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Monsoon Poon

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12 Blair St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-803 3555
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had never been to Monsoon Poon as I'd been told their food was real spicy and I can't handle any type of spice. My partner had gone a couple weeks earlier with work and she said that the food was brilliant and not spicy (she's worse than me with spices) We decided to go and celebration our promotions at work.... More 

Thank Daniel F
Wellington, New Zealand
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318 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with a group and did the $39 pp set menu. More than enough food - and all good tasting. Service good - although somewhat slow at the beginning to kick the entree off that I had to ask them to, and sometimes had to nudge them to do another drink round - BUT it was busy so I suppose... More 

Thank amr100
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the heart of the Foodie Area of Wellington's Funky Dining District, Monsoon Poon offers welcoming, friendly service and an eclectic menu of fabulous Asian fusion. Mix the dishes and share, its the way to go for a group and couples. Food is superbly presented, delicious and a selection caters for all wishes. décor is trendy, edgy Asian mixed old... More 

Thank travlbloke
Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a must try. Lovely service and the food was really good. Reasonably priced food. Cocktail range is amazing, so many options. Was so busy when we went on a Monday night.

Thank ekta69
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to Monsoon this evening after being told on the phone that "we don't take bookings". We turned up some time later and were seated without problem. This was a Monday night and the place was busy, very busy - only in Wellington! we were from Auckland. Staff were young and so enthusiastic with plenty of passion. Jessy, Adele and... More 

Thank richardmartin747
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk from the waterfront this inviting restaurant has a varied menu that combines dishes from Indian and Thai cuisines. Cocktails were great as were the appetizers. Entree selections were varied and very good. Service was friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back on a future trip to Wellington.

Thank kdu-917
New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The vibe is cool. The service is excellent. The food is such a mix of fresh ideas and ingredients it's a treat for the taste buds. Much better than the Auckland monsoon poon... Especially the roti.

Thank Michael33c
Rotorua, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By sharing your expferiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

Thank Annie1861
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monsoon Poon is on the agenda whenever we are in Wellington. Tonight we went early to avoid the masses. We decided to share a mixed entree platter. Pepper squid to die for. Sticky chicken, battered vegetables, rice paper rolls. Everything was awesome. All we could fit in afterwards was dessert and affagato. Gelato with honey praline was memorable. White chocolate... More 

Thank VicnJen67
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happy diners make a lot of noise here. The SE Asian eatery offers basic well prepared dishes with a friendly smile. The place was nearly empty at 6 pm when we arrived and jammed and hopping when we left at eight. Indian lamb and veggie dishes were well seasoned and ample.

Thank Bud W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Blair St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-803 3555
A vibrant atmosphere and an innovative design concept, Monsoon Poon offers choices from the exotic flavours of India, South China, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia - all on one menu.A mix of South East Asian chefs wield their tools of trade in full view of the dining room. Booths and large tables make for an intimate or sociable dining experience, where the wide range of cooking styles can be enjoyed by sharing dishes.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?