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Mix Moon Restaurant & Bar

4_half star rating
43 reviews

Cuisine: Asian, Singaporean, Thai, Vietnamese

29 Totara Ave
New Lynn
Waitakere, Auckland
09 827 3313

Hours:

  • Mon & Tues 5pm – late
  • Wed – Fri 11.30am – 2pm, 5pm – late
  • Sat & Sun 5pm – late
  • Facilities/Features:
    • Business Dining
  • Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
  • Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
  • Good For Groups: Yes
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Mix Moon Restaurant has fast become famous for offering “Every flavour imaginable” in their South East Asian Fusion Restaurant in New Lynn, Auckland.
Experience the exotic flavours of South East Asian Cuisine, featuring food from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan.

Owner and Chef Vut has been creating and experimenting with South East Asian Cuisine for over 20 years. Now, his dream to open a restaurant that caters to all that the region has to offer has come true in Mix Moon. Come and experience his dreamworld of exotic tastes and spices.

43 Reviews for Mix Moon Restaurant & Bar

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15th May 2013
5 star rating
Beautiful food. Fresh, healthy, tasty, great presentation. Excellent service. Relaxing ambience. It has become our favourite restaurant in New Lynn. It’s great and rare going somewhere where they totally get it right… Particularly in New Lynn and Titirangi.

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25th July 2014
5 star rating
Went there tonight, everyone’s food was delicious except mine (the tiger beef which apparently has been adapted to western taste and was a bit bland), and the staff very kindly deducted the price of this dish from our bill. Great response to a customer’s feedback, would reccommend mix moon to anyone who wants to eat great fusion food, confident in the knowledge that this is a place committed to making customers happy. Thanks mix moon!

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Al K.

20

6th May 2014
5 star rating
Probably the best in the west. A little hard to find a nice restaurant in the west. Went for lunch with friends on a Saturday. The place is nice and clean. Food was delicious and service was one of the best we had so far in Asian dining. Fusion at its best. Loved everything about this restaurant. Surely coming back for dinner next time round.

Visited April 2014

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2nd May 2014
4 star rating
A great restaurant out west! An excellent selection of various Asian cuisines – definitely an option to please everyone on the menu. I have been twice now and will definitely keep coming back.

A good sized restaurant with some outdoor seating, clean and tidy inside and very popular. Highly recommend it.

Personally, I do not understand the comments about low lighting from others as I did not have any difficulties – but I did go earlier in the evening on both occasions.

Visited April 2014

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NeepZ

12

29th April 2014
4 star rating
Amazing selection of food, unique to be sure. Presentation was phenomenal!Highly recommend this restaurant due to variety, taste and atmosphere. One negative though was that the music was loud, which in turn made others talk loud, so i was pretty much shouting at my girlfriend half the time. . Best for a group of friends that have varying tastes.

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16th April 2014
4 star rating
Food tasted great , but take a torch so you can see what you are eating as lighting is so poor even reading the menu we had to use a cellphone light

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10th April 2014
5 star rating
Chose this Thai restaurant over many others & we were not disappointed, it was absolutely beautiful. Our dishes were cooked with delicious flavors & presented well. Service excellent.
I only have 1 small, tiny complaint…the lighting is far too low, most of us couldn’t read the menu, I had to use my cell phone.

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6th April 2014
4 star rating
Was a great experience and the food was outstanding the waitress were friendly and helpful. One can not fault the service or restaurant in any way. Layout is nice as well.

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5th April 2014
5 star rating
Delicious food, great service, super friendly staff. We went on April 2014 and we had a great time there. The food came in 5 minutes and was really taste. It wasn’t cheap but worth cent. I’ll certainly go back!!

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25th March 2014
4 star rating
Fantastic food. Great service. Really like this restaurant and will return. Only gave 4 out of 5 stars because acoustics are not so good. If you’re a bit deaf (like me) try to go on a night when they’re not full.

Visited December 2013

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14th March 2014
5 star rating
Last night was my first visit to Mix Moon and I thought it was really good. The service was prompt and friendly. Our orders didn’t take too long to come out and they regularly topped up our water. Everyone in our group seemed to really like their food (including myself). I thought this was very impressive considering that there is a such a range of different cuisines and they managed to nail them all. I especially liked my starter which was called something along the lines of ‘Crispy Moon’.

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20th February 2014
4 star rating
This is our local ‘go-to’ restaurant. It boasts a diverse “mix” of South East Asian dishes that are surprisingly authentic.

Sometimes the service is a bit hit and miss, and the chefs are certainly fond of MSG, but the food is reliably good. Take away is available too.

