Auckland City 09-360 6262
The Metro/Audi Restaurant of the Year Top 50…Announced 1 year ago
- Mon 4:30pm – 1am
- Tue – Fri 12noon -3pm, 4:30pm-1am
- Sat 4:30pm – 1am
- Private Dining Room
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Moo Chow Chow has been included in The Metro/Audi Restaurant of the Year Top 50 Restaurants in Auckland for 2012.
20 Reviews for MooChowChow
The food was absolutely delicious! We didn’t order 1 bad dish. The slow cooked beef rib was everyone’s favourite and I loved the duck.
I will definitely go again and take friends.
I do notice that majority of the negative reviews are first time reviews which makes me think they only review to have a whinge
Not going again.
The waitress were really nice and friendly, food is good.
However, the bill was not clear, I didn’t know how they charged us on rice. After I questioned one of the staffs, his attitude really pissed me off. You could explain to customer with good manner, but his manner was really terrible. Although the dining experience was not bad, I will not go to this place again.
Service was great from start to finish with a friendly waiter who filled water and drinks without being intrusive.
It was busy and every table was full, but that just added to the atmosphere. Certainly not a place for a quiet romantic dinner though.
Can’t wait to return.
a problem. Our meals were all delicious and hard to fault although the soft shell crab was a standout as was the pork hock but you can be confident that everything will be delicious ! We’ll be recommending this restaurant to all we meet and it’s pretty clear that others have already !
I am just constantly impressed with this place. It’s nice to know that there’s an awesome restaurant in Auckland which you can go to time and time again and be left totally content by the experience.
And by experience I mean total completeness, all senses succulently satisfied, taste buds singing with excitement (beware, some dishes are hot but ask nicely and the charming waiters will keep you cool) and after the third Slushy your feeling fantastic!
Whether I’ve been solo for a quick bite or in for the long haul with friends the atmosphere has always been electric, buzzy and loud, the music eclectic and fun – no boring melodies here.
Consistency goes a long way in my book and the food here is just that, consistently fabulous, what more can I say, fresh produce cooked superbly at incredibly good value for money, it’s the best Thai I have experienced. The cocktails are daringly delicious and the wine list extensive and the knowledgeable staff are always unobtrusively at hand with a smile and another drink.
I love this place, give it a shot cause I’m sure you’ll love it too.
Now, I’m not one to rain on ones parade or rant, for that matter but this time I thought it appropriate. Hard not to take a sneaky peek at comments left by others and I have to say that dinning etiquette would suggest that if you were to be late or have extra guests for dinner, one would definitely call ahead, it’s simple courtesy and no one is that important not too.
More significantly I doubt very much that in any busy restaurant at peak times would any waiter have the time or be bothered to selectively eyeball an unhinged Pre-Madonna and yell overtly at them across the room. Let alone in a restaurant as popular and as professional as MooChowChow. I’m sorry, I just don’t believe you.
Now go on in and enjoy!
Food was great and before we knew it 3 hours had gone by
The only thing to be wary off are the toilets – steep narrow staircase – be warned if you’ve had a couple
Made a booking for 3 at 6pm
Upon an already unwelcoming arrival (No signature greeting/ smile) said our apologies to waiters at reception (For late appearance) and let them know we had an addition to our booking—now 4 people.
-Waiter: “You would think you’d call to let us know”
Taken aback by the comment, in shock and disbelief of the reply, we apologised and were taken to a seat at the bar.
Noticed it was pretty bare at this stage, only 1 other table, what was the fuss all about?
Would have taken off like the wind if it wasn’t for my friend whose been crooning to try Moochowchow.
Throughout the rest of the night, due to the combination of a lovely waitress, good company and pleasant food, we had forgotten about the initial encounter.
Sadly at the end of the night this experience was forever ruined.
We went to pay the bill and stood at the counter for a good 5 minutes or so. The aforementioned waiter stared at us as he walked past to have a chat with the bar staff. As we left, we were eyeballed once again then we heard him say “ Good to get rid of those “expletive””
No idea or reason at all as to why we were treated with such hostility, quite unfortunate as there’s much more enjoyment to be had here, though I think it’s quite evident why we will never come back.
I love spicy food and Thai is my all time favourite however I won’t be going back. Too many conflicting flavours, some that just didn’t work well together. Most dishes were just completely overpowered by one or two spices, balance was missing in every meal but one. The only thing I really enjoyed was the Pork hock, that was delicious.
I agree with an earlier comment that this space is very noisy; we were sat in the rear alcove where some of the tables are very close together and felt conspicuous talking until the place filled up and the noise level rose (it was also hard for patrons and wait staff to access the tables).
It was fun to try ‘modern’ Thai food in a ‘trendy’ restaurant – it makes a changMoree from conventional décor and dishes you find at traditional Thai restaurants. It’s not cheap compared to the latter, especially as most of those are BYO, but actually it’s not really fair to compare because they’re in quite different realms. Here you’re paying for the cool experience and environment as much as the twist on Thai flavours and presentation, and it does offer value for money in both regards. I’d like to return in future with a group and try other menu items, including cocktails.
The menu reads well and it was hard to decide just what to choose from the good selection.
Our waiter was great and the service slick.
Unfortunately I was underwhelmed with the food. The flavours failed to “sing” as good Thai should. Yes there was spice but the food fell flat rather than having a great balance of sweet, sour, salt and spice. It could be so much better if they spent some more time tasting the food.
Moochowchow also continues to have the problem that Rocco had of noise – compounded by us sitting under the speaker and also a noisy table next door.
I will try Moochowchow again in a while but hope they work on their flavours in the meantime.
The food is ok. I like the hock and the spicy carrot salad but the chicken we tried was average. Certainly nothing ground breaking.
Halfway through the meal, i got split beer all over me as the waitress slipped. Was not impressed again. They did apologized and offer to dryclean my coat, which is OK i guess.
Went back a week later to get my refund and had to wait and they didnt seem too friendly. Just gave me my money and did not even apologize.
I dont think i will go back again.
the food is fantastic, Asian flavours galore (watch the small chilly,s).
The place is buzzing with the in crowd.
Certainly recommend this restaurant.
We where looked after by Xabi, who knows his job, what a great host he is, and knowledgeable about wines.
Can,t wait to go back