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Wafu Bistro

80 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1231
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
80 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  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
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This was not only amazing food from an amazing chef and Manami at the front of house, it was an amazing experience and I just can't wait to come back. You can best bet that I will tell everyone about you Yuki and minami Thank...More

Thank ruakoura
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food at this spot. The owner Yuki clearly take pride in his fish and presentation. A better than we've seen choice in fish-so refreshing for the usual "how many ways can we serve you salmon and tuna...More

Thank vlad p
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Food was absolutely stunning and tasted incredibly good we can't wait to go back! Sashimi platter and spicy tuna rolls two if the very best! Only thing we could fault was could have been a little warmer in there. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Warickjones
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Restaurant cold. Food mediocre. I was served my main but hadn't received my starters. Advised it had been given to another person at our table. I had to reorder and pay again. Food really no better than a local sushi take away. Wine list poor....More

4  Thank Kate M
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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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