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Masa's Restaurant & Sake Bar

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306 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1887
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00:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 00:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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456 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a grab one voucher, and was not disappointed. The food was so tasty, fresh, beautifully presented and just yummy. I will definitely be going back here.

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Thank danjonelson
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal at Masa last night. Extremely good service and food quality. Enjoyed all courses . There is a good selection on the menu. If I wasn't driving I would of tucked into some Sake.

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Thank Andy M
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would make a booking next time because we walked in and could only stay an hour. Food was fast and tasty! I recommend going as a booking and the food was amazing

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Thank inspire a
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Dined there last night. We had visited over a year ago but as we had a grabone voucher thought we'd give them another try. Service, food and wine were fine. Just a little underwhelming. It was a set menu with the voucher so it may not have been indicative.

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Thank Neil C
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

What a great little restaurant. The staff were helpful and friendly. The food was stunning. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great night.

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Thank Ian W
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A group of 4 of us ate there last night and have all presented with symptoms of nausea, upset stomachs and diarrhea today that started during the night. We all had the sushimi entree and although it looked OK but was accompanied by an odoriferous frozen prawn head in a glass as decoration. Not sure how often that gets refrozen.... More 

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Thank annwicken
Nelson, New Zealand
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

6 of us ladies visited late Jan 2017. The phone calls I made to book and another to reconfirm and the greeting on arrival were all very courteous. One of our party has an onion allergy and Masa's were happy to make hers onion-free without any fuss or grumble. This restaurant never used to be open for lunch until new... More 

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1 Thank LoisMM
Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This little bar is a big surprise. Table service, but no teppanyaki. That doesn't really matter though as the food is yummy and service excellent. Pricing ok too. I have been several times and enjoyed it every time. Well worth a visit if you enjoy this type of food, and a chance to experience it if you have never had... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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308 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Went here with a group of friends from work and they have a part at back of restaurant that can seat a large group of people. I so loved so much of the entree menue that I have two entrees for my main course. Both the soft shell crab and fried squid were Devine. I also got to try the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted to go to Urban but it was full. Ended up here by default and I'm really glad we did. So good. Typical Japanese food. Sashimi was excellent. There were Japanese people eating there too so you know it's good. Japanese staff in the kitchen. It's not fast and the portions are not huge but that's Japanese food for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
00:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
00:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 1887

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