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23 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
09-360 6262
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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644 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dined here in October. Some of the tables have chairs with no backs which may not be suitable for everyone, so maybe request a table on the wall where the chairs have backs. The food is very special maybe a little warm for some. The oysters and chargrilled scallops were amazing. The red beef cheek curry and yellow tiger prawn... More 

Thank thesmdm
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170 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

there's an abundance of good restaurants on ponsonby road, and we had only one spare night to pick the right one. we were very happy with our choice of moochowchow. it's an ideally sized restaurant - not too big, but just large enough. our waitress was excellent - absolutely excellent. she was very warm and personable but knew exactly when... More 

Thank Capt_Funkelicious
Wanaka, New Zealand
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158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like Asian food, you will enjoy this casual, contemporary restaurant in Ponsonby. There were four of us and we ordered a variety of dishes to share. Fabulous flavours, using fresh ingredients. Service was quick and the waitress was very helpful in terms of recommending the number of dishes we would need. It's a relatively small and noisy restaurant,... More 

Thank Sally A
Napier, New Zealand
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148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on the spur of the moment for Friday lunch. Simply asked the very competent waiter what was good and sat back and enjoyed. We had soft shell crab salad and caramelised ham hock with a side of Asian greens. Brisk and friendly service. Worth a try.

Thank NeilHBNZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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210 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times. The food was ok but nothing special. The service was bad. Got our food quickly but then nothing for 45 minutes. The staff were plentiful bit more interested in talking to each other than serving us.

Thank IanB1965
Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place with a really interesting Asian fusion menu. The waiter was fantastic. So good I let him order for me! My dietary requirements were dealt with without fuss. The food was really excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Alison D
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Amazing dinner special evening thanks guys. From walking out of Orphans Kitchen having had a bad experience these guys come up trumps!!! Amazing flavours great menu and great staff!

Thank PeteMed
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Moochowchow has a lovely atmosphere, yummy food and excellent staff! We turned up a little casual because our planned dinner place was full but we were still very welcomed. I loved the softshell crab! This place is great for sharing plates and trying a bit of everything, buy more rather than less because plates are smallish if you can eat... More 

Thank JarneeA
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Had a great 40th birthday here in the upstairs room. Good was fantastic, we had 6 courses throughout the night, the soft shell crab was one of my favourite staters. The best main was the red curried beef, it was amazing and was all finished off by a plethora of desserts, the best was the chocolate mousse. Would definitely go... More 

Thank Pete Y
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I held my husband's 30th surprise dinner at Moochowchow on Friday 12 August 2016 with 15 close friends. We dined upstairs in the private room and had a wonderful time. The service was exceptional from organising the booking right through to the service on the actual night. We had a couple of guests who had particular food requirements and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09-360 6262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?