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“GORGEOUS!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musashi

Musashi
447 Pitt St (Cnr Campbell St), Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9280 0377
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Ranked #1,041 of 5,207 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“GORGEOUS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We spent one night in Sydney in transit and Musashi made this night a night to remember. The restaurant has a good vibe...it feels busy, but your table feels private. Beautifully decorated and food was just as pleasing to look at. The staff were friendly and attentive. They took their time to explain the dishes and were happy to recommend. I had a beautiful tofu dish and my husband had "their famous pork knuckles" and he looked very disappointed when had finished every last bite. The owner asked our opinion of the food as he said he was trying something new. He is going for Japanese styled bistro meals and I was pretty convinced that he succeeded. Give them a try! Especially if you are tired of your standard teriyake chicken and up for something interesting and real tasty!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dunedin
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Good service and fabulous food. Highly recommend. The tempera baby squid was fabulous as was the garlic prawns. Very quick despite being busy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Please bring back to old menu. New menu disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We haven't eaten at Musashi (which was one of our favourite Japanese restaurant sin Sydney) for a number of years as there was always a long queue outside the door and sometimes we just couldn't wait. The long queue outside of a restaurant is always a good sign for good quality food.

This weekend we thought we give out favourite restaurant a another try as we have all night to queue up and when we turned up at 6 30 pm on a Saturday, we were surprised the queue has disappeared and the restaurant wasn't full! The restaurant has been transformed with new decor (which is modern and inviting) and a new short menu. Our favourite sushi rolls have disappeared and it's been replaced with attempted fusion Japanese cuisine. There is only 1 type of sashimi to choose from and all the sushis are gone. While the sashimi was fresh, the new menu lacks the traditional Japanese food we missed.
We ordered Agadash tofu and miso duck. While tofu and duck were cooked well, the broth and seasoning were strange for our taste.

The service was good and waiters and waitresses were friendly

But we missed the old Musashi!!! Please bring back to old menu! We missed the long queue.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Promising early days”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Ate at the Musashi at the corner of Pitt and Campbell in Sydney during their soft launch. The service was efficient and friendly, the manager extremely jovial and professional, the new décor evoked enough of an oriental/Japanese minimalism nature theme with pine and Japanese style murals. The food was promising and of a decent standard and quantity with 6 mains and two starters sufficient for our party of 8. The lamb and chilli pork chop and the popcorn prawns are personal favourite. The restaurant's official opening was to be the 26th Aug. We were there on the 23rd Aug night. I will eat there again if ever I am in Sydney.

Visited August 2013
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“Great food and they're brand new so give them a go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We had the cucumber salad, bbq duck (which was soooo good!) And then teriyaki chicken. Was the perfect light meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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