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 steam 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

Mr Go's is primarily a walk in restaurant however we accept bookings for 30% of our dining room daily.

If your preferred day/time is showing "None available" please just walk in - we welcome you at any time and run an efficient wait list system with seats available along the bar.

For bookings of 10+, please email or phone us. We can seat up to 18 diners on a single table - minimum per head spend may apply.


We cater. Functions, events, work parties, home parties, any parties. We can provide individualised package based off our main menu options. Delivery is available. We also offer up half our dining room for larger in house events Monday - Wednesday, lunch and dinner, and can open by arrangement on a Sunday. Email to enquire.

Download our catering menu here.