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Musashi Japanese Cuisine

#187 of 1,709 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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64 Waimarie Street, St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-575 2827
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:45 - 14:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love it every time There is something for everyone the matador rolls are delicious and the chicken Katsu is amazing

Thank Cherry H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Particularly loved the salad with its subtle sesame dressing. The staff are knowledgeable, attentive, friendly. The only problem: serving dishes together to our small party. A gap of five minutes between some being served and the others receiving their food is, frankly, unacceptable. No excuses. It was early evening and the restaurant not busy. Sorry, guys, you'll have... More 

Thank Pjdb
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49 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Yes it can feel like a crowded space and yes you should book ahead, but to me that is a good indicator of how good the restaurant is and negates any inconvenience. The staff are lovely, attentive and good at helping to decide how much food to order. The food is so fresh and tasty with unique touches - the... More 

Thank MacKiwi
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This extremely busy and quaint piece of Japan nestled in the top end of Maskell Street Shops St Heliers is our local fav. The freshest fish in town, delicious flavours, great menu choices, quirky wait staff who are also super friendly. Excellent value for your $ and if you love Japenesse, like we do, you won't be disappointed!!! They really... More 

Thank Vanessa Ann S
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87 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We're lucky having this restaurant literally at our doorstep, which means we get to enjoy it both for sit down meals and takeaway. It's a family favourite, great menu, excellent food, good service. It's always busy, there are never spare tables. Tip.. Book in advance!

Thank oldredjag
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Feel mean saying only average because the food is outstanding and I have never met anyone rude there, but it is so cramped and so noisy and busy and people knocking your chair because there is no room to move that I find it really horrible to eat in. I have stopped going and just get takeaways every now and... More 

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Howick, Auckland
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We turned up hoping for a lunchtime table on a weekend about six weeks ago and were very disappointed that the lady on reception was rude and obnoxious and the restaurant was full. Persuaded by reviews to return, we had a wonderful experience this time. All staff (this time Japanese) wonderful, restaurant busy but we booked for a Sunday 1.15pm... More 

Thank DavidMallowes
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371 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

For under $20 you can get a zen lunch box which has a main dish like chicken katsu or salmon belly and it comes with a range of sides, which vary depending on the dish. You can also add other side dishes to top up the meal.

Thank acineto
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best Japanese restaurants in Auckland ...make sure you book ahead as it is a small place. Always fresh and consistently great.

Thank Chris C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We are so lucky to have this restaurant as our local. The cuisine is everyday Japanese and the restaurant is family friendly. Delicious food, friendly service. A restaurant to eat and go, not to linger over meals, which is just as well as there are often queues at the door. It pays to book. Meals are "set meals" but there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$28
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • 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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