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The Mustard Seed Malaysian Restaurant

4 star rating 12 reviews

Telephone 09 925 0799

157 Hobson St
Ground floor, Auckland City Hotel
Auckland Central
Auckland City

A La Carte, Malaysian, Singaporean, Asian
Mon-Fri: 12noon-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Sat: 7am - 10am, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Sun: 7am - 10am
Provided by business


Come in for a nice time at The Mustard Seed. We are fully licensed and we allow BYO wine only with corkage charged. We serve delicious Malaysian cuisine inside the Auckland City Hotel.


Photo of The Mustard Seed Malaysian Restaurant
Chicken Satay
Char Kway Teow
Lamb Curry
Our Special Seafood Eggplant!!!
The famous curry laksa!

More Information

Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Smart casual
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine, Spirits
BYO, Corkage Charge
Wheelchair Accessible:
Takes Reservations:
Dietary Restrictions:
Halal, Vegetarian
Meals Served:
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
Seating For:
up to 200

Reviews for The Mustard Seed Malaysian Restaurant

4 star rating
by Kristine G.
21st April 2014

The service was amazing very high end and just lovely.
Food was good too will definitely go back and would recommend for a cheap night BYO makes it that much more affordable.

1 star rating
by Julie P.
31st March 2013

We stayed at Auckland City Hotel Easter Saturday. For an additional $50.00 we were meant to get 2 full breakfasts at the Mustard Seed. What we got was a choice of ricies or cornflakes and chopped apple/orange for the fruit salad. The cooked selection was lukewarm. The choice was fried rice, noodles, baked beans, tiny sausages, hashbrowns and cold rubbery scrambled eggs. Budget bread, watered down orange juice and bitter coffee topped off the worst breakfast I have ever attempted to eat !

5 star rating
by Renee C.
17th January 2013

I’m a big fan of laksa and I think The Mustard Seed did a fantastic job. Definitely worth to go again with some friends and try on some other food like prawn mee, wat tan hor and other malaysian mamak style’s food. Beautiful food, affordable price with excellent customer service. I’d say this is THE BEST Malaysian restaurant in town so far!

5 star rating
by Zhi L.
30th July 2012

We purchased a voucher and long forgot about it. We posted on their Facebook wall in hope that they would extend it. We knew chances were next to nothing because it had expired for 3 months. But Joni was nice enough to offer us a free main dish.
Outstanding customer service and world class food. She was very friendly and we had a nice chat when paying. We ordered the braised eggplant and it was heavenly. The servings are very generous, and there was enough for us to takeaway! Excellent value for money. Great location with a nice ambience. By far the best Malaysian food I’ve had in NZ.

5 star rating
by Karin L.
20th May 2012

This is hands down the best Malaysian food I have had in NZ. We have been here twice now. First time had Assam fish and Aubergine stuffed with a prawn mix. Probably too much food for two people, but we ate it anyway.
But the last time we went we had Nestum prawns and Beef Rendang, and this was the BEST. The Rendang is so flavoursome and delicious, the Nestum prawns were big, juicy and delicious!
And the plus side is the service is brilliant, very attentive.
We will definately be back. I’m feeling hungry now just thinking about the Rendang! YUM!!!

4 star rating
by John U.
31st January 2012

Wow what a hidden gem. Bought a voucher on the internet and booked for 2 of us which entitled us to a 3 course meal. The booking was hassle free, staff very welcoming and obliging. Tommy the Manager was very courteous and helped us with our menu. The food was excellent, service and staff very accommodating. Highly recommend. I will return.

4 star rating
by Sam B.
10th December 2011

The food and service were exceptional. The portion sizes are enormous, one dish could easily serve two or three people. We went away with four doggy bags. The pawns, beef and chicken were all succulent and the starters very tasty. Excellent value. We will certainly be going back.

The restaurant itself is clean and tidy but could do with a more cozy feel. The restaurant has a very high barn ceiling with lots of large empty tables scattered around. This is a hotel restaurant so I guess doubles up as the breakfast restaurant perhaps they need to divide the room into smaller areas. With a cozier more luxurious I feel they would have the place pumping. The menu is plastic with pictures which gives it a cheap feel. The food and staff are being let down by the dining room decor. Not a restaurant for special occasions but a good place to meet and chat with friends with some great food and service.

5 star rating
by Paul H.
12th September 2011

First thing me and my partner noticed when we walked in was the warm welcome and greeting into this restaurant. The service is exceptional and the staff seem very happy. Our nasi goreng and prawns on black bean sauce were delicious. To top it off we also had a sago gula melaka dessert which tasted fantastic. The restaurant has a nice open setting, will be great for a function or party. I’m going back for dinner sometime.

5 star rating
by Farah Adibah R.
19th August 2011

we had dinner here yesterday for my friend’s birthday. the food was good & the butter prawn was beyond words! but the greatest thing is the friendly and honest service that we received. definitely a good place to have a function or even for a casual eat-out.

5 star rating
by Emily S.
8th August 2011

I went here a few weeks ago for my friend’s surprise birthday dinner. The staff sent us menus to look at prior to the evening. There were 12 of us on the night and we ordered 11 dishes to share between the 12 of us. And it came to less than $15 each. So we were all very happy considering how much food we had eaten!

The food was really good, westernised Malaysian food, but delicious nevertheless!

The staff were extremely helpful with everything, they even organised when to bring the cake out with lit candles, aiding to the surprise. All in all the staff were so polite and attentive and they made the experience so much more enjoyable. The service could not be better!

The food is great, and the service is fantastic! I would definitely suggest eating out here.

5 star rating
by William C.
13th May 2011

Have been for dinner a few times with friends and we’ve enjoyed their delightful cuisine and sterling service each time. Favourites include the Nestum or cereal prawns (you’ll need to phone beforehand to order it), chicken and beef rendang, Hainan chicken, Thai tofu.. Very pleased to keep finding more and more great Malaysian restaurants around Auckland.

1 star rating
by Winston
28th January 2011

The food here has deteriorated. I usually spend 6 months in Malaysia & 6 months in NZ. When in NZ, this used to be my fav eating place until it changed hands. I walked in and was surprised to see that it was under new management. Food didn’t taste anything Malaysian. In fact it was awful. It’s no wonder they were quiet.

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