Knowledgeable waitstaff welcome diners to the classy, no-expense-spared dining room at Masu, a sophisticated, Japanese robata restaurant in the SkyCity dining precinct. The kitchen is on top of the game, with quality products well cooked to highlight the natural flavours of the main ingredient. Exceptional grilling skills are on show with dishes such as a thick fillet of black cod caramel-crusted with saikyo yuzu miso. Roasted in a tiny cedar sake holder, the intriguing marou chocolate and hazelnut pudding offers perfectly contrasting textures of liquid chocolate, sponge and fresh umeshu ice cream, with a delicate sprinkle of green tea powder. The wine list is well balanced, there’s a very comprehensive cocktail and sake menu and a good choice of both Asian and craft beers.

IN BRIEF Sleek Japanese cuisine in a setting to match