Who, what, why


Comensa is the group company of three award winning eateries Cafe Hanoi, Xuxu Dumpling Bar and Saan. It is owned and operated by Jason van Dorsten, Krishna Botica and Tony McGeorge.

Each of the three eateries offer very different experiences but are connected by a shared DNA; unique spaces located in vibrant districts offering both classic & contemporary food from the East.


Culture has been described as everything we do that is beyond what is strictly necessary.

Apart from the basic need to eat, everything else about food is a reflection of our desires, ideas and beliefs. It’s how we want to live our lives; what’s important to us.

The core belief that food is an essential part of culture, that food matters, is why we love the food game and care how we play it.


Jason Van Dosten

Jason began as a chef specialising in European cuisine in New Zealand and the UK, before focussing his passion towards Vietnamese food. Over the last decade he has spent two years imbedded in local Vietnamese life, to further his knowledge of the food and the culture.

Krishna Botica

Krishna is one of the most highly respected professionals in New Zealand hospitality. She has been associated with some of the most loved and successful restaurants in Auckland and has won numerous hospitality accolades. She is also the president of the Auckland chapter of the Restaurant Association.

Tony McGeorge

Tony worked in advertising prior to moving into hospitality. He has built a number of influential, award winning bars and restaurants in Auckland.