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Monsoon Poon

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12 Blair St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-803 3555
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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201 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have not visited this place in a while and were looking for a quick (reasonably early dinner). The place offers an interesting variety of Asian meals with a fair emphasis on malay and indian dishes. We decided to go for a Beef Rendang and a Butter Chicken meal. The Rendang was delicious. Very rich and filling. The butter chicken... More 

Thank SWGH123
Skerries, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined here a few weeks ago and the food was just amazing. we all got something different and the flavours were so distinctive. I was showing wellington off to friends and it was a perfect ending to our evening. staff super helpful to.

Thank Peiky1
Level Contributor
214 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monsoon Poon is a trip to the East - it is a little bit of the Orient away from Oriental Bay. The atmosphere is great although the menu did need the help of my iPhone torch to read it! We were there with family including grandchildren and they were catered for too. The sticky pork belly was a stand out... More 

Thank PeanutWellington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly here, the kitchen was very fast even though the place was very busy! Really enjoyed the fusion food. Loud music created a buzzing atmosphere, but was a little too loud to talk to others comfortably. Good experience!

1 Thank longdoggo
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Found this gem by accident. Great vibe and awesome menu. Food was sensational. Service faultless. Well done.

Thank Warddoggy
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Have visited long ago, however was very pleased to see the excellent ambience and food remains strong. Food is varied and delicious - service is friendly and casual.

Thank KSLDW42
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Monsoon Poon for lunch after reading about it on Trip Advisor. We thought it was very overrated and also overpriced. The New Zealand mussels were fresh, but the broth was not complex, tasting mainly of lime and was spicy. The duck goreng was greasy and cost $24 NZD. The non alcoholic juice cocktails were delicious. Lunch was... More 

Thank Docsbk
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We love asian food, and i love that this place had a blend of south east asian fare on offer. The mixed plater was great to share - lots of variety and good value. We shared the Shaking Beef for main - it was AMAZING! Beautifully cooked beef that just melted in your mouth. The coconut rice was delicious also.... More 

Thank Sarah W
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Buzzy Asian Restaurant with a awesome cocktails list. Good for a few drinks and snack with friends or dine-on a date or with a group of friends.

Thank Peter M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We've had an early diner there. The place is nice. Located in the center. The food was very good. My Bali prawns were delicious. The service was great and quick.

Thank Agata S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Blair St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-803 3555
A vibrant atmosphere and an innovative design concept, Monsoon Poon offers choices from the exotic flavours of India, South China, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia - all on one menu.A mix of South East Asian chefs wield their tools of trade in full view of the dining room. Booths and large tables make for an intimate or sociable dining experience, where the wide range of cooking styles can be enjoyed by sharing dishes.

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