About Mr Go's

Revisited dishes from the streets and hawker centers of Asia, served alongside crafty and creatives beverages.

Mr Go's Story

Mr Ah Go was an 1880’s Chinese market gardener on Tasman Street, Mt Cook, just up the road from our restaurant today.

Through the middle of Ah’s gardens ran a stream, an integral part of his livelihood to grow crops. Under pressure to source land for Western settlers, local council proposed culverting the stream and developing Ah’s land for residential development. Instead, Ah proposed to divert the stream which would allow both his family and Western settlers to live and work side-by-side – a harmonious in-between. 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 are a harmonious in-between.

This is Mr Go’s – this is not Mr Go.

Book a table

We are primarily a walk in restaurant - reservations are not necessary. We accept bookings for parties of 4 or more for 30 of our 90 seats daily, leaving the rest for walk-in.

  • Groups 1-4, please walk in.
  • Groups 4-14, please walk in or book online.
  • Groups 14+, please email or (04) 384 34-88 us to book.

If our booking system is not showing availability for your preferred date/time, we are no longer accepting reservations for that time; please just walk in and we look forward to seeing you.


We cater. Functions, events, work parties, home parties, any parties. We can provide individualised packages based off our main menu options. The below download highlights indicative options only - we're happy to discuss all catering! Delivery is available. We can host large groups for seated lunch or dinner. We cannot accomodate in house pass-around-food or stand up type functions Please email hello@mrgos.co.nz with your catering or large group enquiry.

Download our catering menu here.