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Musashi Japanese Cuisine

#188 of 1,754 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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64 Waimarie Street, St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-575 2827
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:45 - 14:00
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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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
USD 22 - USD 29
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?