New Tongan bar and catering centre to open in South Auckland

The Velata Dining and Take Away restaurant will officially open a new catering centre and bar tomorrow Saturday 22 in Ōtāhuhu.

The new facility will ensure the freshest and highest quality meals are served to customers, the owner Va’a Talia’uli said.

It can be hired for social functions and special events such as birthday, wedding and family celebrations.

The centre at the corner of Mason Avenue and Atkinson Avenue could house 150 – 200 people.

It will open for diners at 6pm – 9pm on Wednesday to Sunday.

The Take Away and Dining restaurant opens seven days a week from 10am – 9pm as normal.

Tongan food including lū sipi, pulu māsima and ʻota ika are top of the menu.

The business was expanded one year after the dining and take away hub opened in 2016.

The restaurant had been proved very popular with the Tongan community in South Auckland shortly after it was launched prompting the owner to extend its closing hours until 9pm.

The launch ceremony tomorrow will begin at 5pm.

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