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Wafu Bistro

80 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1231
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“nigiri” (5 reviews)
“tempura” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
80 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Sushi I've found in New Zealand! Was an amazing experience. Every dish was superb and fresh as! So glad to have such a great place in my hometown of Nelson! Thanks Uki!

Thank gypsygirlkrissy
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Lovely friendly staff, clean tidy restaurant. Yummy tempura vegetables, and delicious big tray of sushi and sashimi that we shared with the whole table. Attentive staff kept checking on drinks and replenishing water. Didnt feel like ate much but left feeling satisfied and best of...More

Thank elem7142
Reviewed 14 February 2018

A great place to eat if you would like a truly Japanese meal. The food is freshly made - the chef prepares most of it on the spot. Friendly service and delicious. After a disastrous Japanese meal in the awarding winning restaurant Miyazu in the...More

Thank sandyLimassol
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. Beautifully prepared and fresh ingredients showcasing the best of Japanese food. We sat at the bar watching the chef use his accomplished knife skills to create the perfect platter of sushimi and nigiri. There is a plentiful selection of...More

Thank Jacki H
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Agedashi tofu skin was tough, chewy and tasteless in a mundane broth. Nikau platter ($75) for three was ample but the six species of fish were lacking in taste and flavor. Tasted watery. The types of raw fish would have been hard to taste identify...More

3  Thank kester473
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is third time that we had dinner, but never disappointed. If you really know about Sushi, you can enjoy what they offer here. Good to make reservation for sushi-bar-counter to observe excellent skill of sushi master. Highly recommended.

Thank arepita_rellena
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Wafu bistro has a nice casual japanese feel to it. The decor is simple without being bland and it was nice to see the chef on working on display preparing the meals. We started with some mixed pickles which were good, then moved onto a...More

1  Thank Ingrid T
Reviewed 8 August 2017

What a disappointing night out. I was there with a group of six for a birthday party. It was cold in the restaurant so guests would keep their jackets on. We ordered different dishes and timing of the food delivery was all over the place....More

5  Thank Worldradar
Reviewed 5 August 2017

For those who admire Japanese cuisine with its subtle flavours the WAFU is the place to go. The two of us dropped in for Dinner and had a seat by the Sushi Bar. An excellent place to observe the skills of the Chef as he...More

Thank Ralph777051
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We had a fun night sitting at the sushi bar eating delicious food. The seafood custard was devine. Very fresh ingredients.

Thank hf-nelson
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 1231
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