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“Lively restaurant with great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monsoon Poon

Monsoon Poon
Ranked #22 of 904 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Singaporean, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A vibrant atmosphere and an innovative design concept, Monsoon Poon offers choices from the exotic flavours of India, South China, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia - all on one menu.A mix of South East Asian chefs wield their tools of trade in full view of the dining room. Booths and large tables make for an intimate or sociable dining experience, where the wide range of cooking styles can be enjoyed by sharing dishes.
Rotorua
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lively restaurant with great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Went early before show on Saturday night. Place filled up very quickly and was noisy but fun. A very "alive" restaurant, catering for all age groups. Our group of four enjoyed a delicious mixed selection of food and the shaking beef and firecracker (sure is!) chicken were hits. Staff were kept very busy and we did have to ask for our entree plates to be cleared so we could get our main course in time but it was cheerfully done without further delay. Great restaurant for what we wanted and wouldnt hesitate to return.

Visited September 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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524 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Experience spoiled by appalling music!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Out for a meal with family on a busy Saturday evening & Monsoon Poon menu semed to fit the bill for a group with diverse food preferences.
The food was delicious, we shared starters of chicken satay, tiger prawns, Vietnamese rolls, Malai chicken & wontons. Main courses of Thai beef salad, Mee Goreng, Beef Rendang, duck curry & lamb curry, accompanied by roti, garlic naan & saffron rice were all very tasty.
Service was initially a little slow, but the restaurant was extremely busy.
The whole dining experience was spoiled by the appalling music, played at excessive volume and which contributed nothing to the ambience - such a shame, because the food was so good.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Waipukurau
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing night out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Turned up with no booking and a baby in tow. Very friendly, helpful, nothing too much trouble. Service was great and the food superb. Will be going back. Loved it

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tickles the tastebuds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

This place has a fantastic buzzing atmosphere. I love that you can see into the kitchen whee the chefs prepare your food. The prices are very reasonable and the taste is amazing.

Visited January 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“fast but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

came for a birthday. order drinks and food at the same time. food arrived before drinks. had the feeling that we were in-and-out

Visited August 2012
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