This place is lifting the game for other New Lynn eateries.

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26th January 2014
3 star rating
This is my 3rd visit to Mix Moon. The food is always great but the service and noise levels are not! I will never return again as 3 chances is enough. On all 3 occasions we ordered drinks and they took from 10 to 20 minutes to come to the table. This is terrible and on the last time. One person didn’t get given a knife and fork when they were brought out. When we asked for one the waitress brought a knife and spoon.
By the time we all got a knife and fork the food was getting cold.

Overall I’m disappointed with the service and expected a lot better.

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5th January 2014
3 star rating
Can’t fault the food – it was delicious and very flavoursome – but horrible service. We went on a busy Saturday night and did not have a good experience. Arrived at 7.30 and shown to a table but did not get any attention for at least 30 minutes – even after catching the eye of one of the waitresses to tell them we were ready to order. We ordered our drinks, entres and mains all at the same time. Another 20 minutes later our entre arrived and the drinks 10 minutes after that. Then there was another very long wait until our mains arrived – one and a half hours after arriving at the restaurant! We complained about the long wait and were told we would get a free round of drinks to compensate, however these did not arrive until we had already finished our mains. I agree with other reviewers that the acoustics in the restaurant were awful – not nice having to shout across the table to be heard!
They may have been short staffed or something but we felt ignored and what was supposed to be a special occasion was not so special. What was annoying was that a couple who arrived after us had their orders taken and meals delivered before we’d even got our entres! There did not seem to be a dedicated waitress for our table at all and it was all very slap dash. Sort out the service Mix Moon and we will be back again. Perhaps they are a victim of their own popularity.

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29th November 2013
5 star rating
I went for evening meal, have been before and my views are still the same, Food is excellent, I love the foods of Vietnam and here you can get that, the customer service has improved a lot since it opened the prices are on some items a bit steep.
The variety on the menu is wide, and glasses used for drinks are high class, the place is busy so they now have got it right.
Great place to take business friends.
They are not open on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Everything looks clean and furniture is of high grade.
They always have a good number of staff on duty so not so much wait time.
For 2 Adults and one 14 year old cost $113 ( no starters) just a main each and 1 drink each. Easy to get to from downtown by bus to New Lynn then a short flat walk of 3 minutes.
Parking can be a bit tight.

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5th October 2013
2 star rating
Not that great the seafood wasn’t fresh. I had the salmon rolls for the appetiser didn’t taste too fresh but the flavours were good. I had the king prawn salad and the prawn didn’t have the vein removed and was so not fresh it looked like a slop of grated carrots and papaya drenched in juice not good. When I told the waitress about it she just said that dish is very popular we also gave feedback when we paid and no discount for the poor food was offered. The waitresses seemed too busy to care. The food came out quickly which seems to indicate they are not prepared fresh. I wouldn’t go here again especially if you want fresh food.

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28th September 2013
4 star rating
We’ve been going to this restaurant often. Everything in this place is great apart from the acoustics. This restaurant is extremely noisy even when not full. They should install sound baffles. Other than that great food :)

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Ray G.

9

23rd September 2013
4 star rating
I have been there several times and can recommend it highly. Great food, reasonable prices, firendly service, extremely clean. Everything one can expect from a suburban restaurant

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2nd September 2013
3 star rating
Six of us visited Mix Moon on Saturday evening 31 August. The food was absolutely first class, as was the service. However the noise levels were such that we could not carry out a normal conversation. We all had sore throats the following day from yelling at each other to be heard. Nothing was done to keep an extremely rowdy table quiet. A shame really as this could be a brilliant place to go.

Visited August 2013

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31st August 2013
5 star rating
Delicious food, great service and nice ambience…
Have been there with the wife for a night out and have also taken the children – always leave with a smile.
Thai green curry is a great choice as are the meat dishes, something for everyone and staff are extremely friendly (also helpful when you don’t know what to order)
Great place!

Visited July 2013

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26th August 2013
5 star rating
Delicious food! This is now my favourite restaurant as they are the only place I have been to since the old Linda’s Place in New Lynn closed down that makes Char Koey Teow well. Excellent service and so fast for takeaways.

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22nd August 2013
5 star rating
We had a fantastic meal at Mix Moon. The service was lovely, the food was exquisite and they even made me an off the menu cocktail. I highly recommend the butterfly nests – intriguing and delicious. Thank you for a great meal. A real gem with high quality food in little old New Lynn. We’ll be back.

