Ima Cuisine


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A little about us

For Yael Shochat, it was her passion to create food that nourishes, nurtures and brightens peoples lives which led her to open Ima Cuisine on central Auckland's Fort Street.

Meaning "mother" in Hebrew, at Ima's you'll find an experience that is less a formal restaurant, more a welcoming and hearty family-style meal. Top-quality ingredients are used to create the Mediterranean-influenced menu that's designed for sharing. Select a main course and opt for the five side dishes for a delicious feast of contrasting tastes, textures and colours.

Products and specialities

Our fresh eggs, chicken and pork are all sourced from free-range suppliers.
Check out the more section for our Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert menus.
We also do catering.



  • Price Range: Lavish
  • Ambience: Relaxed atmosphere
  • Accepts credit cards: Yes
  • Noise level: Serene
  • Licence: This venue is licenced
  • Food Options: Vegetarian

Ima Cuisine posted a news article called Neighborhood TV NZ

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Grant T. started following Ima Cuisine
Grant T. shared their love for Ima Cuisine

Ima (said eema) in the heart of Fort St. This little gem is like stepping into a little piece of Israel. Owner Yael family and staff will take care of you serving you truly authentic dishes some from recipes passed down from distant relatives of yael. Family photos around the walls. Weather it’s a pot of tea, coffee. a meal a meeting, a date or groups you must visit this little diamond in the concrete jungle. Seating outside as well. Reserve the corner table by the coffee machine and enjoy the hustle and bustle passing you by.

Ima Cuisine posted a news article called Best Hot Cross Buns in Auckland

Our regulars know it, Viva awarded us best Hot cross buns, now come try for yourself We are taking orders for Easter weekend

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mahaloStellaRuby .. shared their love for Ima Cuisine

Absolutely adore this place, the food is both nutritious and divine, it's a rare species in a world of commoners.

Soyung Y. started following Ima Cuisine
Soyung Y. shared their love for Ima Cuisine

Dining at Ima is always such a warm and welcoming experience. The last time we went here for dinner, we were seated by the kitchen and Yael herself fussed over us all night! The food is delicious, fresh and tastes lovingly home-cooked. Definitely spring for the five sides - so good!

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