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“Must go there at least once”
Review of Masu

Masu
Ranked #15 of 2,355 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: After-hours, 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 7 September 2017

Arrived on time and was promptly seated by a lovely waitress who explained the menu. Ordered Edamama beans to share - ended up fighting for the last three in the bowls as they were so good. Second course was spider crab taco. One mouthful and it was gone. then we had the king crab leg - delicious. Made friends with the neighbours at the next table and had a really good evening. then we had to pay - over the top in my view. Who can afford $2300 for a bottle of champagne and Cloudy Bay at $120 per bottle. Apart from that it was a brillian experience

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a return visit and I have to say the meal was even better than last time. What a wonderful culinary experience. I love sitting at the bar and watching the staff at their absolute best. Staff were attentive and the ambience was great. Thank you again for a fabulous dinner.

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Thank Jinny57
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for 4 to celebrate my dad's birthday. We were introduced by our friends and decided to try. Got a table next to the indoor bar which was not a very good position because it was very noisy. All meat dishes seem overpriced. The two photos shows one dish was a very small beef and we had two piece of each. The baby chicken was very small with a small plate which makes it look a bit bigger (but actually not). I think the taste of the food was ok - similar to a lot of ordinary Japanese restaurants. The price was scary. $300 for the dinner finally ended to have smacks at home (were still feeling hungry). I think it has 3 star food taste, 4 star service, 5 star food presentation and 6 star price.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

very rude staff, totally put me off this place. Food has always been good but it lacks atmosphere depsite its location.

Thank Nathan W
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

A stunning meal with great taste .This is well worth a visit if you like Japanese food or if haven't tried a great place to try .authentic Japanese food

Thank Geoff E
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