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Musashi Japanese Cuisine - St Heliers

#224 of 1,808 Restaurants in Auckland
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64 Waimarie Street | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, 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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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 last time I had a big booking, they were asking us for dessert orders before... More 

Thank vdwsydney
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

BYO is always a goodie, the food here was absolutely delicious. The menu is huge, and everything we had was delicious, and the service was great, lots of staff who were polite and very attentive. We ordered the tuna sashimi which was really fresh, the pork goyza was cooked on the table which was a bit fun, and a prawn... More 

Thank Greer2013
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The restaurant is not situated in a famous place, but you have to stop there. The food is just excellent and the staff very friendly.

Thank Catherine B
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We are fairly regular diners at Musashi - we also went regularly in its earlier reincarnation Eiji's. Over the years it has pretty much maintained its atmosphere and quality. The menu has changed over the years while still offering the Kiwi favourites in various guises. Teriyaki chicken anyone?! The teenagers were suddenly out for the evening so the wife (who... More 

Thank Clever Brown
Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! This is amazing place to visit. The food was devine & service was good too. We had a selection of starters to share with our table. Great idea to taste a few options. Our mains were amazing too. Great food & great value. The restaurant is a bit small but still enjoyable dining. Seeing Josh Emmett dining there said... More 

Thank Kara-Lee C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Excellent Food! Great takeaway Bentos of set meals for eating in! I highly recommend the pork katsuni.

Thank Henry B
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 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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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

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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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking 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 1071, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?