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Musashi Japanese Cuisine - St Heliers

64 Waimarie Street | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 2827
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (8 reviews)
“yaki” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
64 Waimarie Street | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

First time we had been to Musashi. Service was awesome and the staff were very friendly. Superb Japanese food, the dishes we had required further cooking at the table which added atmosphere to the meal. We had a great time the restaurant was buzzing and...More

Thank Stu1950
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Been coming here on and off for last 2 years, they are very consistent with providing delicious and well presented food. Service is always prompt, efficient and friendly. Well done to the kitchen and front of house staff. Always a winner

Thank MitzygirlNewZealand
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Arriving at 5.30 for our booking we were the only ones in the restaurant for a mere 10 minutes- before if was packed, and people were being turned away. Service was efficient, colouring for the kids, nice buzz. Great kids menu, good selection of beers,...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Great family evening with awesome service, a great buzz and of course delicious delights. My go to is the sashimi platter. However we all had different meals. Soft shell crab always a go too and then husband loves a good set menu where the tasty...More

Thank Vanessa Ann S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Excellent Japanese food and the portions for lunch were more than enough. However, compared to dinner, the menu is more limited. Service was friendly and the place was quite busy. The only down side was that not everyone's lunch arrived at the same time. We'll...More

Thank MikeyLPT
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We are locals and regularly visit Musashi. Our booking was for 7.30pm Saturday. At 9pm we were told the kitchen was closing and at 10pm staff were clearing tables and slamming chairs so loudly we felt uncomfortable staying. We were never offered dessert or tea....More

Thank ingerplinger1
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We pre booked the day before, a table for 4 for a birthday lunch. On arrival, there were 2 tables outside with gas heaters on, one was not occupied. We asked if we could sit there as we had a sleeping baby with us and...More

Thank Invessi
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with my family and a friend. We ordered the dragon roll and the tuna roll that they torch tableside (forgot the name). Both were excellent. We also ordered the set that was good for 2 people and opted for sukiyaki and beef hooba...More

Thank azziedb
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Thought we'd try this local eatery which always seems busy. It's quite telling when you turn up on a weeknight to a fully booked restaurant and the one next door is empty! Beautifully prepared Japanese food, great set menu options if you can't choose and...More

Thank kiwis-in-UK
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I've decided that even though Musashi has some of the best Japanese food, I'm just over them rushing us out. I am such a regular but am not seen as a valued customer so will not be supporting their business from now on sadly. This...More

1  Thank vdwsydney
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Waimarie Street | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 2827
To owner and Chef, Satoru Aoki, nothing is more important than the quality or freshness of his food and he is therefore deeply involved with the overseeing of all ingredients within MUSASHI's menu.MUSASHI not only presents its guests with fine seasonal ingredients and good choice of local wines, it also treats diners to traditional Japanese refreshments such as Sake and Shochu, and beverages.We believe in catering to all individuals' needs and requirements and therefore the menu generously includes choices for those who prefer Wheat Free or Vegetarian options. With many excellent reviews and compliments on MUSASHI dining experience, the staff and team at MUSASHI endeavour to retain that reputable status by providing visitors with exceptional cuisine and impeccable hospitality, every time.At MUSASHI our main goal is to provide you with a well blend of Japanese fusion cuisine, good service and value-for-money dining experience in Auckland where quality is the focus.
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