I’ve been to this restaurant several times now, the last being last weekend. The food is always consistently excellent, with the Mussaman curry especially, being worth a mention. My friend is also still raving about a beef stir fry dish that he had there which he particularly enjoyed as well.
The service was great too and it’s one of the better Thai restaurants that I’ve been to in Auckland.
Definitely worth a visit and I’ll be sure to visit it again when I’m next in the area.
I have been two times to this restaurant and really enjoyed it.I love spicy food and just recently had a really lovely spicy soup dish that was fantastic. The house red wine was also very nice.
I often prefer more European dishes but found the food at Mekong Neua(previously called Acacia so hence me going back there)to be pretty good.
I tend to be a fussy eater and the one problem I found with the seafood mix soup was the only prawn in the soup required me digging it out to remove the tail. When one is having a liquid sort of meal that is the last thing one wants to contend with.
Still it seemed a lovely meal and the staff were very friendly.
We have been to the New Lynn restaurant a few times now and don’t think I will be back in a hurry. The food is good but it’s a pity their waiters and so rude and unpleasant. I ended up with tears welling up because of how I was spoken to by one of the staff there. The restaurant is so intimate I didn’t feel I could complain without the whole restaurant over hearing me.
They probably don’t need and want our business anyway.
Great pity seeing as the food is good, but I don’t think I will be wasting any more of my time dining in at the New Lynn restaurant !!!!
Went out without a plan this Friday evening and stumbled on this Thai treasure – offering a warm welcome and a table to 2. The restaurant was smart and nicely decorated and had a nice atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive and the menu had a good selection of dishes. For a starter we chose the combo platter which appeared within 10 minutes and was delicious – a nice combination of flavours and textures. We followed that with a terakihi salad and the duck hot-plate off the specials menu – both were fabulous. Unlimited rice at $2.50 per person offered good value. 25% off with the Entertainment Book meant the whole meal with 2 glasses of wine came in at under $70. LOVED this place – we will definitely be back for more!
This is one of the best Thai restaurants in Auckland. The food is excellent and the staff are delightful. I didn’t notice a TV anywhere, but was impressed with the beautiful flowers as you enter the restaurant. Other reviews mention feeling rushed, and as this is quite common in Asian restaurants, I’ve got wise to this and always only order my entree initially and then wait until I’m ready for mains before ordering – did that at Mekong Neua and no problem at all.
Most importantly the TV was off,thankfully!
Anyway we pretty much went through the menu as best as you could for a couple really gave it a good nudge.
The food was very fresh tasting and full of flavour in most parts.
My only flaw would be that we felt the pressure to order and be processed so to speak, but I guess that is just a sign of the times.
Yes I will visit again.
We’ve already got a favourite local Thai restaurant which we always thought was going to be pretty hard to beat. However, change apparently is good for you these days so having heard such good things about Mekong’s Kingsland branch, our curiosity was piqued.
First impressions count for almost everything – if you’re put off when you walk through the door, that’s pretty much it. And I’m sorry to say that the first thing that caught my eye was the TV. Why oh why does anyone think that a TV adds to the ambiance of a restaurant. A cheap diner or sports-bar maybe, but Mekong Neua isn’t either of those, it’s a place you’d like to go to for a nice meal in comfortable and relaxed surroundings. I don’t want to be bombarded with ads and trailers while eating out. Simple message: Get rid of the TV.
If you’re able to avert your gaze from the goggle box for long enough (there are mirrors everywhere so they’ve got you from all angles!) the food and the service were both excellent – the waiters were attentive, accurate and immaculately presented. If I could change anything about the service, I’d have presented the ‘sizzling’ dishes on a sizzler or at least provided a plate warmer. By the time I was half-way through my main, the porcelain plate had drained almost all remnants of heat away.
For now, I think we’ll stick to our old favourite. If ever the mood takes us, or the unspeakable should happen and Thip Thai be shut, we may give Mekong Neua another call – but I’ll be asking if the damned TV is still there first.