'Buko': Pop Up Restaurant

Why Buko?

'Buko' means young coconut in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines. As a young child, Mordido was likened to the coconut for having three cowlicks, similar to the Buko's three dots. Just as the Buko, he was headstrong and very stubborn. Today, this stubbornness translates into his persistence to defy the status quo and to constantly push boundaries in cuisine.

Mt. Eden, Auckland  | Oct '18

Buko for Lifeline

Hosted by The Restaurant Association of NZ

Sunday 28th Oct 7pm @ 45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland

4 course fundraiser with matched Noble and Savage Tea pairings.

100% of the proceeds will benefit Lifeline as made possible through the generosity of our sponsors Restaurant Association, Noble and Savage, Whittaker’s, Chevalier Produce, Ora King Salmon, Fresh As ,  Alliance Farmers Produce, ANZCO, Kaipara Kumara, Goodman Fielder, Insphire  and a volunteer team of chefs and front of house.

To make your reservation Book Here

If you are unable to attend but would still like to make a contribution, please follow this link


Newmarket, Auckland  | Oct '18

Whittaker's Buko Degustation

Hosted by Kitchen Things Luxury Collection

Saturday 6th Oct @ 26 Morrow St, Newmarket

After successful pop-up events in Melbourne, Fiji and around Auckland, Buko returns for yet another degustation event, this time in Newmarket’s brand new Kitchen Things Luxury Collection showroom.

In celebration of NZ Chocolate Week, Buko is presenting a four course dessert menu, partnering with Whittaker’s Chocolate and the Fresh As° Freeze Dried Range to bring their creations inspired by Willy Wonka and his Chocolate Factory to life.  To top it off, each course is carefully matched with Noble & Savage’s Organic Tea Range.

This is a great chance to socialise and be surrounded by premier kitchens. Choose either the ASKO,  SMEG or BOSCH kitchen seatings and see them in live action. There's also the Wonka Tables, great way to interact with others in these larger communal tables.

Indulge in this one night only event then finish the night off with an exclusive gift pack from our generous sponsors.

7:30pm to 7:55pm Canapes and explore Kitchen Things Luxury.

8:00pm to 10:30pm Dessert degustation begins.


Please note: Limited tickets available. This is a banquet style event lead by our chef hosts for the evening, we appreciate you to be timely seated by 8pm


Click here to reserve your spot 

Ponsonby, Auckland  | August '18

Buko at Gypsy Caravan

Hosted by Gypsy Caravan

Saturday 25th  August @ Lot 3, 130 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, New Zealand 1011

6 course degustation with matched Noble and Savage Mocktail Tea pairings , featuring Fresh As ingredients and San Pellegrino Sparking Fruit Juices

Gypsy Caravan is collaborating with Buko, a pop-up restaurant lead by founder and chef, William Mordido.  This is a one night only pop up and will book up fast so be sure to get in quick!

To make purchase tickets email hello@gypsycaravan.co.nz or phone 09 360 4075

Eden Terrace, Auckland  | June '18

Buko at Kai Pasifika

Hosted by Kai Pasifika

Saturday 23rd June @ 3 Mt Eden Road, Auckland

Event:  5:30pm or 7:30pm

5 course dessert degustation with matched Noble and Savage Tea, featuring Fresh As ingredients and San Pellegrino Sparking Water 

Kai Pasifika is collaborating with Buko, a pop-up restaurant lead by founder and chef, William Mordido. The menu will be an exchange of cultures with courses paired with Noble & Savage teas. There are two sittings for the evening, the first at 5.30pm then 7.30pm. This is a one night only pop up and will book up fast so be sure to get in quick!

book your seat today

Alberton, Auckland  | Feb '18

Buko In Wonderland

Hosted by Alberton 

Wednesday 14th February @ 100 Mt Albert St

Event:  7.30pm- 8:00pm Canapes

One night only 4 course dessert degustation matched with Noble and Savage Tea. Treat the love of your life or your friends and family to this Valentines event not to be missed. Courtesy of Heritage NZ, enjoy a tour of the Historic house before indulging in our Alice in Wonderland inspired menu

Let team Buko take you on a journey down the rabbit hole, book your seat today

Malamala,  Fiji  | Jan'18

Buko Lunch Degustation

Hosted by Malamala Beach Club

Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th @ Malamala Beach Club

Event starts 12.30pm

5 courses with matched Noble and Savage Tea

A unique exchange of cultures, a 3 day pop-up Lunch degustation for guests of the worlds first beach club in collaboration with Chef Lance Seeto . Celebrating Fijian produce and combining modern and ancient cooking techniques, an event not to be missed

Click here to read all about the amazing event

Auckland,  New Zealand  | Nov '17

Buko Dessert Degustation

Hosted by Cafe Holm

Saturday 25th November
295 K'Road, Auckland, 1010

4 courses with matched Noble and Savage Teas
Event starts at 7.30pm

Tickets must be pre-purchased. For more information and to make a reservation,
Click here

Melbourne, Australia  | Oct '17

Buko's First Pop-Up

Hosted by Private Dining Room

Wednesday 25th October
Ellis St Studio
South Yarra, 3141

6 courses with matched beverages
Dinner starts at 7pm

For more information and to make a reservation, Click here

What and Where is Buko?

Buko is a pop-up restaurant, we do not have a fixed premises. It is our goal to take a small team of chefs lead by Mordido to showcase our food in existing establishments around Auckland, New Zealand, and eventually, the world. Our menus will utilise the very best of what the area has to offer, paying respects to traditional and modern techniques and flavour combinations, with a special nod to Mordido's upbringing and ongoing inspirations.