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Masa's Restaurant & Sake Bar

306 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1887
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (9 reviews)
“sushi” (17 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
306 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We were excited to have dinner here based on Trip Advisor reviews, their lovely website and enticing photographs of the food. The dining experience was ok but nothing worth any special mention and we probably wouldn't return. Nothing really exciting, cannot see any of the...More

Thank KiwiPeregrinator
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I had the octopus entree , crumbed with a type of mayonnaise , enjoyed. Washed down with Macs hop rocker, in fact two beers. For main it was the sirloin with a sauce, quite mild and veg celery and onions plus rice. Slight down side...More

Thank Horotane
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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.

Thank danjonelson
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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

Thank inspire a
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...More

Thank Neil C
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.

Thank Ian W
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...More

Thank annwicken
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...More

1  Thank LoisMM
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...More

2  Thank Elizabeth W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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