Expensive cocktails, but i like the blushing dragon. The roast duck and the pork belly meals are really good dishes, they are at the top of my list. It took a while to get our meals, and they didnt all come out at the same time, but I was still happy with the dishes.
We booked, and knew that the food coming out would be staggered. However, my first dish arrived 30 mins after everyone elses had arrived. We were asked if we wanted to order mains while i was still eating my entree, but the waiter didnt bother to ask if i wanted to order anything for a main, as I was the only vegetarian I couldnt share any of the other mains. The mains arrived and i didnt have one. Never mind, by not asking if we wanted more drinks, checking everyone had ordered, and the rush to get us out the door... We would have spent more and left feeling we had been cared about as customers. Havent been back, and probably wont.
We were recommended to this restaurant by some locals and they were SO right. We had the Lets Eat menu which is $65pp and they bring out an array of dishes which were simply stunning. The falvours were fresh, the plates plentiful and the atmosphere was great. Hughly recommended.
Been here twice, and the cocktails, the SASHIMI and the steak were perfect. However, not as perfect as the most succulent pork belly! Wonderful place to dine, love the chic atmosphere. The bartender we had made us the yummiest yet spiciest cocktail - exactly what we asked for. So good - will def go back again.
A night here is always good if a little hectic as it is often so busy they are very focused on getting you in and out. The best thing about Mekong Baby is the quality of the food and beverages. No matter how busy the dining room is the food always looks, smells and tastes amazing. I also love the fact that you can come along throughout the day and just have a drink in the bar area or on a seat outside with a heater never too far away..
I'm always a sucker for soft shell crab and this one with tamarind is fabulous and the selection of at least 5 curries including my favourite Goat Curry gives you plenty to choose from. Yummy., Unfortunately I've never ended up having room for dessert despite my best intentions. It is a great choice for vegetarians as well
If you are looking for high quality, fresh and delicious Asian food with a great choice and plenty of new combinations to try along with classics such as green papaya salad and caramelised pork belly then Mekong Baby is for you
260 Ponsonby Rd Ponsonby Auckland 1011