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“Fine dining”
Review of Masu

Masu
Ranked #25 of 2,413 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: "A passion for flavour and dedication to detail" Welcome to MASU, the exciting Japanese robata restaurant and bar located in the Federal Street dining precinct. MASU brings atmosphere, passion and a contemporary twist to the traditional robata style of cooking over an open charcoal grill. My philosophy is simple - use fresh local ingredients, enhance the natural flavours of each dish and let the food speak for itself. This pure approach to cuisine is reflected in our clean, natural decor. Add to this a lively, informal atmosphere and you have a beautifully bold and dramatically different style of Japanese dining in the heart of Auckland. Nic Watt
Reviewed January 24, 2014

We were a large party of 10 and we had a semi private room. We had a banquet meal and it was amazing. Beautifully presented, plenty to eat and though not always authentically Japanese it was delicious. Our evening was enhanced by our great waiter, Colin, a Canadian, who made the night. His attention to detail and great service will be remembered.
Great place to eat, but I would image that you would definitely have book as the place was packed with diners when we left around 9pm

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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoy going to japanese restaurants and this one is in line with zuma and nobu. Great design and great food! Really try the chicken, and wagyu beef. We also liked the extra fat tuna that is tender like butter. Staff is very attentive and quick which we like a lot. Great food really go here for a nice dining experience.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful evening dining here while staying at the SkyCity Grand. We opted for the tasting menu and were particularly impressed by the flounder. There is an extensive sake menu, and the food is consistently good.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

How lucky are we to have such an outstanding restaurant in Auckland. We took our Melbourne friends to diner, they are extreme diners in Melbourne so we wanted to get their point of view, as we had already been before and loved everything about Masu. They also agreed that it was outstanding. From the time we entered we felt special, the barman was excellent in muddling our GnT's, beers for the men, poured to perfection. Surroundings just lovely. The waitress was slightly hard to understand, but her explanation of how the menu worked went very well. Food was just gorgeous, fresh and cooked exceptionally well. We would never hesitate to recommend this outstanding restaurant. Please take advantage of what they have to offer. We will return.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great night at Masu restaurant. So much choice!!! Waitress was great, explained how the menu worked and what each section was about. We chose tasters from each section which worked out great as we all got to sample lots of dishes. Totally recommend the fried squid and the flounder.
Setting is very good and the staff very attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Was amazing watching each of the chefs at their stations working, they were so skilled in their particular position.

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