About Mr Go's

Traversing Asian cuisine before looking locally, Mr Go's serves the in-between. 

Mr Go's Story

Mr Ah Go was an 1800's Chinese market gardener on Tasman Street, Mount Cook, just up the road from our restaurant today. Through Ah’s gardens ran a stream , providing access to water – an integral part of his livelihood to grow crops. In 1890, under pressure to source land for Western settlers, local council proposed seizing Ah's land, and culverting the stream for residential development. Instead, Ah proposed to divert the stream and move his gardening to one-side of the land, allowing Western settlers to occupy the other half with the two then to be living side-by-side. Council disagreed, forcing Ah from his gardens for a mere £3 compensation to commence culverting the stream for residential development. Within two years, Ah’s gardens were built upon and solely occupied by Western settlers. It is not known what then happened to Mr Go.

Mr Go’s is a nod to Ah himself, but moreover all he wanted – Western settlers and Chinese market gardeners thriving side by side. Mr Go’s is a restaurant take on this - we’re neither a Chinese restaurant, nor a Western one at that – we’re a harmonious in-between.

This is Mr Go’s – this is not Mr Go. 

Book a table

We take bookings for 50% of our restaurant daily, leaving the rest to walk in. 

  • Groups 2-19, please book online.
  • Groups 19+, please email us to discuss 


We close off same-day online reservations at 4pm - after 4pm, please ring us for same-day booking requests or simply walk in. 


If our booking system is not showing availability for your preferred date or time, we are no longer taking reservations for that date or time - please just walk in. 


Remember, half the restaurant is kept for walk in guests so reservations are not necessary.


If a table is not immediately available, we run an efficient text-waitlist system.


We look forward to seeing you.


Our new off-site private function space, Ruyi Room, launches in late June! Able to cater to groups 30-85, please email us to discuss. More information coming soon!


We have re-commenced our catering and events service as of October 2018!

If you'd like Mr Go's to cater your party, function or event, please email us at hello@mrgos.co.nz to discuss.