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“Excellent value and recommended”

Masa's Restaurant & Sake Bar
Ranked #64 of 186 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited on a Tuesday night and it was full. I think this reflected the excellent value and food. Our meals were very well presented. There arent many places where you can have a quality restaurant soup, entree and main for $33 . The miso was good. The tempura vegetables excellent, with a great variety for only $8-50. The masa special main was very nicely presented with 17 pieces, plus salad and extras. The teriyaki salmon main was absolutely delicious. Crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside - served with rice, potato balls, salad and tempura vegetables it was a beautiful meal.
We found the service of a high standard, with 4 wait staff on. Our meals were hot and prompt. It was a very chilly winter evening but the restaurant temperature was good with good sized heaters.
I will be back.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

A small menu with just a few options for mains and not too many sushi options, but the dishes that we had were quite good.

We had one sushi/sashimi platter which was presented well and had high quality sushi. Just the basic types of fish (salmon, tuna, then ebi, tamago) but that seems to be pretty common here in NZ.

The spider crab roll we had was just good, not as much crab as we like, more of a california roll. But the fish we had as a main was very good and actually more than we expected as it came with a lot of sides including some tempura.

Service was good, and inexpensive BYO ($8 I think) including sparkling wine glasses which is a big plus.

Prices are reasonable as well.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

6 of us went for a birthday meal. From the moment we got there the staff were attentive and friendly. The service was spot on. The food was delicious. Excellent value. It was a busy night we had been warned there was a large party coming. This did not affect the service or food in any way but it was a bit noisy we found it difficult to hear each other. Having said that it didn't ruin our night. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

We had party of six and had an enjoyable time. Service was first rate, relaxed yet attentive and helpful. We ordered array of dishes - mixed sushi, tempura vegetables, calimari salad, salmon, and so on. Everything was very good. Decent wine and sake list. Not sure how I feel about the atmosphere, could use a bit more perhaps. Was surprised it was so quiet for a Saturday night, think only 2 other parties whole time we were there.

Only real negetive was service was pretty nonexistant after we had finished and were just chatting. Wasnt sure if just being nice or had forgot us. In any case, we'll go back again and I'd recommend to anyone looking for decent Japanese meal.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great food at a reasonable price. The best meal we've had out in Nelson. We enjoyed it more than the Japanese food in Japan.

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