I had an amazing dinner experience here. Each dish we had was delicious, with fresh, good quality ingredients. The seafood was so good! The standout dish of the evening for me was the truffle lobster, which was not my usual preference but turned out to be surprisingly delicious!
The service was attentive, friendly, and efficient. The atmosphere was comfortable and spacious. In my opinion, this is one of the best places to get authentic Chinese food in Auckland. I also tried their yum cha, which was just as good and authentic. I highly recommend it!
Our go-to yum cha place. Service was super fast. Their roast duck was legit so good. Duck meat was so tender and the sauce was literally the best which tasted like they mix the plum syrup with the soybean paste. My fav was always the chicken feet were so yummy.
Well lit venue with plenty of seats and a decent amount of space behind you between tables. That being said though, would still recommend booking in advance anyway.
Very polite and attentive staff, you'll get service faster and with less hassle than you would other Chinese restaurants.
Food is excellent even the oily dishes aren't so heavy. It's on the pricier end but a fair cost for the quality of party of flavours dancing in your mouth. Recommend their shark fin fried rice and beef with more mushrooms.
This was an interesting place.
We were given items we did not order but were charged, and some of the items we did order never arrived.
The items we did order were cooked beautifully and we enjoyed them.
I don't think we would go again due to the missed ordered item which was an essential part of my meal & being charged for the tiny plate of peanuts & pickled radish then a few cherries that were given to us but not ordered by us.
Melissa General Naturopathic Practitioner
Found this gem early this year and one of the best yum cha the city has to offer. Unlike establishments in the city, Mr Lobster offers it’s guest a wonderful variety of yum cha that’s freshly prepared, full of flavour and generous with quality ingredients used (not loaded with carbs just to fill you up!). Even the tea that’s served has generous tea leaves that doesn’t make it watered down even after 4-5 top ups - what a treat compared to many other Chinese restaurants we’ve been to.
Every dish was immaculate - was hard to pick a favourite!! We were a part of 4 and food ordered was more than sufficient - even with some left over for take away. Be sure to book beforehand to secure a table - they do 2 seatings at 1030 or 12 on Saturday
Slightly more expensive than other joints, a meal here is still very much worth it as it nourishing and filling. Great service too, restaurant is clean.