I couldn’t turn down an invite to try Masu, the Best New Restaurant Winner in the Cuisine NZ Good Food awards. It certainly did not disappoint. I arrived slightly stressed as I was late, and my mobile had died. The maitre’d had no qualms with charging my phone for me, which was a great start. She also kindly brought it to my table once charged, which I was grateful for.
Located in the hip Federal St, the bar at the entrance is fabulous and looks out onto the street, which adds to the ambiance. The decor is stunning with light wooden tables with a designer chair on one side and a leather banquette on the other. Or you can sit at the Sushi bar and watch the chefs at the grill. The wine cellar at the back is amazing and there is a very comprehensive wine/cocktail list.