Cuisine: 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

Open Hours:
Lunch – Monday to Friday – 11.30 a.m. till 2.30 p.m. Lunch only close on Public holiday;
Dinner – 7 nights, 5.30 p.m. till late.

Phone: 09 376 2759
Website: www.mutiara.co.nz

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Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant
Location: Ponsonby
Cuisine: Malaysian
Mains: $15 - $25

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Irene Lee

We've been to Mutiara twice now. Although the food was ok, it wasn't as authentic as some of the other Malaysian restaurants that we've been to. The service was mediocre and the waiting staff were not as customer focused.

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James Whyte

Very friendly staff and great tasting Malaysian food, beef rendang very nice and a big fan of the roti would recommend to other Malaysian fans!

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Excellent service and wonderful food, very delicious and good sized portions. Highly recommend

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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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Katerina Dvorakova

Really nice staff. We ordered a banquet and all meals were stunning

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Had a lovely Dinner went with my husband and Grand daughter (10) the restaurant nice very small, seats probably about 50 customers comfortably, not flash flash but cosy and clean, only down fall is only one toilet. But if you can overcome that issue the food is really really good, i had for the main butter prawns really yummy yummy, granddaughter had the lamb shanks the best ever the meat just melted in your mouth, hubby had the beef hot pot that was nice to, the chef is very passionate about his food probably why it taste so good he came out and a chat and even served me my butter prawns, and to top it off its a BYO wow so we had entrees 3 and 3 mains and granddaughter had desert hubby had a beer we will be back, you gotta try it.

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WOW - So very impressed with this little restaurant! The food and service were fantastic already planning my next visit.

Thank you so much for a great meal.

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Kate Rotella

Great parking
Prompt and friendly service
Thoroughly enjoyed our time there

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John Stoyanof

A very pleasant experience. Good food and service with the chef coming out to check if everything was good .At this time we were the only diners but this didn’t bother us.

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Good food, great service.

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Andrew Wood

Excellent food - great quick service also

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Kiekie Walker

A very friendly and authentic Malaysian restaurant - we’ll be back!

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Chris Swan

Bright and buzzy even though we had a 5,30 booking through First Table. We were warmly greeted . Generous portions and gracious service.

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Great food and nice service. Definitely recommended for asian food lovers.

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robert Brown

Really good food and service but not busy on a Monday night. Will go again

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Salma Imtiaz

It was our first Table dining experience. Staff are very welcoming. We loved the entrees(Prawn treasures and tomyum soup.Mains are generous portions. I had a Chicken rendang and my hubby had a whole snapper which was yummy and reasonably priced.Its a cosy little place, would definitely go again. The 5.30pm time was great as we had the rest of the evening for dessert and movies

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The food was delicious & tasty! And service was great! I would highly recommend - thanks Mutiara

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All the dishes tasted nice, a little bit less salt will be be even better.

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Haris Murtaza

That Beef Rendang was amazing. Was our first expereince on First Table; they knew what they were doing and the service was great. Had to wait 25 odd minutes for Mains but thats understandable with fresh food. Satay Chicken was also amazing. Their Mamak Style Noodles were a little bland as we are used to spicy food but overall, it was a pleasant experience. 4 stars!!

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Hugo Zhu

Food and service was okay, but one of our mango Beef dish was taste off. Very disappointed. Won’t come back.

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Great food!, My favourite was Asaam fish. Good value good service

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Emily Wright

Great location in Ponsonby and BYO ! The prawns with satay sauce for starters was delicious and the beef rendang was very full of flavour. Attentive staff and overall a lovely experience. We would go back again for a cheap dine out experience.

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Food and service was great. Many thanks!

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Nick Abercrombie

Yummy food and great service. Highly recommended!

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Miquel Dowdle

Great food for a great price, they were very accommodating for our needs.

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Amazing food.

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Good food, friendly service, we will be back.

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Awesome service and great atmosphere. We enjoyed the Mutiara special curry chicken, char kweh teow, ikan bakar, kum heong squid and beef rendang.

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Shawn Liu

Food was excellent. Would rate 6 star if I could. The soups were amazing. Currys were true Malaysian flavor. Regarding the service, can't say it was good. The waiters were chatting to each other and having their dinner. The place has no airconditioning which is a pain as it's quite hot here at the moment. Recommended for the great food

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It was our first time at Mutiara Malaisian Restaurant and we had a great time! The food is very good quality and full of amazing flavours, and the staff is really friendly! Would totally recommend it and will definitely be back for a chicky nasi goreng

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Priya Kumar

This is an absolute must if you love Malaysian food.
Service was really good and attentive.We ordered the Mee Greng and Nasi lamek whcih was very tasty .The Malaysian tea is a must.Will revisit to taste the other dishes as rhe portions are pretty big.Thank you .

