It is with regret that due to the ongoing and worsening labour shortage Wok Express Parnell is now permanently closed .
We are very sorry to have to close but the staffing situation is now critical as the workforce can now leave NZ to seek greener pastures or return to their home countries but we are unable to bring in any more skilled workers (i.e. chefs) to replace them.

We have been informed by our immigration advisors that due to the new INZ Employer accreditation process commencing next Month it is going to be a difficult and long winded process for small businesses to get approved and not to expect any replacement staff until late 2022 or early 2023.

Unfortunately this is too late for us as we do not have the staff to keep operating now and cant hold out any longer.

We tried our very best to keep going as it is a profitable business but times have changed and we have to scale down operations to survive.

We would like to thank our long standing regular customers, many of whom have been with us since we opened 16 years ago in 2006.

Efforts are now focused on keeping our other 3 stores open in Epsom, Kingsland and Ponsonby and hope that some of you can visit us there.

All the very best and here’s hoping that hospitality businesses can survive these difficult times.

Wok Express