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Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy, Fusion
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Mekong Baby is good fun; it always seems to have a lively vibe (it can get quite noisy) and attracts a relatively young clientele. The food is not particularly original, but very nicely executed. Good drinks and wine menu and very attentive staff. A couple...of good private rooms too.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Insane! Every dish was perfect!!! We chose the 70 dollars feed me menu. We will definitely be back! Service was just as good as the food too.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants around. I could go on and talk about how incredible the food is WHICH IS TRUE or I could talk about the incredible cocktail list with fabulous prices WHICH IS TRUE but what stands out about Mekong Baby is the...service. The owner Marcin works the front of house and that makes all the difference. His service is exceptional and we are always greeted and made to feel like truly valued customers. This will continue to keep us coming back time after time. If you are looking for a great night out with great food and top notch service then this is the place. You deserve every bit of the success you are getting Marcin well done to you!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

Marcin and Jackie amazing!!! Mekong is our official business meeting venue every Thursday with my biz partner. The service is outstanding, food is consistently flavourful- it’s like stepping in exquisite Thai or Malaysian restaurants. Been coming here for years and every visit is an experience....The staff are great!!!!my mojito is divine!!!👌👌👌More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

Our reservations where messed up and where not on the books. Our group of 6 from Chicago was met by the owner who found a table for us. Food was fast and fantastic. Best on Ponsonby Road. Very fair pricing for very good food.Excellant

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

Pleasant location, happy staff, but a disappointing eating experience. Meal was far too salty (soy sauce?), and really average. Tempeh type fish and pork were very good, but the sauce tasted like out of a condiment jar, i.e. Asian takeaway. Cocktail was ok though.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

Booked Mekong Baby for an evening out as we were visiting my son on our 4 week trip to New Zealand. The food was amazing, especially the pork belly. We also had a number of cocktails which were terrific and tasty too. The whole evening...was really complimented by the staff who were really helpful, friendly and efficient. As a wheelchair user I came through the level access door and we were offered a choice of tables to suit my needs. The only recommendation I have for Mekong baby is to make it clearer that they have an accessible toilet and perhaps add a photo on their website. I almost did not book as I was not sure on access which would have been a shame as the restaurant is superb. Vietnamese food is now my favourite cuisine.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

We tried the “let’s eat” since we couldn’t decide what to order. It was fantastic, delicious, interesting and so much food - a really cool experience. They even substituted one of the dishes to suit dietary requirements, was a really relaxed and funky atmosphere. Drinks...were awesome too. Can’t fault the food and experience. We’re already deciding what to order next time but definitely loved the pork belly and papaya salad!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

Fabulous food, fabulous service! Came here for lunch and sat out on the pavement watching the world go by. This place has a fantastic vibe, great music & super friendly & attentive staff. The food is Southeast Asian fusion & the flavours are just out...of this world delicious. Will definitely be back. And highly recommend to anyone visiting AucklandMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Dined with 6 friends and enjoyed the “feed me” banquet. Make sure you go hungry and there is so much delicious food. I loved the chicken wings in sweet sticky sauce as was the fried prawns

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023 via mobile

Amazing experience, the owner and service were beyond outstanding. The food was amazing. And so were the wines we tried. Totally recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

The food was probably a 4.5/5 but the service was above and beyond! We got our waitress’s name but we waited too long to write the review and sadly forgot, but she deserves amazing recognition. She was attentive, conversational, helpful, and efficient. The food was...very good, however it arrived suspiciously soon after we ordered, it must have been pre-prepared. I ordered the pad see ew, and the noddles and flavors were delicious, but the beef was a little tough, likely because it has been pre-prepared and either sitting out or re-heated. Despite this, we had an incredible experience and highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Beautiful place, lovely staff and delicious food got the Mekong baby and well worth it. The waitress always checking in on us making sure we were okay 👍

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Excellent! Beautiful fresh and full of flavour food. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic helpful staff, excellent customer service. Perfect!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

We have been dining at Me Kong Baby since covid. Every dinner has always been excellent with outstanding amazing service. The owner is a great host always making us feel so welcome. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Yes they have vegan choices on their menu, I just had the papaya salad and omg was it sooo good
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Mekong Baby is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5