On Auckland’s Dominion Road is a small Indonesian restaurant that boasts an extremely heavyweight celebrity endorsement, The Spinoff reveals. “The best grilled ribs I’ve ever taste..!!!” the large sign reads. The reviewer? Muhammad Ali. The owner of Makassar Corner, laughs at the confusion. “No. It’s not the boxer, but it is Muhammad Ali,” he says. “That name is actually one of our customers – when we first opened he came in and he tried the ribs.” At the very top of Amir Amrullah’s wish list of celebrities who he’d like to visit Makassar Corner is rugby and league player turned boxer Sonny Bill Williams. “Hopefully when he is in Auckland he will come in,” he laughs.

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