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Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant

66 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“beef rendang” (5 reviews)
“chilli crabs” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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Malaysian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
66 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant. The chilli crabs were really fresh and were cooked to perfection. The service is friendly and you are made to feel welcome. We came with the family from Sydney and enjoyed the food so much we came back again the following day.

2  Thank Gordon F
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We arrived on a Thursday evening before going off to the theatre. We were the first to arrive in the empty restaurant and the welcome wasn't particularly warm as we had obviously disturbed the staff dinner. Bearing in mind it's hip Ponsonby location we thought...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This will be our new regular. Wide range, all meals were excellent, exceeded expectations both in superb tastes & generous portions, enough to take a doggie bag away. Unexpectedly the cauli dish was a hit for all 6 of us. 5 mains is more than...More

1  Thank BrandygirlAuckland
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I am not sure whether the owner/chef has changed but we were very excited to try this place for dinner after good reviews from friends and online but were very disappointed. We ordered the Ayam Masak Merah (chicken red curry) which was supposedly one of...More

2  Thank sllj296
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I had a great lucnh at Mutiara Malaysian in Ponsonby yerterday. Everyone talks about the great Laska Mutiara makes so as a person who likes to try new things gave it a go!. Yep it was amazing. Noodles prepared to perfection and loads of seafood....More

1  Thank StephenF157
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Good food with good price! Staff is friendly and it is surely a good hang out place with friends. I will surely come back for more :)

1  Thank paulineohje
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here and found the place to be very average. I had a seafood soup and a fish dish. Both were pretty good but fairly bland in terms of spiciness. My wife didn't care for her noodle dish because it was bland and...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Generous meals for their price. Lovely friendly service. Best laksa I've had in 2 years! My partner's Mamak noodles was delicious! We were a walk in table for 2 just before 8pm. The restaurant was very full by that point. The noise level was fine...More

1  Thank GwynevereM
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went to the Mutiara for the first time as I am on holiday with friends that go regularly. The food was fabulously delicious and the service too. Will definitely be going back. I recommend anyone to go delicious vegetarian food on the menu Peter Hall

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The owner chef called me from NZ before we travelled there in response to my online query - the only one to do so - and discussed my special request for Malaysian Chilli Crabs for a party of six and then went out of his...More

1  Thank Trevor M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: 376-2759
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