Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant
- Lunch: Mon – Fri 12 noon – 2.30pm
- Dinner: Mon – Sun 5.30pm – 10.30pm
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 44
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free On-Street
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Halal
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Wi-Fi: None
Mutiara Restaurant is specialist in authentic Malaysian cuisine. Authenticity is top priority for us when it come to the menu. Malaysian ambience and friendly service will definitely enhance your dining experience with Mutiara.
29 Reviews for Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant
The food is great, very authentic and really cheap.
They are incredibly friendly and helpful.
I’ve just had Laksa Lemak for 10.50 and it was fantastic full of fish chicken and prawns loads of noodles in a really rich and spicy sauce, excellent.
I’m a big fan, the place is simple a little old fashioned but a true local
@roy..thank you so much for your wonderful service.
See you soon
Fabulous food with friendly service and good ambience.
Roy and his team have looked after us for the past 15+years and we look forward to this continuing for many more years.
They have never failed to provide us with excellent food and service and we have always left feeling 100% satisfied.
p.s. If you like chilli crabs give them a call and see if they can organise it for you – they are a favourite with us.
Went there for dinner recently with my mates.
The deep fried whole prawns looked yummy in the photos so ordered some for entree. The presentation was beautiful and the colour was beautiful golden brown showing very good deep frying skills. Girlfriend ordered money bags which were so good as well. Found out that they are not using European deep fryers but fresh oil frying in a traditional wok. (Hence the colour and oil free yummy taste)
The mains arrived just after finishing entree. We ordered Mee Goreng and some beef curry with roti. I would say the best Mee Goreng in New Zealand! Before unused to think that no one can beat the Mee Goreng of selera cafe(New Market) buy Roy’s Mee Goreng is superb!
For desert we had some banana fritters which were just amazing!
The bar is at the front and the manager made superb shandy with properly measuring beer and lemonade then pouring them into another glass offered with ice. Very Organised!
Overall I’d say the best Asian food in Auckland CBD area with suberb location at Ponsonby Rd followed by great service by the staff.
My husband and I brought our visitor from England and my mother in law. My visitor was so impressed with the food and cannot believe how friendly the chef and how great the service is.
My mother in law and her husband are the regular by now. In fact everyone that I have recommended to go to Mutiara has always been satisfied with the food and the service. They have been consistently Great!!
My favorite dishes are the Deep Fried Snapper in Spicy and Sour Sauce, Double Fried Beans and Kum Heong Har (Aromatic Prawn) but whenever I brought new visitors around, amazingly the Double Fried Beans, Lemon Chicken and the Aromatic Chicken are also the winners!!!
Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who seeks to experience authentic Asian Food with good value for money.
LOVE you Mutiara!!!!
Tonight I had the lemon chicken, double fried beans, and beef with black bean sauce.
I definitely recommend the double fried beans. Yum.
The atmosphere is relaxed and it was great value for money because the dishes were so full of flavour.
I recommend Mutiara to all my friends who are looking for some good quality Asian cuisine.
Roy the owner was fun and welcoming. He has a great business and a great talent as a chef.
This is now our new local and favorite place to have a delicious and reasonably priced dinner or lunch. To top it off we were able to bring our own Otago pino, as it’s BYO.
Well done Mutiara, meaning The Pearl. You are the pearl of Auckland, if not NZ.
See you very soon and thanks for a memorable and special evening.
Samantha & Dave
The variety of food in our table was unbelievable!! I love Malaysian food and I will definitely be back to Mutiara when I want a delicious Nasi Goreng.
Lunch is outstanding- the Chicken Claypot in particular is amazing. Dinner perhaps even better, the Lamb Shank curry and Eggplant Sambal exceptional. Great service and the BYO option mean we are regulars at Mutiara.
My Dad who is the biggest critic of restaurants (and is never pleased with food he gets) loves Mutiara and is always ready to go there.
The owner Ray has always made it a point to come out and have a chat with us when ever we are there, and is sooo very helpful with group bookings. Though the Restaurant is small it is cosy and cute….I LOVE IT!!
We are going there again for a small 50th birthday celebration this weekend, I cant wait.
Nothing has changed over five years since I wrote the above, except that bad-tempered Asian customers waving obsolete vouchers have had time to vent their spleens. Mutiara is different: most Asian restaurants are staffed by cooks who can throw the same old things around in woks; Mutiara is run by a formally-trained chef who can create dishes which properly represent any aspect of Malaysian cuisine culture.
(And I’ve upgraded the rating)