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“Super cool dining experience”
Review of Masu

Masu
Ranked #14 of 2,271 Restaurants in Auckland
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
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Super cool dining experience”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Came here as a group of three and were lucky enough to sit right in front of the sushi/sashimi chef. Great to see them preparing masterpieces right in front of us during the whole dinner! Service was super friendly and knowledgeable without the slightest hint of snootiness or pressure. Food was all shared which I love (no food envy) and arrived fast but well staggered which allowed us to enjoy each dish without being overwhelmed. Stand out dishes were the spinach and grapefruit salad (so simple yet so amazing), pork ribs, nigiri platter and chocolate pudding. Wouldn't recommend the cheesecake (bland and textually unpleasant). We left feeling super satisfied and can't wait to come back. There were a few slips with some missing dishes but they were rectified so professionally I'd interpret that as great service. By the way, our server Valerie was AMAZING!! A must try for anyone who loves Japanese inspired food!

  • Visited May 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Top of the bunch”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great atmosphere, possible the best service in Auckland, the food was fantastic.
great cocktails, the sommelier was very knowledgeable, you can safely accept her reccommodation.
Try to get a seat at the counter to watch the axction in the kitchen

  • Visited April 2014
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“Looking forward to going back again...”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great service, Tasty Food, relaxed but buzzy atmosphere. Looking forward to going back again and will defo recommend to friends

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Bailey T
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Japanese food, with fantastic service”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Had a great meal here in early April, the service was sharp, the food was great, interesting flavours and sooooo fresh, the waiter made the menu much easier to decipher than it looked and we had a great night, Vincent I think his name was, very friendly and informative.
Had an amazing array of Sakes to match our meal and finished with a great dessert selection.
Will definitely be returning here very regularly.
A must visit in Auckland.

  • Visited April 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice but not special”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

The waiting staff were excellent knowledgeable and had great attention to detail. The dessert platter was fantastic. The food presentation was amazing. The mains were the big let down the tempura was less than average the others were okay. All in all a pleasant evening but nothing special taste wise.

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