Bun was stale. Loved it. Meals were disappointing. Great night eating my favourite firecracker chicken, even though I had to share with my son. This place is incredible. Rating 3.5. Decorated with an eclectic jumble of artefacts from across Asia, this is a feel-good destination for dinner and cocktails. I would highly recommend the Ho Chi Min cocktail. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The portions were ample and the chicken dish was deliciously spicy. One suggestion is to ask to be seated with a view of the open kitchen if you like to watch - we were in a side room, so not as much fun!More, I woke up yesterday morning with a hankering for some poon, my wife suggested we go down and try some Monsoon Poon. Indian, Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Auckland i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - SKYCITY, Auckland i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - Princes Wharf. Food is excellent, bar staff are awesome and the cocktails are amazing. Very nice restaurant with good selection of dishes. Monsoon Poon, Wellington: See 820 unbiased reviews of Monsoon Poon, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #47 of 949 restaurants in Wellington. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in India. ( You usually have to wait as the place is buzzing...but that was pre-Covid era). They certainly don’t have the largest list of vegan and vegetarian' User Reviews for Monsoon Poon, Te Aro, Wellington City; Monsoon Poon Reviews; Monsoon Poon, Wellington City restaurant reviews on Zomato. It is a bit on the expensive side, but a...good place to go for special occasions.More, This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Worst bao bun I have ever had. Monsoon Poon, Auckland Central: See 757 unbiased reviews of Monsoon Poon, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #87 of 2,156 restaurants in Auckland Central. Monsoon Poon, Wellington: See 812 unbiased reviews of Monsoon Poon, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #46 of 941 restaurants in Wellington. A drink on the house was all they...offered as an apology and even joked that I had the meal with a splash of drink on the side when I paid for my meal. Covid spacing was never a issue - app codes and hand sanitizer clearly available. In Wellington for a few days and was recommended this restaurant. Service was good, staff friendly and helpful, good prices. Great atmosphere....The creme Brulee was to die for.More, Extremely disappointed with the service. Fire cracker chicken was great but be beware it is spicy!!!! I...couldn’t get enough and my wife was a little messy at the end but it was well worth it! Open kitchen thats just produces the most amazing food ever. Great menu hard to choose but I have to have the chicken whenever I am in Wellington. Serves Asian. The Nasi was great but the rack was huge and exceptional flavorful! Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant? Noodle dish was ok but not served hot. Cost NZ$100 for two people (approx.) Also on an other note, it was way way to...spicy. Had trouble deciding what to eat because there were so many excellent choices. 22 Mar, 2012 2:00pm . The portions were ample and the chicken dish was deliciously spicy. spicy. Had a large cocktail (iced masala chai) poured all over me by the waitress. Monsoon Poon is by no means the only restaurant that engages with this practice. A tidy range of craft beer on the menu too! Are you sure you want to delete this question? The atmosphere is fun and food was very good. In the end we went for Nasi Goreng and Tandoori Lamb rack....The Nasi was great but the rack was huge and exceptional flavorful! The server Alena was helpful with suggestions, and looked after us. Monsoon Poon, Auckland Central: See 758 unbiased reviews of Monsoon Poon, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #84 of 2,162 restaurants in Auckland Central. The atmosphere is comforting, and it seems like an excellent choice if you plan a large group outing. Continue your visit to www.tripadvisor.co.nz, Hobson St., Auckland Central, Auckland 1001 New Zealand. Monsoon is and will always be a regular haunt for years to come foe Fantastic food and awesome service. Could have put it right but failed.More, We had Bao buns, Thai beef salad, and the Vietnamese pho soup. more. Loved this place. Cant wait to go back sometime. Just have you warned, or maybe give you a challenge if you are up to things like that;More, Firstly - The food is always consistently good and the service is generally equally as good. great beer for my hubby? The Monsoon Poon team were fabulous when we had our large team lunch there a couple of weeks ago. Known for Fresh Asian flavours served up in vibrant interiors. Service prompt and friendly. You have to visit this place! Once they tasted by drink though, the bar had to make four more because it was so good! The Monsoon Poon team were fabulous when we had our large team lunch there a couple of weeks ago. