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Cuisine: Asian, Halal, Malaysian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Malaysia’s cuisine is an exciting blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Eurasian & Nonya Cooking. Drawing on their multi-ethnic heritage, Malaysian cooks have developed unique variation on Asian favourites such as Malay satay, Chinese fried noodles and Indian curry puffs. But that’s only the beginning. You will also find unusual creation and savoury butter Prawns - a dish that cleverly blends spices and seasoning from all of Malaysia’s major ethnic groups.

Malaysian food is truly a melting pot of cultures and culinary styles. Take the Assam Curry Fish as an example. Curry spices from Indian traders, the Assam paste made from traditional Malay recipe, and the unique method of cooking that came from early Chinese inhabitants, combined together to form a delectable dish of extraordinary taste and smell. Its style is so complex and remarkable; it will not do just by merely labelling it as a Malay/Indian/Chinese delicacy.

Instead, it deserves a whole new category by itself, and that is Malaysian Cuisine.

Fully licensed & BYO wine.

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Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant
66 Ponsonby Road
Ponsonby
Auckland 1011

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11:30pm -2:30pm // 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Sat: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Sun: Closed
Closed on public holidays

Phone: 09 376 2759

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Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant
Location: Ponsonby
Cuisine: Asian, Halal, Malaysian
Mains: $15 - $25
Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant accepts American Express

Reviews

Melissa Murphy

We had the most awesome time at Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant! The service was top notch and the food was fresh, scrumptious and most amazing! The lamb shank was the most delicious meal we have ever tasted! So is the Assam fish fillet curry, just loving it!! And oh.. the dessert.. Sago pudding with gula melaka is to die for!! Can't get better than this.. We will definitely be coming back for MORE!! :)

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The food was INCREDIBLE, especially the money bags- to die for. First Malaysian food experience so opted for a few things and every dish was perfection. Will 100% be going back.
Service was attentive and very polite.

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Laura Schnuriger

After travelling through India a year ago we haven’t come across a roti in NZ quite the same as authentic Indian roti. However here we discovered the closest thing to it. The food was absolutely incredible. The staff amazing. We are happy to have discovered a little gem

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Rongo Atkins

As soon as we walked through the door, we were treated with a smile and kindness. The food was delicious. I've never eaten Malaysian food before but my family and I loved the food. The restaurant wasn't full at the time we went so a good time to go is 5.30pm on a Friday night. Big Ups!

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good service & food thanks

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Ma Lieza Clacio

Dining in this time of Coronavirus can be a little bit unsettling, but we braved the streets of Ponsonby to try Mutiara. Very glad that we did, everything that we ordered tasted great and the staff and chef/owner were very nice and attentive. My daughter really liked the chicken with salted eggs (Keju Ayam) and my husband, the whole fish sambal. The double fried squid is yum as well. Thank you Mutiara for a lovely dinner.

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A really fantastic dining experience. From the warm and friendly smile and attentive service to the seriously delicious food. The Butter Prawns and Beef Rendang were top notch, probably one of the best we've had in Auckand. So glad we tried this place out and hope to return.

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Excellent service and food.

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Jenna Brown

Food was super tasty, and waitress was really lovely

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great deal. tasty food

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Suchit Kaushal

The best Malaysian in town, cant recommend it enough!

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Aggie Makuati-Afitu

The food was absolutely divine - so delicious and tasty!! Every mouthful superb!! This is definitely my favourite Malaysian restaurant - would highly recommend!
Thanks heaps

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Alixandra Villis

The food was excellent quality, very flavoursome and the wait time was very small. We asked to sit outside and they set a table up for us. Over all very pleasant

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Delicious food in a nice atmosphere. The staff were very attentive and lovely to us. Everything we had was delicious and cooked to perfection!

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Jackie Lee

I love this restaurant. Little old but everything is fantastic.

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Nice place and nice food.

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Megan Nel

Amazing food! Great service! Highly recommend!

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Bushra Rashid

We absolutely loved Mutiara. The food and service were amazing! The mains are very reasonably priced, easy to share with generous portions and delicious! The service was one of the best we have had - we even had the chef come out to check how the meal was. The waitress made recommendations as we're not too familiar with Malaysian cuisine and we were very happy we went with the recommendations. Beautiful people and beautiful food. Will definitely be back!

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The dish is too small.

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Lovely, prompt and friendly service and totally delicious food. We lived in Singapore for years, so finding good Malaysian food is important!!

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Great flavours and excellent friendly service. I recommend the beef rendang.

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Very nice, friendly staff. Food tasty and well presented.

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Scrumptious dinner everything was fantastic.

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Shynaz Musa

We've had the same or similar dishes at the food court down the road but much tastier for half the price (standard pricing) and in bigger portion sizes. The chicken had a strange spongy texture. I avoided visiting the restaurant after a bad experience about a decade ago but expected things to have changed if they were still in business, unfortunately I walked out just as disappointed.

