The Korean food in New Zealand is just like I remember it from Korea. The ingredients and flavors seem very authentic. So do the metal chopsticks and spoons, and stone bowls that can be served hot, for finishing the cooking of dolsot bibimbap in the bowl for example.
Because Auckland is one of the larger and more diverse cities in New Zealand, Auckland has a lot of Korean restaurants to choose from.
Makgeolli is a Korean rice beer that I really recommend. It is available at most Korean restaurants.
One of my favorites is Totoya Korean Japanese Restaurant in Albany. They serve 8 sides with every main, and they’re always busy.
Korean BBQ restaurants are a bit different in that they specialize in meats cooked by guests on a grill at their tables, but they can offer great value as well. My favorite is One Dak Hanmari Korean BBQ in Takapuna.
For $25 you get all you can eat, with quality cuts of meat and a wide range of Korean side dishes and deserts.
Many Asian cuisines are available at a good price in New Zealand, but I have found none that is a better consistent value than Korean.