From the minute you step inside the dimly lit interiors of Mr. Mista, its intentions for you are clear – you’re here to chow down and drink up. Visit Mr. Mista during the week and you’ll find a moody neon-lit cavern filled with velvet booth seating, dark timber finishes and tropical Southeast Asian touches – but come 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, Mr. Mista is ready to party. Diners are given fair warning and transferred to the cushy lounge area as the down lights turn off, disco lights come on, the DJ turns up the funk and the staff seamlessly transforms the main dining area into a dance floor. Primarily, Mr. Mista operates as a restaurant, so a great deal of emphasis has been placed on the food. Chef Emerson Tauro has created a shareable menu of Southeast Asian-inspired eats, broken into bar snacks, vegetables, salads and raw dishes, meat, curries and rice, sides, and sweets. Mr. Mista also offers banquets for two or more people for lunch and dinner, taking you on a journey through chef Emerson’s favourite dishes.