Visited July 2013

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3rd August 2013
5 star rating
This is our new favourite restaurant. The food is superb, the music good, the staff friendly although busy because the place is now very busy especially on weekends. The decor is great too. i really could not fault the place although they will need to ensure they have sufficient wait staff to cope with the increasing success of the business. Simply excellent. Pays to book. Takeaways excellent too of course.

Visited July 2013

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3rd August 2013
5 star rating
Me and my partner ate here lastnight food was amazing and so fullfilling we sat outside and it was heated and warm we weren’t forgotten however service was on point every 10mins someone came to refill our water asked if we needed drinks or anything else. I really enjoyed this place and mix moon will definitely see more of me and my family! My partner even left a 20 dollar tip 10/10 from me.

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Gem ..

8

16th July 2013
5 star rating
I went here with a friend last and was instantly impressed by the restaurant, it was modern, stylish and very welcoming. I loved the heaters going outside and the fairy lights added that nice touch. We were seated and given menus, the waitress went away for a bit then came to take our drink orders. We ordered sprits, I had ordered a double which was disappointing as it was more like less than a single, couldn’t taste the alcohol and was even in a short glass, at $9.00 you’d think it’d be a double. We then ordered and the mains were beautiful, very impressed by the food. Although the medium was more mild than medium for my curry. The waitresses weren’t around much, although they were very polite and asked how our meals were and upon leaving as well. We didn’t want desert as were too full, which was lucky as they had given us the menus and then forgotten to come back for about 20 minutes. It was a quiet night and very nice place, overall yummy food and good experience, I will definitely be going back. Might just order a coke next time though!

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18th June 2013
3 star rating
Friday 14th June, took a punt, after being recommended Mix Moon by a friend, arrived for diner with booking at about 6;30pm.
Restaurant was near full, however there was a table for two just for us..

Offered water and drinks menu, in timely manner, took awhile for drinks to arrive , understandable with the barman pushing out drinks as fast as he could.

Ordered entree and mains for two, server ask how spicy , I went for xtra hot..

Entrees great, though not as spicy as ordered, then the mains did not come out .

Found out they had mixed up the order and they tried to swap our order for their mistake. Not once but twice…
Had to tell them that we did not like the dish they were trying to force on us.

Eventually the right food came out, but still not spicy hot.

Left in a somber mood, not how I would normally feel.after a good dinner out.

To recap:

Spicy hot is spicy hot, not mild
Apologize for delay in service, but don’t try to force your mistake of another meal on anybody,

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9th June 2013
2 star rating
We were very disappointed. The service was abrupt and lacking. We couldn’t even get anyone’s attention for more rice. Our dishes were unspectacular and one dish was very over salted.The space is pretty cool in a urban way, so we are hoping service will improve and become more friendly.

Visited May 2013

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6th June 2013
5 star rating
We were pleasantly surprised! The food was fresh and light. Spicy when we asked for it. It is great modern Asian food.

I think this place will increase the value of this little food area in New Lynn, as it is city standards.

Great for group dinners, and small dining.

Visited May 2013

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megan

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12th May 2013
5 star rating
Superb atmosphere for a group or smaller gathering, wide variety of diners. Food and presentation was spot on, everyone in our group of 10 were thrilled with their food, roti was excellent and the sago dessert was to die for.
Very good service – the waitress noticed us giving a present to one of our group and quietly asked if it was her birthday, to our delight when the desserts came out she then turned down the lights and lead a chorus of happy birthday!

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12th May 2013
5 star rating
The food the staff the restaurant the service was not good it was excellent
Well done to the thai staff so many people are negative towards foreign people

Personally I find them so nice always smiling and eager to please I wish our own people could take a Page from their book

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Dan

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28th April 2013
5 star rating
We ventured out to New Lynn to Mix Moon and were really pleased we did. Although parking was a bit of a nightmare on a busy Saturday night, the short walk to the restaurant was fine.

The food was nothing short of excellent and ranks up with the best Asian fusion restaurants in Auckland.

We enjoyed the Crispy Moon and Butterfly Nest to start, which were both extremely tasty. To follow I had the Roti Rendang and my partner had the Crying Tiger. Both were great, with excellent roti and perfectly cooked beef for both.

Great service as well. Highly recommended.

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13th April 2013
4 star rating
Their reputation for superb Asian food is growing. We were recommended this restaurant and were not disappointed. The food is reasonably priced and there is an amazing selection of authentic Asian food. There is a range of heat selections available, I chose hot and my partner medium and we were both pleased with the spiciness. We have eaten meals in China, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia and this restaurant is up there and better than many. The staff know the dishes and are happy to discuss your choices. The service was good and came with a smile. The restaurant is large and open and can be a little noisy but that wont stop us going again, and again.