Despite the restaurant being at max about 20% capacity on a Tuesday night, the waitress was very keen to kick us out because we had exceeded the 90 minute time limit slightly (I had looked around several times to make sure we were not holding up a table, but the restaurant was near empty and it was not near closing time, plus other people were still waiting for their food). I think in these circumstances there's a balance between strict enforcement of the 90 min time limit and good customer service. She began circling our table impatiently before asking us to leave (no we were not being loud / disruptive etc, just quietly having a conversation in one corner).

Needless to say we won't be returning to Mutiara again.

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Delicious food great service will be back

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Melissa Murphy

We had the most awesome time at Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant! The service was top notch and the food was fresh, scrumptious and most amazing! The lamb shank was the most delicious meal we have ever tasted! So is the Assam fish fillet curry, just loving it!! And oh.. the dessert.. Sago pudding with gula melaka is to die for!! Can't get better than this.. We will definitely be coming back for MORE!! :)

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Aggie Makuati-Afitu

The food was superb - each mouthful was full of flavour and absolutely delicious! BYOW option is definitely a plus - fabulous night-out!!
I would definitely recommend to everyone...
Thanks so much... we will definitely be back! :-)

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The food was INCREDIBLE, especially the money bags- to die for. First Malaysian food experience so opted for a few things and every dish was perfection. Will 100% be going back.
Service was attentive and very polite.

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Alyssa Lie

Service was quite disappointing from the minute I stepped into the restaurant. Took a while for staff to greet me (I was left standing awkwardly at the front of the restaurant for a while), and when someone finally came around I told them I had a booking with First Table, after which the lady left me without a word. It took another staff member to come to me and I had to re-iterate that I had a First Table reservation before I was shown to my table. Everything was fine for a while afterwards, but then I noticed big groups of diners coming in after us but getting served before us? So we were left waiting for a while, even my drink took a long time to come. Luckily the food was pretty good, and I guess for 50% off the food I can't complain too much.

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Teresa Lee

The staff were lovely and the food came out quickly.

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Kate Rotella

Hands down best value for money in Auckland.
Second visit here, never fails to deliver delicious meals.
Parking always easy and love the BYOW option.
Thanks we’ll be back

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Stina Laurence

Absolutely will be back! Food was so delicious and service fantastic! Thank you so much

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Laura Schnuriger

After travelling through India a year ago we haven’t come across a roti in NZ quite the same as authentic Indian roti. However here we discovered the closest thing to it. The food was absolutely incredible. The staff amazing. We are happy to have discovered a little gem

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Bryn Thomson

Great!

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Lovely food, however the restaurant did not cater very well for gluten free and dairy free customers. Staff did not understand English very well, so there was a mix-up with our order. Although we told them to cancel the tofu salad (because they said it had gluten in it), they brought it to the table and then said that they had not understood us when we cancelled it. Because it was made, we were told that we would have to pay for it.

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Food was lovely. Service great and BYO makes for a wonderful night out.

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Wonderful experience and delicious food.

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The customer service was good, and the restaurant was nice and tidy. Food were a bit average unfortunately.

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Awesome experience! We ordered gado-gado, ikan bakar, kwetiau, seafood soup. We leave the restaurant with full tummy. Absolutely will come back if we visited Auckland again!

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Rupie Ramadeen

Friendly staff and very attentive. Food was flavoursome and well presented. Best Malaysian food we’ve eaten in NZ. The whole snapper was too delicious and the tamarind sauce was to die for. The prawns as a starter was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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Yee Wen Ong

A cute spot with delicious Malaysian cuisine ! They serve really awesome ikan bakar (Malaysian grilled fish)! Would love to be back again to sample more dishes on the menu!

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The money bags were so delicious

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Really tasty food and friendly service. Limited wine selection but not a deal breaker. Will definitely be back!

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LILIANA Niebles

Awesome Staff and food. Chef was very kind adjusting the menu for my mother in law. We definitely will back soon.

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Gabriel Vilches

I never went to a Malaysian family home but I'm sure that's what grandma's Malaysian food tastes like. Generous portions, tasty food, the staff feels like family as well.

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The food was very delicious, we had the beef and lamb curry and was very tasty. The customer service was great tho as soon we arrived they were very welcoming. Great experience. Will reccomend this place.

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Quirino Shin

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Great food. Excellent service. Value for money.

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James Hayter

The food was amazing! Especially the mixed entree that I had. All of the entree was made by the chef (some places just deep fry frozen crap). The mains were good, it would be better with more people and sharing the dishes though to get a taste of lots of food.

One downside was the outside tables where we were sat were quite sticky.

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The food was delicious and we ate too much!!! Thank you for a lovely evening out

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Ana Nora Fune

Great food, will definitely go back for more!

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great experience, great food!

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Suchit Kaushal

Just loved it, it's. A 23 year old restaurant and the best Malaysian in town

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Brady Page

Great food and friendly service!

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