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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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Today
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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't yet tried the dinner menu, but lunch here is wonderful. Delectable Japanese cuisine, reasonably priced, with good attentive service.

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1 Thank PacerPA20
Calgary
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We have eaten at Masa's a few times when in Nelson and the food is fantastic. Really well done and good quality. It is a bit pricey so don't go when you are starving. We highly recommend the Lotus Root Chips as a starter - so delicious. Great service every time.

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Thank AshMo44
nz
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Been to Masa last year for a friends birthday - was great - large sashimi platter, yummy tempura - top notch. My husband decided on Masa - we only get to go out a couple of times a year - so this was a treat. Sad to say it was very disappointing. Food average and small portions. Some of the... More 

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Thank sassyrouge
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Went here for a birthday outing,as we had been before we were all disappointed with the new menu and price for what you received,only chop sticks,bit tricky for the elderly.We sure thought that we will give it a miss in future

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Thank Dunca2015
Nelson, New Zealand
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My friend took me here for my birthday. The service was VG but I did have trouble understanding some of what was said to us, but the staff were happy to repeat what they had said. We chose to share items. Really loved the okra chips. As usual, a VG wine selection, with good prices. The berry cider my friend... More 

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Thank LoisMM
Mapua
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Sushi, sashimi, bento and mains - none disappoint. Only open in the evening so make sure to check opening times and days. A favourite of couples and families alike make sure to book as the 6-8pm times Wednesday thru Saturday can be full. Fun children's drinks from Japan and nice but small selection of sake completes the meal. Great use... More 

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Thank Lisa D
Nelson, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I enjoyed my recent experience at this Japanese Restaurant. The new owners have taken it to another level. Not quite fine dining but good value and quality product.

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Thank Fritt0
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It was our first visit to Nelson, we read so many good reviews so decided to give this place a go. Having worked in a Japanese restaurant for 8 years and done a big of travelling eating loads of Japanese style dishes, you could say I am pretty good at sniffing out whether a place is authenticity by grading on... More 

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Thank Chen S
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I loved Masa's last year. They had awesome food and it was cheap! Went back again, craving some octopus balls and teriyaki salmon with tempura, and the new owners have changed the menu and jacked up the prices! I understand needing to change the menu, but I wish they had let people they were under new management so we didn't... More 

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Thank Kailin P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Food full of flavour. Attention to detail. Very authentic. Under new management. Better than ever. Really enjoyable

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1 Thank Graeme B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
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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