We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
167 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 8288
Website
Today
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 120: English reviews
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Aunty Mena's is a bit of an institution in Wellington. The food is delicious and well priced and suitable for everyone even a meat eater like me. Don't be put off by the lack of decor just go eat. You won't regret it.

Helpful?
Thank Michelle H
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Love Aunty Mena's! The food is delicious and amazing value. The only downside is that the menu is so big it's so hard trying to make a decision! Not used to so many vege options. But I will make it easier by saying you have to try the spring rolls and curry noodles.

Helpful?
Thank Hope N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Spending a weekend in Wellington I was keen to find the best places to eat, and Aunty Mena's is one of them in my opinion! The laksa was divine and for $13 was such good value! My mum and I ordered a side of wontons and roti as well as our laksas which was more than enough, but we wanted... More 

Helpful?
Thank Danielle1363
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Have been to this restaurant several times over the last couple of years and most recently for dinner on a Sat night. It's a homely unpretentious cheap and cheerful place with some outstanding vegan eats. After eating a few different things from the menu I have settled on the Mapo Tofu as my favourite. It comes in a large dish... More 

Helpful?
Thank MillyAbroad
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Food is tasty and colourful. Love dumpling soup and dumpling laksa. Service is attentive and fast. Perfect place to stop by yourself, have a warming lunch and read a book.

Helpful?
Thank DanielaBean
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

With long-time friends, during a conference gathering us from all over the country, we had a splendid dinner one evening after a long day of presentations. I'm gluten-allergic, and most of my friends are vegan. Aunty Meena's is a firm favourite, so we sat around our big table happily eating bowls & plates of delicious Asian food, in keeping with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kerry T
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I popped in for a late lunch and the experience was as excellent as the other reviews had indicated. The dumpling laksa is amazing and excellent value for money @ $12, the serving size was excellent (i couldn't finish mine) and service was second to none. Free water is provided (nice and cool from the fridge) and the surrounds are... More 

Helpful?
Thank hardlymorethan
Port Elizabeth
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Aunty Mena's is famous in the vegetarian/vegan circles in Wellington. Everything is vegetarian at least, and the food is sensational and cheap. Highly recommend: - vegan 'pork' buns - laksa - vege balls

Helpful?
Thank 80beckiec
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Amazing, cheap, and delicious vegetarian food. They use tofu and other soy proteins, so if you are wary of 'fake' meat then choose carefully. Would highly recommend the (mock) chicken laska.

Helpful?
Thank Carly S
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
197 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We managed to grab a table even though it was nearly full. We ordered the chicken Nasi goreng and the crispy chicken and vegetable stir fry. Really tasty food and the mock chicken in the Nasi goreng was really flavoursome. Highly recommend a meal here at a great price.

Helpful?
Thank Brigitte R

Travellers who viewed Aunty Mena's Vegetarian Cafe also viewed

Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 

Been to Aunty Mena's Vegetarian Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 8288

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aunty Mena's Vegetarian Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Aunty Mena's Vegetarian Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?