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Masu by Nic Watt

World class Japanese cuisine
Opening hours
Currently open!
Monday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-Late
Tuesday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-Late
Wednesday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-Late
Thursday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-Late
Friday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-Late
Saturday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-Late
Sunday: 11:00 am-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-Late

Restaurant Month

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Japanese food is celebrated on Federal Street with Masu, a Japanese robata restaurant and bar in the Federal Dining Precinct. At the helm of Masu is New Zealand chef Nic Watt, who has led a reverred career overseas running successful robata restaurants in London, Macau, Hong Kong and America. Robata is contemporary Japanese cuisine cooked over a charcoal grill where theatre and ambience are as much of the process as the eating. Diners can view the chefs at the robata cooking hearth, creating food-laden skewers and slowly rotating them over hot coals.


The restaurant itself will be open 7 days for lunch and dinner. Guests can perch at the sake and shochu bar, or at open plan dining tables, and Masu regulars can even purchase their own Kume jars which are filled with bespoke shochu blends - i.e. you can create your own drink, and enjoy it everytime you dine at Masu! There is also a private dining room called The Obi Room, which seats 18.

The food itself focuses on fresh seasonal produce and natural flavours, plus several signature dishes. They include tartar of salmon and tuna with house made rice cracker, tempura yellow belly flounder with chili ponzu and lamb cutlets, gochujang hot pepper, pickled onions and carrot. Kampai!

MASU by Nic Watt
$55 Dinner Menu

Choose your main

Spicy miso soup, wakame, spring onion | White fish sashimi | Vegetable maki roll
Robata grilled King salmon: Ginger teriyaki, blackened chilli pickled cucumber | Cedar roast baby chicken: Barley miso, chive, lime
Additional item
Spinach salad served with main
Shiro miso pavlova: Roasted tamarillo, guava sorbet
Drink Match Recommendations
Urlar Pinot Gris, Gladstone, $14/glass | James Sinclair Pinot Noir from Saint Clair Estate, Marlborough, $14.50/glass

Ts & Cs: Available daily 5.30pm - 6.30pm only from Friday 2 August.

$55 for a 3 course dinner

Options include white fish sashimi, robata grilled King salmon with ginger teriyaki, blackened chilli pickled cucumber served with spinach salad, shiro miso pavlova to finish. Available from Friday 2 August.

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(available August 1-31, 2019)

Last updated: 08 July 2019

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