Where the city begins. That’s how Auckland’s new Commercial Bay development describes itself. Owned and developed by NZX listed Precinct Properties, the site has completely reshaped the waterfront area bounded by Britomart, the Viaduct and the CBD, and resurrects the location’s original name.

It has embraced the best of the existing buildings and linked them together creating a working population of 10,000 people.

Bringing together the largest concentration of high-quality retail and food and beverage in the city, a luxury hotel and the striking new PwC Tower, Commercial Bay is set to become the most transformational project Auckland has ever seen. Never has a single project brought together the best of everything in one location – a world class commercial space, public transport, international quality retail, public spaces, and hospitality environments, as well as striking urban design.

To celebrate the opening of Commercial Bay here’s a little look at three of its delicious dining destinations at Harbour Eats:


Sunny Town

Salivating at the thought of the perfect steamed bun? Look no further…

阳阳 (‘yangyang’), a well-known brand in China, first opened its doors in Beijing, in 1996 and now has 26 branches with four more opening soon.

Since opening the chain’s first international branch in Auckland’s CBD in late 2018, Sunny Town (as it is known in New Zealand) has been bringing tourists and locals alike Chinese cuisine in its most authentic form. Sunny Town brings some of the favourite tastes of China to Aotearoa.

From buns to noodles to the classic soybean milk, Sunny Town has options for everyone, including vegetarian and vegan options.

At Sunny Town, the team prides themselves on the quality of their ingredients and the craftsmanship of its chefs. From authentic Sichuan peppers to handcrafted dough from the North, while customers experience the traditional flavours of Chinese cuisine, Sunny Town also hopes to bring a little bit of comfort to those homesick and missing mum’s home-cooked meals.

The opening of the new branch at Harbour Eats, Commercial Bay, is extremely exciting. Having only been open for less than two years, the opportunity to bring traditional Chinese culture and cuisine to a wider range of people was one that was hard to pass by. Following the months of hard work, planning and preparation, the grand opening has been long-awaited.

Designed by Jack McKinney Architects, the site has a distinctive character, an eye-catcher of warmth and light. If you are shopping and you’re tired, or you’re just a little peckish, visit Sunny Town and pick up a bowl of noodles or some buns.

The team at Sunny Town are committed to providing customers with a pleasant and enjoyable dining experience.

“We hope to translate our friendly, warm and buzzing environment from our current store to our new site. We welcome all to join our Sunny Town community to celebrate our rich culture and cuisine as we strive to bring you the warmth and taste of China.”

Check them out on Facebook and at


Bird on a Wire

Chicken Lover? Check it out…

Bird on a Wire specialises in all things Chicken, from their free-range, twice brined, rotisserie chicken and salads to burgers, sandwiches, baguettes, and delicious main meals.

The new restaurant within Commercial Bay offers a stylish space, wholesome real food, and of course Bird on a Wire’s ‘good vibes only’ philosophy. Although situated in the hustle and bustle of Auckland city, the new ‘Bird’ restaurant offers an escape from business and a place to refuel while you shop until you drop.

Bird on a Wire has a brand new menu now available featuring dishes never before served within the coop, there’s a new beef burger, 100% plant-based burger, all things fried chicken, new bird bowls, Beer battered snapper and chips, Fish ‘n’ Chips Burger and their vegan ‘Veggs Bene’.

Are you curious yet?

Bird on a Wire will bring a unique style of food to the Commercial Bay scene, where there really is something for everyone.

‘Birds’ aim is to provide wholesome food that tastes great in an authentic and relaxed environment, all situated in the very heart of Auckland city. With an all-day brunch available and fully licensed menu, they have breakfast right through until dinner covered!

Visit and stay up-to-date via their Facebook page.


Nam Nam

You will be muttering ‘nom nom nom’ after entering Nam Nam…

With more than 20 years’ experience as a chef, Nam Nam’s owner, Billie Dang, specialises in inspiring Vietnamese cuisine.

Continuing the success of its sister restaurants, Nam Nam in Takapuna and Sen Vietnamese Kitchen & Bar in Mt Eden, Nam Nam Commercial Bay will be the next step in bringing its traditional Vietnamese food and culture to people who have not had the opportunity to try them yet.

Nam Nam serves authentic Vietnamese street food, which is always balanced, vibrant and flavoursome, concentrating on natural, fresh ingredients and family, home-made recipes. Nam Nam’s signature dishes include:

  • The imperative “BÁNH MÌ” – a Vietnamese baguette, the perfect fusion of classic European food enriched with vibrant Vietnamese flavours, full of flavour, lightweight, and healthy
  • CUỐN - Fresh rice paper rolls that make a great healthy snack or lunch on the go
  • PHỞ – classic Viet noodle soup, this dish embodies the richness of flavour and lightness of texture of authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

All of Nam Nam’s food is dairy free and mostly gluten free, and it’s very easy to make any of the dishes vegetarian or vegan.

The team at Nam Nam strive to give Aucklanders a unique taste of Vietnam in the best possible way while staying true to Vietnamese street food culture.

Visit Nam Nam on Facebook and at


For info on all the great places to dine and drink at Commercial Bay visit

Commercial Bay officially opens on Thursday 11 June 2020.