Masu Japanese Restaurant, SkyCity
Masu Restauarant, SkyCity, open plan kitchen
Masu Restaurant, SkyCity, private dining room

Naylor Love has completed a number of projects for SkyCity in Auckland, including the construction and fitout of MASU Japanese Restaurant.

MASU is located in the lobby of the five-star Grand Hotel, right next to the entrance of the Convention Centre, so there was considerable pressure on the team to deliver a high quality result while maintaining a low profile to hotel guests and convention centre users.

After the existing Lobby Bar and part of the Convention Centre entrance were demolished and stripped out, a structural steel frame was installed for the suspension of the ceiling and services, and the fitout began in earnest. The new restaurant features a majestic curved dining room with low slung ceilings and an open charcoal robata grill, a bar, private dining room and open plan kitchen.

A complex build, with both noise and time constraints, Masu was successfully opened right on time. It has since won a number of prestigious awards both for its food and the build!

“A beautiful restaurant that has already reached iconic status in Auckland.”
NZ Commercial Project Award judges

Client: SkyCity Auckland
Completed: October 2013
Awards: ​Retail Project Category Silver Award and Category Winner, NZ Commercial Project Awards 2015


Auckland, Interiors / Fitout, Retail