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what cuisine restaurant they are. Monsoon Poon: AMAZING!!! One suggestion is to ask to be seated with a view of the open kitchen if you like to watch - we were in a side room, so not as much fun! My blouse, skirt, new watch :-( new shoes, handbag and coat were also covered in the sticky mess! Date of visit: November 2020 I've been freequenting Monsoon for a number of years now (generally lunch time) and have found the food quality, consistency as well as the staff attitude to be spot...on. Monsoon Poon, Auckland, New Zealand. Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page. Atmosphere was lively. Monsoon is and will always be a regular haunt for years to come foe Fantastic food and awesome serviceMore, My wife and I were walking around the Viaduct area. Read Concrete Playground's review of Monsoon Poon, CBD and find 48 more Auckland Asian Fusion restaurant reviews. The fresh, beautiful flavours and satisfying combos are still the big attraction at Monsoon Poon - as good as ever. We regularly visit Monsoon Poon but it had been at least a year since our last visit. a table here. Service prompt and friendly. Monsoon Poon, Wellington: See 820 unbiased reviews of Monsoon Poon, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #47 of 949 restaurants in Wellington. - See 757 traveler reviews, 156 candid photos, and great deals for Auckland Central, New Zealand, at Tripadvisor. Great atmosphere, great service, fantastic food. Great atmosphere, great service, fantastic food. 4 minutes to read . Could have put it right but failed. We went on a Saturday night and even though the place was busy, we did not have to wait for our food for long. The cocktail list is incredible I have never seen so many choices. Monsoon Poon, Auckland Central: See 762 unbiased reviews of Monsoon Poon, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #80 of 2,175 restaurants in Auckland Central. Simply a favourite restaurant and able to follow up with a walk around America Cup Village as the sun went downMore. Fire Cracker Chicken Night at Monsoon Poon Great night eating my favourite firecracker chicken, even though I had to share with my son. We went for a colleague's farewell lunch and they managed the big group really well. Tip: don’t wear a white shirt!More, Food came out fast after we order and the food taste good ,sure. Tip: don’t wear a white shirt! The food was mid priced and there was a good variety of choices, my husband and I shared a platter...which was OK but I did have a little food envy for my friends noodle dish which looked really good.More, We came for dinner for special occasion. Came in to Monsoon Poon with a local friend who highly recommended it. The menu read like a mishmash of East to South East Asian food, Indian, Indonesian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Sichuan, Thai, Balinese, Vietnamese. Monsoon Poon is a charming place with a satisfying and delightful menu. Whatever it is, the food were delicious. The meal was terrific and the staff were attentive and helpful. Service was good, staff friendly and helpful, good prices. We could not even finish one of the meals and we are used to spicy food. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Big serving and awesome taste for the meals at this restaurant. Although odd at first downtown was so much quieter to the last Friday we were in town and excitedly we had no wait in the bar to get...a table here. It is rare to have a drink and dinner for $40 in the city, but Monsoon Poon made it possible. which was OK but I did have a little food envy for my friends noodle dish which looked really good. We had no problem obtaining a garlic free meal. Great menu hard to choose but I have to have the chicken whenever I am in Wellington. 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The Monsoon Poon team were fabulous when we had our large team lunch there a couple of weeks ago. The food was amazing the closest Pho i have had to a Hanoi pho on the streets. Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor. I enjoyed the Penang Chicke...with jasmine rice and naan bread and a glass of Lawsons Dry Hills 17 Gewürztraminer. Would definitely recommend coming here for a work function and would eat there again. Great service. Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor. Monsoon Poon, Auckland Central: See 761 unbiased reviews of Monsoon Poon, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #80 of 2,175 restaurants in Auckland Central. Simply a favourite restaurant and able to follow up with a walk around America Cup Village as the sun went down. Are you sure you want to delete this question? Service was very good. Our menu offers the favourite dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, South China, Philippines and Indonesia. We could not even finish one of the meals and we are used to spicy food. Reviews of vegan-friendly restaurant Monsoon Poon in Wellington, New Zealand 'Have been to Monsoon Poon many time before as a meat eater, but first time as a vegan. Their cocktails are innovative & tasty Good menu with a range of small & sharing plates. Monsoon Poon: Fabulous - See 816 traveler reviews, 131 candid photos, and great deals for Wellington, New Zealand, at Tripadvisor. Great atmosphere, great service, fantastic food. with jasmine rice and naan bread and a glass of Lawsons Dry Hills 17 Gewürztraminer. Would definitely recommend coming here for a work function and would eat there again. 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