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“Good decor, good food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mao Bar - CLOSED

Mao Bar
76 George St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
(06) 354-8410
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good decor, good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

As others have said, it's always busy but not the best service. Also, my girlfriend felt very sick after eating the lambs fry. However my experience here was good. Would come here again.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great atmosphere, long wait”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant was very busy, always a good sign. Not the best service as was not met at door and only served after i had sat myself down and waited for about 5 minutes.Otherwise staff very pleasant. Long wait for food, however was warned about this during order so that was fine.
Curry was great but not enough rice, nice raita dip and bread.
Overall a pleasant experience with a good atmosphere.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Awesome night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I actually thought when I arrived that it was a bit formal and boring but I was so wrong staff were lovely and there was a quiz night which was so much fun I had a great time

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Always go when in Palmerston Nth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I rate it Average to good - consistently.

Food is always good. Atmosphere is good. Pricing is ok.
Only letdown is service and time to food. Your order always takes a L O N G time.
Once you are aware of this, and allow for it, it's a good night with good food!

Brunch, lunch, dinner all good.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Food, average cocktails.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

We had a really good night out. The waitress did completely forget our drinks order, but all in all, the service was fine. The food was fantastic, with plenty on offer and generous servings. However the cocktails were rather weak (especially the milk based ones). The prices were also a little high for the drinks.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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