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 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 100 seats daily, leaving the rest for walk-in.

  • Groups 1-3, please walk in.
  • Groups 4-18, please book online.
  • Groups 18+, please email us.

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

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


As of 11 October 2017, we are regrettably no longer offering our tailored catering service. If you'd like Mr Go's to cater your party, function or event, please see our takeaway menu. For orders of $500 or more we can offer delivery options and online ordering discount codes - email us at hello@mrgos.co.nz to discuss.