chairs) to cater to all. There is also an open-air courtyard outside, which would be great for dining/having a drink in the summertime!

We first started with cocktails. I cannot recall what they were but mine came served with a pretty red flower on top (see picture). They were delicious!

We then shared many of the dishes. The menu was all small plates, either raw or cooked. Our favourites were the Venison Carpaccio and the Tuna Sashimi, which I am certain came topped with cubes of watermelon!

For dessert, we shared the Soy-Milk Custard with plum-wine jelly and Yuzu sorbet. We had never heard of 'Yuzu' but were told it is a citrus fruit originating from East Asia - something crossed between a lemon, mandarin and grapefruit. The Yuzu sorbet was divine and overall, it was definitely the highlight of the night! Lastly, we had coffees. My mochacino was strong and extra hot, just how I like it!

Our waiter for the night was knowledgeable and friendly. I cannot say much about the general service because the whole time we were there, we were the only ones dining - everyone else was having drinks only. I thought this was very unusual, considering it was a Friday night! 

Overall, the food was nice, but I would probably not go back to pay their prices for the dishes. We ate a lot of food because of the voucher, but otherwise it would have been very expensive!

3 star rating
by Rach Croft
2 months ago

Loved the decor and the service was really good. Friendly wait staff. I had the Tokyo Chicken as an entree, which looked amazing but was very very salty. Even my dad, who puts salt on everything usually, commented on this.

For a main I had the Wagyu skirt steak, which to my surprise was almost completely raw. The menu said nothing about the steak being seared or anything like that. It was also chewy. So be warned if you are not a fan of raw steak like me, don't order this main! I wish the menu had been more descriptive about this as some people like raw steak but many people don't.

The duck fat chips and the Agria roasted potatoes were delicious, and the Pork Cheek main that a couple of people on my table had was amazing. The roasted monkfish was also very tasty.

5 star rating
by Keshni Rasanayagam
8 months ago

Everybody's Izakaya was a fantastic dining experience! Would highly recommend it to anyone who loves Japanese food and is looking for a place a little less loud and crowded than other Japanese restaurants along the lines of Sake Bar in Epsom!
The decor was amazing, the service was faultless, and the menu was interesting! And of course, the food lived up to and exceeded all expectations!
It's a great way for people to try out new things together without running the risk of wastage; a great concept!
Will definitely return with numerous family and friends in tow!

4 star rating
by Mary Young
8 months ago

The food and drinks were great, especially the sake cocktail with blueberries. However I had a concern about the water provided.

When we sat down the waiter said "Can I offer you some water" which we accepted. It was sparkling, which was a nice touch. It wasn't until we went up to pay at the end of the meal that we found out we had been charged $11 for four glasses of water. When he offered us water we automatically assumed that it was complimentary.

It was very disappointing to find out that it wasn't and we left feeling slightly deceived. However, the sake really was the best I've had so I would like to go back.

3 star rating
by Ben Mcdowall
9 months ago

Went their for dinner with partner and aunty. Food was tasty but portion sizes were very small and left still feeling hungry. It was quite expensive too. Decor is amazing but I think the price and quantity of food let it down. Its not Izakaya at all to be honest, dishes have a slight japanese twist.

Izakay: An izakaya is a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. They are casual places for after-work drinking. - Not really this place at all..

3 star rating
by Cathy Lam
9 months ago

We went to Everybody's as a small group on Saturday night.
Was excited to be there as I had been meaning to try it out for awhile now and love Japanese food.
Loved the decor and style of the building, however, food was definitely below expectations and service was okay.
I have read all the other reviews and food seemed to be good so we might have lucked out on a bad chief for the night.
We had numerous dishes to share. A few were good but the rest were definitely disappointing. Tuna sashimi was really fresh and chicken wings were nice. But the oysters that came were overpowered by seaweed and didn't have the Yuzu or soy sauce dressing as promised.
Beef ribs looked amazing but was dry.
Sashimi with noodles was bland and over dosed in seaweed. The hotpot was pretty forgettable. Seafood was cooked well but lacked depth of flavour that you would expect from a place of this calibre.

A good place to grab a drink but definitely will be having dinner elsewhere next time

3 star rating
by Rachael Mooney
11 months ago

We went as a group of people on Saturday night after reading some good reviews. The food was amazing. We ordered lots of small dishes for us all to share which is such a fun way to eat in a group. Beautiful flavours, fresh ingredients, lots of variety, including some good vegetarian options.

The restaurant setting upstairs is also nice with good lighting, comfy seating and decent sized tables. It is quite loud but perfect for a group dinner.

However in our experience the service did in no way match the food. I don't think we got a smile out of either of the waitresses the entire evening. They gave the distinct impression they were doing us a favour by being there at all.

And there were errors - we never received the ordered miso, the drinks took forever to arrive, we had a number of drink mis-orders including cider rather than sake, cheap gin rather than the brand ordered (I forgot to check what we got charged for!) and we were told they "weren't doing" cocktails - on a Saturday night!

And then the final disappointment was we were moved out of the restaurant to make way for "VIP" guests. Apparently the $1000 we spent there that evening didn't make us worthy of staying in our seats till we had finished. When we booked we were not told there was any event that would mean we had to move. Certainly marred the evening for us.

So in summary a place to be seen and food that was amazing. But a little bit too much attitude from the staff for it to be taken seriously.

5 star rating
by Rock
Aug 21, 2013

Went for lunch and had the salmon bento box. Fantastic taste, great service, cool and modern atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

A little tricky to find, walk through the ground level hot dog restaurant, all the way at the back and take the spiral staircase up. I think there's also a lift.

5 star rating
by Kay
Jul 12, 2013

My partner and I went to Everybody's for the first time last week and it was simply divine. Received excellent service from our waitress Pip, very friendly and helpful. We will be definitely be back again for the lamb ribs and spiced duck!

4 star rating
by Lucia Goode
Jun 18, 2013

Had a beautiful night here dining with my boyfriend, our service was prompt and professional. My duck main was delicious, but even better was dessert! We really enjoyed our experience, it was probably a bit too loud for a romantic setting but we didn't mind. Cocktails were lovely as well. Would come again!