Hiakai is a leading innovator in the New Zealand food scene. The sophisticated boundary-pushing menus created by Chef Monique Fiso are challenging the status quo of Māori food in New Zealand, while playing a prominent role in keeping Māori food culture alive.
The food menus are inspired by the land, sea, and people of Aotearoa. Tītī Bird, Red Matipo, Mamaku - items rarely seen on a restaurant menu are regular stars. A special focus is placed on showcasing Māori and Polynesian ingredients in modern and innovative ways. This unique style has earned an award or two.