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Dans le Noir ? AUCKLAND

A unique sensory experience
Dans le Noir ? AUCKLAND

Dans le Noir ? AUCKLAND

Convivial, inclusive, unusual

A sensory experience

Dans le Noir ? AUCKLAND

One of the 10 most original restaurants in the world
DANS LE NOIR ? AUCKLAND

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Looking for an original gift idea? Offer an unforgettable experience with Dans le Noir ? Auckland gifts cards. An amazing culinary adventure like no other in Auckland.

DANS LE NOIR ?, RANKED AMONG THE 10 MOST ORIGINAL RESTAURANTS IN THE WORLD

A UNIQUE SENSORY AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Dans Le Noir ? restaurants

Since 2004, Dans le Noir ? restaurant offers all over the world the opportunity to taste gourmet, creative and seasonal cuisine in complete darkness, accompanied and served by unexpected guides. Dinner or lunch in pitch darkness is an original experience that allows us to re-evaluate our perception of taste while reclaiming our senses, to reinvigorate our relationship with the world and others and to experience a surprising encounter with something different.

After opening the first Pacific restaurant in 2017, Dans le Noir ? is proud to welcome you to the Grand Millennium Hotel since march 2023. Come and try this unique experience tested by over 2 million people worldwide.

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UNUSUAL EXPERIENCE

Regularly ranked among the 10 most original restaurants in the world, Dans le Noir? is a unique venue where we care about our social and environmental responsibility.

A UNIQUE SENSORY AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Dans le Noir ? Auckland was among the finalists for the 2018 Attitude Awards (Diversability category) & 2018 Attitude Awards (Attitude ACC employer award). Dans le Noir ? carries the social and human values of the city.

INNOVATIVE & GOURMET

Akihiro Nakamura’s cuisine is creative, delightful and authentic with japanese inspiration. His food is based on the selection of high quality ingredients, especially fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables. All our menus are tested and improved through tastings by sensory experts in pitch darkness.pitch darkness.

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Tuesday 16 January 2024

Eyes Off, Senses on: A Sensual Valentine's Day at Dans le Noir ? Auckland

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by Aurore

This Valentine's Day, step away from the predictable dinners. Immerse yourselves in a night of true discovery, where love itself becomes a sensory adventure at Dans le Noir ? Auckland.

Our special Valentine's menu invites you to rediscover each other without any distractions (no phones are allowed in the darkroom). 

Your journey begins with an amuse bouche, followed by a starter, main and finished with a sweet ending, a shared dessert. Each dish is a poem on a plate, a melody of textures and aromas that ignite your curiosity. Share blind guesses, giggle at playful misinterpretations, and celebrate the mystery of shared discovery.

This Valentine's Day, leave the expectations behind and step out of your comfort zone for a unique experience in Auckland. At Dans le Noir ? Auckland, love is not just seen, it's felt, tasted, and experienced in every delicious bite. 

Book your table today and let your senses guide you to a night you'll never forget.

P.S. Don't forget, each Valentine's Day menu comes with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to toast to your love.

 

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    How to book Your Table

          Secure your spot for this extraordinary Valentine's Day celebration at Dans le Noir ? Auckland.

          Whether you're a new couple, celebrating decades of love, or looking for a unique experience
          with friends, our doors are open to all.

          Date: February 14th, 2024 

          Time: From 5:30

          Price: $150 including an amuse bouche, starter, main, sharing dessert & a glass of sparkling wine

          Reservation Link: https://auckland.danslenoir.com/booking-auckland.htm

 

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Friday 15 September 2023

Celebrate Tsukimi Full Moon with a Sensory Dining Experience at Dans le Noir ? Auckland

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by Aurore

On September 29th, Dans le Noir ? Auckland will be hosting a special Tsukimi full moon event. Tsukimi is a Japanese festival that celebrates the full moon in the eighth month of the lunar calendar. It is a time for people to come together and enjoy the beauty of the moon and the harvest season.

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An original way to celebrate Tsukimi full moon in Auckland

Dans le Noir ? Auckland's Tsukimi full moon event is a unique opportunity to experience this traditional Japanese festival in a truly unique way. By dining in complete darkness, guests will be able to focus on their other senses and appreciate the food and drink on a whole new level.

 

The evening will begin with a brief introduction to the concept. Guests will then be led into the dining room, where they will enjoy a four-course surprise menu prepared by Chef Akihiro Nakamura. The four-course surprise menu will feature a variety of traditional Japanese dishes, made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The meal can be paired with a selection of wine. 

At the end of the meal, the menu will be revealed and guests will have the chance to meet the Chef and learn more about the dishes they have enjoyed. Each guest will also receive a glass of sake to toast the full moon. 