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9th May 2014
5 star rating
We dine at Mix Moon frequently. The food is fabulous the service is excellent. we dined there recently with friends and when my husband was asked, ” what would you reccomend “?he replied.” all of it”! Yes, we have been there so many times we can reccomend all of it!
Going there this Mothersday can’t wait.

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Tammy

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15th March 2013
5 star rating
This place is amazing!!! Food is delicious and the service always comes with a smile. I’d highly recommend the laksa and the green curry is a favourite too! Free parking, awesome staff, 20% off takeaway orders, divine food, and all in the heart of New Lynn! I will definitely be back for more laksa!!!!

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Caro

1

1st March 2013
5 star rating
This is the first time I have felt compelled to ring back (after ordering takeaways) to compliment the chef(s).

I regularly eat at two other very good places in New Lynn but this one has become my favourite. I also came with a group of friends last week and we agreed that it’s better than any Asian place we’ve been to in the city.

No doubt word will soon spread. :)

(And a previous reviewer was bang on about the anchovies and peanuts!)

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Antony

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1st March 2013
5 star rating
Wow! Are we glad this place has opened up in New Lynn. The food here is outstanding! The place is new and clean, with a pleasantly decorated interior. Service is attentive, but the food is stand out. They have both a Thai and Malaysian chef, hence a diverse menu. I have eaten at a lot of Thai and Asian restaurants in Auckland, and traveled to Thailand and Malaysia and eaten some impressive food, this place is easily on a par with the best. Takeaways are actually quite reasonable with 20% off eat in prices. We will no doubt be regulars here.

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27th February 2013
5 star rating
What a great find! Worth the drive to new lynn. great service and the food is divine! You must try the peanuts and anchovies!Great sized portions and fabulous favours. Spotlessly clean, heaps of parking out the back and well priced too. Even the drinks are cheap.

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Kleo

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25th February 2013
5 star rating
A great find in New Lynn. Beautiful restaurant, almost empty and it shouldn’t be. The food was wonderfully flavoured, service was excellent – friendly and helpful. The prices were good too. Nice size portions – good for sharing. The place was spotlessly clean, toilets immaculate. Where are all the customers? Maybe Sunday is just not a busy night out West. I went with two well-travelled visitors from the US who also agreed the food was exceptional. Highly recommended and I will be back.

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7th February 2013
4 star rating
Had takeaways here and selected mainly Malaysian dishes. Great value and really authentic as well. I asked for ‘spicy’ and was pleased that all dishes were equally hot and they did not tame the dishes down just because I was a kiwi. Finally good to see a challenger to Bunga Raya for Malay food. Can’t wait to try the Thai dishes next.

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3rd February 2013
5 star rating
Went on a Sunday evening and the place was practically empty. I have no idea why! There is good free parking very close, the interior was really well designed and laid out, the service was great (although this was hard to judge because we were one of the only tables in use), oh and the food was AMAZING.

I sampled 5 mains dishes from my family members and they were all impeccable. We shared 3 entrees, and I let myself go for desert and had deep-fried ice cream (which was insanely tasty). Amazing flavours, and very authentic too.

The toilets were clean and also well designed. But on the way to the bathrooms I walked past the kitchen which is open so you can see inside. They had all the fresh herbs, spices and veges laid out in separate containers and the smell… I was hungry all over again!!

One of the waitresses even heard my little brother drop his spoon on the floor from the other side of the room and came over to us with a selection of cutlery to replace the dropped one. Classy!

Over all, I will be back. Many times.

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16th January 2013
5 star rating
I went to Mix Moon with some friends for dinner and am already planning on taking my boyfriend there. The food was delicious – a lot of great vegetarian options, the service was fantastic and the restaurant itself was inviting and a pleasure to dine in. I strongly recommend going to this gem of a restaurant, I know I’ll be going again! :)

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Tracey

1

15th December 2012
4 star rating
Great place to go for a relaxing tasty meal, the staff are very attentive and the service is quick. The restaurant is clean and inviting.
You have to try the sago pudding it is delicious, my daughter and I go here often now that we have found it. Well priced and the portion sizes are good.
Tracey

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28th November 2012
4 star rating
This is a new restaurant in New Lynn. It has an A food grading which is always enticing. The restaurant is clean and spacious and has a nice atmosphere. The food is South East Asian and very tasty. The ingredients are fresh and well-presented. Service is with a smile and my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal there and will definitely go again. They also do takeaways.

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