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“Wonderful food”
Review of Wafu Bistro

Wafu Bistro
Ranked #84 of 198 Restaurants in Nelson
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. Beautifully prepared and fresh ingredients showcasing the best of Japanese food. We sat at the bar watching the chef use his accomplished knife skills to create the perfect platter of sushimi and nigiri. There is a plentiful selection of sakes to choose from as well. All in all a greatly enjoyable and flavourful experience and highly recommended for those who want an authentic the Japanese experience.

Thank Jacki H
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Agedashi tofu skin was tough, chewy and tasteless in a mundane broth.
Nikau platter ($75) for three was ample but the six species of fish were lacking in taste and flavor. Tasted watery. The types of raw fish would have been hard to taste identify with one's eyes shut.
They all tasted the same, washed out of flavor. Our waitress didn't know what smiling meant and when we tried to pay the $120 bill, my Mastercard failed yet paying by eftpos worked. Both of my cards use the same account so something wrong with their machine or the unsmiling waitress/cashier. Two of our friend's cards also "failed'. She offered to pay with cash but was $3 short, "could she drop it in tomorrow'? Oh, I'll have to check. Amazing, three cards failed because their system is in total disarray and they refuse to either write off $3 out of a bill of $120 and/or refuse the offer of $3 next day. Useless food, dreadful service, and appalling P.R.

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3  Thank kester473
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is third time that we had dinner, but never disappointed.
If you really know about Sushi, you can enjoy what they offer here.
Good to make reservation for sushi-bar-counter to observe excellent skill of sushi master.
Highly recommended.

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Thank arepita_rellena
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Wafu bistro has a nice casual japanese feel to it. The decor is simple without being bland and it was nice to see the chef on working on display preparing the meals. We started with some mixed pickles which were good, then moved onto a sharing plater of sashimi and nigiri. The fish was obviously very fresh and there was a great selection. It was the right amount of food for two people. Our son who is vegetarian had the fried tofu in a dashi sauce. This was nice but there wasn't a great selection for him. We finished with vanilla ice cream topped with matcha green tea powder.
Overall the food was very good but I think a little pricey at $175.

1  Thank Ingrid T
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

What a disappointing night out. I was there with a group of six for a birthday party. It was cold in the restaurant so guests would keep their jackets on. We ordered different dishes and timing of the food delivery was all over the place. The food looked good, but taste was average. Not what we expected for the price we paid. Some of us would be finished eating while others were waiting. Halfway through there was a double up of an order, the waitress left it with us anyway. Turned out that they blamed us for the misplaced order and wanted us to pay for it at the till! It left us with a bitter taste. The treatment in front of other guests was embarrrassing and we won't return.

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5  Thank Worldradar
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