 

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Dans le Noir ? Auckland's Tsukimi Full Moon Event

Date: September 29th, 2023 

Time: Starts at 6:15 PM 

Location: Dans le Noir ? Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, 71 Mayoral Drive, Cnr Vincent Street, 1010, Auckland

Price: $130 per person

To book your place at the Tsukimi full moon event, please visit the Dans le Noir ? Auckland website : https://auckland.danslenoir.com/booking-auckland.html

 

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Tuesday 12 September 2023

The reveal of our surprising autumn menu at Dans le Noir ? Auckland

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Dans le Noir ? Auckland is a unique restaurant where you dine in complete darkness. The food is prepared by Chef Akihiro Nakamura, and the menu is 100% surprise. This autumn, the restaurant has offered a special Japanese-inspired menu that has sure tantalized your taste buds.

Starter:

  • Sensing Japanese Flavor with Crispy Wonton: This dish features four different mascarpone cheeses, each flavored with a classic Japanese ingredient: yuzu, wasabi, nori, and mentaiko. The cheeses are served with dried natto, crispy perilla, tobiko, micro herbs, and okura salsa. 

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Main:

  • 12 Hours Braised Ox Tongue Katsu: This dish is made with ox tongue that has been braised for 12 hours. The tongue is then panko-crusted and fried until golden brown. It is served with smoky eggplant puree, renkon lotus root chips, roasted satsumaimo Japanese taro, aonori seaweed, Japanese daikon and cucumber pickles, fried shallots, microgreens, and teriyaki worcestershire sauce. 

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Dessert:

  • Yaki-imo Japanese Style Slow Baked Sweet Kumara: This dish is made with kumara, a sweet potato that is native to New Zealand. The kumara is slow-baked until it is tender and then topped with sesame gelato, sesame crumble, kumara chips, house-made rum raisin, citrus segments, honey baked apple, roasted ground sesame, and brown sugar syrup. 

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Our unique and sensory restaurant is a delicious and unique way to experience Japanese-fusion cuisine. If you are looking for a truly memorable dining experience, be sure to book a table at Dans le Noir ? Auckland in the heart of the CBD. 

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Friday 23 June 2023

It's your Chance to Win an Unforgettable Evening! 🍀

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FROM LIGHT TO DARKNESS

We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with the Royal New Zealand Ballet for their captivating show Lightscapes! ✨

✨ Experience the magic of light, space, and the human body in perfect harmony with the essence of dance, combined with a night of Dans le Noir? Auckland.

🎁 PRIZE: Win 2 tickets to Lightscapes and a sensational dinner for two at Dans le Noir ? Auckland✨🍽️ Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of dance and indulge in a sensory dining experience like no other.

To enter

1/ Follow both Instagram pages @danslenoirauckland & @nzballet

2/ Comment on our last Instagram post with the person you would love to share this extraordinary evening with!

3/ Double your chance by sharing the image on your story and tagging both accounts

 

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🗓️ Contest ends on July 20th. Winners will be announced on July 21st. Don't miss out on this extraordinary fusion of art and cuisine! 💃🎉

Learn more about the show

 

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Thursday 06 April 2023

Dans le Noir ? Auckland: Organise an event like never before!

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Corporate events are an amazing way to connect with colleagues, clients, and partners. Looking for organising a memorable event? Dans le Noir ? Auckland is your answer! Dans le Noir ? is a unique dining experience that takes place entirely in the dark. Guests are guided through the experience by blind guides who serve and entertain while stimulating the senses. Dining in complete darkness is a truly unforgettable experience that creates a sense of unity and teamwork.

Corporate events at Dans le Noir ?

Corporate events at Dans le Noir ? Auckland are designed to be engaging and immersive. We work with our clients to create customised events that meet their specific needs. Whether you're hosting a client evening, team cohesion or new product promotion, we'll work with you to ensure that your event is a huge success.

Why hold a corporate event in the dark ?

The experience of dining in the dark is ideal for team-building events. Dans le Noir ? Auckland is an excellent way to break down barriers between colleagues and clients, encouraging open communication and collaboration.Clients will be impressed by the unusual experience and attention to detail. Our menu is carefully crafted by Akihiro Nakamura. From starter to dessert, our dishes are designed to surprise and delight. We also adapt to every food allergy, restriction and special dietary. In conclusion, if you're looking for a unique and unforgettable venue for your next corporate event in the heart of the CBD, look no further than Dans le Noir ? Auckland.



Book your event and experience the thrill of dining in the dark!
Contact us at: 
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+020 4003 6995

 

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