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Monsoon Poon

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Hobson St., Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-379 9311
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lake Louise, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

my husband and I ate here. walked by in the afternoon and thought it looked pretty funky. so glad we came back. the food was AWESOME!!!!!!! I tried the lettuce wraps to start and had the lamb curry to finish. my husband had the won tons to start with the beef dish to finish. omg! so good! yes it's pricey... More 

Thank Lisa1017
Auckland, New Zealand
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

We visit regularly with friends,family - even for a romantic meal as a couple. Love the atmosphere - love the food - always busy....always worthwhile. Great also to be able to find a car park downtown so close and so easily. Service is always quick and friendly but be warned they do not do bookings. PS - be sure to... More 

Thank Tintin4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

The food was bland and tasteless. Not what you expect from an Asian restaurant. Laksa tasted more like dishwater. Maybe because we arrived at the end of the evening the chefs had lost inspiration :-( or those chefs need some serous training! The staff ware very friendly, too bad that the chefs let them down.

Thank ronaldo515
Newport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This food was a very tasty Chinese/fusion eatery.In my opinion it was rated 6/10-the reason for this is because the shaking beef,panang chicken ect was incredibly salt filled and we ordered about three bottles of iced water. Overall I would possibly recommend it to others so if you are after a nice but salty meal this is the place for... More 

Thank LuisPS2005
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is my second disappointment in a row. Overly priced average tasting food. Paid $27 dollars to eat 6 small pieces of beef fried with soy sauce hidden between onions and spinach leaves. . You have to pay for rice separately. I am not happy. It’s not value for money plus averagely cooked.

Thank _ranawakar
Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Four of us holidaymakers dined at Monsoon Poon on our last night in NZ. We made the perfect choice. The eatery is fascinating just to walk into. The terrific decorations and furniture, the open kitchen- the buzz is very lively. The girls enjoyed their Singapore Slings (much better than the slop at Raffles) and the food was to die for.... More 

Thank Brian M
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

We visited here whilst staying in Auckland and, to be honest, we went in as it was the first restaurant we came too but we're so glad we did! It was my mother in laws birthday and they gave her a complementary cocktail. The staff were great about suggesting side dishes to go with our main courses, and even helped... More 

Thank Michelle M
Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

6 of us dined at Monsoon Poon and found it to be fantastic! The food is great with a wide selection of various Asian dishes including Thai, Indian, Indonesian, Chinese and others. They also have a fantastic cocktail list which is a great compliment to some of the dishes. A good feel to the place as well - been there... More 

Thank Mike66NZ
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

About 8 of us met up for a meal in town and went to Monsoon Poon. The atmosphere was great and the meals good value for money. We all chose a range of dishes that we enjoyed but the Firecracker Chicken is seriously HOT! A place we will certainly return to.

Thank 49ersSteve
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

AMAZING!! Food was incredible, our server was fantastic. Great ambiance and decor was great. Loved it, will be back next visit to Auckland for sure

Thank julesj560

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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
Indian, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hobson St., Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 9311

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