Venue Image
23 Ponsonby Road,
Ponsonby
Auckland,


(09) 360 6262

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarStarStar
Review byBrett Atkinson11/06/2011

Vibe

The former Rocco has been transformed into a sleek Asian eatery, with shared tables and a buzzy communal ambience similar to Melbourne’s Longrain or Sailors Thai in Sydney.


Service

Chatty and sociable, but also well-informed on the menu, especially about new items just added.


Winelist

Skewed to New Zealand, but also with an impressive range of Australian and European wines, with lots of Asian food-friendly aromatic varietals like Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. On the beer front, Kirin is on tap, and Little Creatures Pale Ale and Leffe Radieuse Belgian Strong Ale are other standouts.


Highlights

MooChowChow’s small plates to share are also available as bar snacks. Try the crispy fried eggs with coriander and ginger in a tamarind and lemongrass dressing, or the suckling pig spring rolls with lime leaf and ginger, served with a coconut chilli jam dipping sauce. One more chilled Kirin beer please…


Most Suprising Dish

Probably not surprising if you’re dining on a languid tropical evening on Phuket, but a revelation on a chilly Auckland night. MooChowChow’s red curry of stir-fried soft shell crab with green peppercorns and lemongrass could be one of the best things we’ve tasted all year.


The Bottom Line

Yes, it’s Thai food, but on a totally different level to Auckland’s other Thai eateries. Stunning flavours showcased in playful reinventions of Bangkok street food, and MooChowChow is a guaranteed diced carrot- and cauliflower-free zone.


A Reason To Return

The ever-evolving menu, and MooChowChow’s delectable cocktails. Next time we’re for plumping for a feisty White Lady Boy, zesty lemongrass and fresh lemon laced with gin and Cointreau.

MooChowChow has been reviewed by 19 users
 
Nearest

What's near MooChowChow?

Below are the nearest 5 venues within 500 metres of MooChowChow.
Cinemas near MooChowChow (0)

Most Read Today

image
01 5 Minutes With Matiu Walters, Six60 Frontman

One of New Zealand's most popular homegrown talent...

image
02 Fireworks displays in Auckland

Our guide to the best Fireworks displays in Auckla...

image
03 World Cinema Showcase 2011

Our handy guide to making the most of this years W...

image
04 Jason Momoa Interview

The star of Game of Thrones talks about his role a...

image
05 Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows Interview

Director Guy Ritchie and actors Robert Downey Jr, ...

Content updated: 21/08/2017 12:54

Add Review

Latest Pubs & Bars User Reviews

  • Swanson Memorial RSA
    Swanson RSA fabulous venue for lunch. Something for everyone fro...

    karenmcinnarney on 20/08/2017 @ 11:05 a.m.
  • Avenue 28 Pizza Bar Brasserie
    Such awful food! The puzza bread entre and pizza I ordered was so...

    Arothwell90 on 23/07/2017 @ 4:49 p.m.
  • Mekong Baby
    Definitely the best on the strip for South East Asian food. Great...

    Apples on 26/06/2017 @ 4:20 p.m.
  • Paper Moon Cafe/Bar
    This is the best place for brunch! Everything on the menu sounds ...

    SarahK_LocalHero on 3/06/2017 @ 9:03 a.m.
  • Coco's Cantina
    Absolutely appalling... overpriced, mediocre , slow, unfriendly s...

    oldsocialist on 5/05/2017 @ 9:16 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner