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#351 of 1,773 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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422 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-638 7236
Mon - Tue 18:00 - 00:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Molten (and its next door bar Liquid Molten) have been here for years. We are excited to finally come here for a birthday. Unfortunately really disappointed in the lack of range of dishes and overpricing. The food was definitely tasty, but tiny portions.

Thank Courtenay W
Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

If you are a foodie you must try Molten. The mains are all fantastic, however you need to order sides to get a full meal

Thank CJF5498
Auckland, New Zealand
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I had reserved a table to celebrate my boyfriend's actual birthday and had emailed the restaurant in advance to arrange something. They said that while it was difficult to write the words "happy birthday" on the dessert, they promise to put a candle on it. When I ordered the dessert to be served later, the staff replied with a rude... More 

1 Thank yanshyanne
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I came to Molten twice in 3 weeks. Neither night was busy - a monday and a wednesday. The food was lovely, and if I was rating this place on food alone, I'd give it a five. BUT the service was so slow both times, it was absolutely ridiculous. We waited for our mains 1 hr 30 minutes the first... More 

1 Thank madkeendiver
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting Auckland for a family birthday, we went out to Molten, one of my brother's favourite restaurants. He and his wife have enjoyed dinner there quite often and as one of their favourites, chose it for this special occasion. Whether mon nights are staffed by the 'b' team or they were just off the pace that night, the place did... More 

Thank David P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were greeted with a smile on arrival and quickly shown our table. After a round of drinks we ordered blow-torched tuna as an entrée and smoked duck breast as a main. Both meals were exceptional but the experience was marred by our side dishes coming out 5-6 minutes after our main meals were served. Menu not extensive but the... More 

Thank allycat3030
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Molten's in Mt Eden is a true destination for serious foodies at the moment. The smoked duck is melt-in-the-mouth perfect with delicious side flavours of beetroot, onion and rhubarb but I have to say that I lingered as long as possible over my chosen dessert which was lemon meringue with gin and tonic sorbet. The mix of flavours and textures... More 

Thank Diane M
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have taken 2 groups of people to Molten and hosted by New Years eve party there, they have always performed very well, they are usually quite busy, so you have to make allowances when you bring large groups of people with you, but they seem to deal with it. the food is very good and the wine list is... More 

Thank Marcus D
Melbourne, Australia
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223 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We took customers for dinner at this place and we were not sorry. Not too big with a good atmosphere this place serves good food with excellent service. I had the gnocchi for entre and fish of the day for main. Both dishes were tasty and well balanced. The wine we ordered was also paring well and the service was... More 

Thank Avi_Shaul
Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had a wonderful meal. The lamb was so delicious, it just melted in your mouth! Meals were a good size, not too big nor too small.Saturday night and not too crowded and not noisy!

1 Thank Marg255060

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-638 7236

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