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MUSASHI JAPANESE CUISINE / Milford

At MUSASHI JAPANESE CUISINE, provide a variety of foods prepared using the grace given to us by the earth.
Menu consists of traditional meals as well as MUSASHI originals that you can only find here.
With such a great selection of moderately priced food and alcohol, navigating the menu could be tricky. Thankfully, Musashi has made the task as simple as possible by including both pictures and a brief description of each meal. The diversity of dishes is definitely this restaurant’s strong point.

Customer favourites jostle for your attention – tempura, sushi, nigiri-zushi, sashimi, takoyaki, and a highly recommended katsuni (pork cutlet cooked with eggs and sweet soy sauce). It’s best to share dishes and order widely. There are some novelties: definitely worth trying are the paper pot meals, which are cooked on what you’d normally use for a clay pot meal (which Musashi also does). There are also most popular Chicken Miso Katsu (deep fried chicken with original miso sauce), and an artistically arranged Dragon Roll (made with eel, rice, cucumber and avocado). At times, Musashi overflows with customers – especially on Friday or Saturday nights – so it’s not always the easiest place to have a quiet conversation. Having said this, popularity would indicate that the food is very, very good.

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MUSASHI JAPANESE CUISINE / Milford, 4.6 out of 5 based on 24 ratings

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    Jeff, 12 months ago

    Excellent example of a quality japanese restaurant. Price was very reasonable and food was excellent. Despite being packed in like sardines, service was excellent. I would recommend this as a restaurant to enjoy with a group of friends rather than planning it as a venue for a couple or small group.

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    Mr Wong, 1 year ago

    nice food

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    Nick Skyrme, 1 year ago

    Really very impressed. I stopped for lunch and thought the meal was well presented, tasty and filling. I think I paid about $15 so the cost was not great. I think I ate a little early so relatively quiet but I will happily recommend this restaurant to others.

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    Harls, 2 years ago

    Oh yes, have been here multiple times now. Always amazing. Dishes presented beautifully; they cook the paper bowl dishes at your table with a gas burner. Recommend the miso katsu, whole shime sabe fish & dragon roll. Fresh & Inexpensive. The acoustins make it a bit noisy inside however

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    Chris, 2 years ago

    been here May 2012. Milford residence. presentation ok. food? hm.. why this restaurant has such a high score? had pork cutlet and chicken teriyaki (deep fried). Both deep fried. I believe the oil they used for my dishes was too old. the oil was not drained well from dish. Pork was ok but chicken was smelly (I assume chicken was not fresh or undercooked). I could not have the “crisp” for traditional japanese deep fried food. Probably will try fresh ones like sushi or sashimi next time.

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    Jo and Van McKee, 2 years ago

    We take advantage of the lunchtime special at least once a week and overall Musashi is established as a top 5 fixture in our minds. It really is very good in the price range.

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  7. Adam, 3 years ago

    About to try this interesting place, will provide comment as soon as finished

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  8. Hamish Anderson, 3 years ago

    We enjoyed a lovely meal – food was on a par with Eiji which is not surprising given they used to be part of that family. Wasn’t particularly busy and so service was friendly and efficient. Sashimi selection and tuna cappaccio were divine. Soft shell crab very yummy. We will return. With friends.

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  9. Des Trigg, 3 years ago

    Yes — consistency maintained on second visit Jan 29

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  10. Hamish Anderson, 3 years ago

    I just phoned to book here and discovered they’re now under new management and have changed their name to Musashi. Will post review after our meal there on Thursday night!

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  11. Des Trigg, 3 years ago

    Dined here for the first time Sat [ Jan 15 ] . A lovely boutique type restaurant where the quality of the food matched the friendliness and professionalism of the staff . Returning Sat [ Jan 29 ] . Test is always whether there is consistency

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