A newbie on the block to sink your teeth into is Mr Hao—a modern Chinese eatery nestled into the heart of Dominion Road.
Owner Paul Wong is no stranger to the hospitality industry, running numerous restaurants with a variety of cuisines in China. After returning to New Zealand he snapped up what was once Italian restaurant Monzu (previously Merediths) and transformed it into a vibrant, sleek, down to earth eatery filled with rustic red and gold decor, cocktails on tap and a menu that will make your taste buds tingle with excitement.
As a Chinese skewer bar, the aim of the game at Mr Hao’s is to eat BBQ skewers and wash them down with a cold beer. Taking inspiration from the late-night dining scene in China called shaokao, Mr Hao aims to be a place for those looking to socialise late into the night over a few brewskies and some after-dinner bites.
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