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Main dishes were very tasty. Dessert was average. Our main waitress for the evening was very friendly and courteous; always approaching us with a big smile. I would like to suggest that they give the table a wipe clean when clearing dirty dishes and before serving dessert.

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Crystal P

Yummy food as usual, we enjoyed every single dish! The chef’s special chicken with Malaysian curry paste was divine. Thank you so much, we will be back soon.

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The Food was amazing! The service was amazing! we will definitely be back there again :)

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We had a fantastic evening here using First Table and really enjoyed it. The staff were friendly and warm and efficient. Atmosphere is great. We had the scallops for entrée (definitely recommend!), the prawn and spinach soup was really yummy too. Highly recommend the beef rendang with coconut rice and roti. Mmmmm. Also worth trying after your meal is the famous Malaysian tea Teh Tarik. Such a yummy treat! We'll be back and definitely recommend it.

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James McCarthy

Great food from this cute little Malaysian place. We had butter prawns and a tofu and eggplant dish. Great flavour and texture, fast service on the food and drink, and a lovely experience. Give these guys on Ponsonby Road a go. The prices are all very reasonable so even without first table a great affordable eat.

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Mairi Cochrane

We enjoyed a lovely meal at Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant. Food was very reasonably priced and everything tasted delicious. We had the Chicken Satays and Penang Scallops for starters and the Special Chicken Curry and the Ikan Bakar with coconut rice for mains. Very fresh and spicy flavours.

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Laura Brash

Loved the food!
We got the Penang Satay and Money Bags for starters,
and shared the Mutiara Special Curry (Lamb shanks), Rendang Kampung and Mango Beef for mains.
All cooked really well- flavoursome, not too spicy, and decent sized portions.

Only negatives involved the service- the one drink we ordered never came and water took a while to be topped up (glasses sat empty for a while).

Overall pleased with what we paid/food we received :)

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We are Malaysians & know Malaysian food.

The rendang was tasty but not as authentic .

Kapitan chicken & "Kum Heong Chicken" [ Aromatic chicken] was yummy & fragrant.
Recommended. Our highlight.

The garlic roti was a bit burnt, flattened - could be lighter & more fluffly.

Mee goreng was delicious,- more like "Char kuey teow " style though.
Again, tasty- but not the authentic mee goreng- needs more chilly hotness.

Chicken satay was so so.
Satay sauce could be more and better balanced.

Sambal fish fillet was nice.

The rice was beautifully presented- in an upside down cone,
Very original.

Waiter & waitress were very polite.
Lovely manner.
Checked if things were OK.

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Excellent service and great food. Didn't have to wait for meals very quick, recommended

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Booked table for 4 people. Quiet night with only 2 other tables. Food was average at best. Husband ordered their specialty Malaysian curry which was very bland, mum ordered exotic beef platter which turned out to be beef with packaged mixed Veges not very exotic at all, brother ordered the yummy chicken which was probably the tastiest dish of the night, I had the fillet fish on banana leaf which is highly recommended on their menu, fish did not taste fresh. We also ordered mee goreng noodle which was ok as well. So after all those dishes mostly had the noodle and yummy chicken. Dish portion given price also very small. They do make a nice mango lassi tho. Overall glad we were on first table as I would not be happy paying their prices and probably would not come back.

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Nick Kim

Honestly, loved te atmosphere in the restaurant and service from staffs were perfect, but the food wasn't enough to satisfy our expectation, especially curry wasn't bad but not good though. Anyway, the restaurant was good for us to remind a trip to Malaysia a few years ago. Thank you, guys.

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Shannon Mayhew

Great food and relaxed atmosphere.

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Food was very yummy and service was excellent...excellent experience

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Mick Holland

The food was amazing, the service outstanding !!! Thanks for a meal to remember!!!

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Crystal P

Great service, good was good, sambal dish was yummy. Would go there again

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Robin Weary

Superb food! Excellent value!

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Food was great with good service.

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Wendy Saelmans

Wonderful whole snapper with delicious wildfire sauce... yummmmmmy! Lovely service and friendly. Thanks.

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Amanda Mosby

Nice food and the services were not too bad.

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