Traditional Japanese Cuisine in a Modern Environment

Located in the beautiful Snickel Lane off Fort Lane in Auckland's CBD, Mad Samurai combines relaxed style Izakayu (Shared plates) dining with a speciality in Wagyu beef dishes for lunch and dinner menu.


Our mission is simple, we want to create a unique and special experience to our customers and provide the best quality of Japanese food. In this regard, we use the best products for the Japanese market, and our Wagyu Beef is locally sourced and farmed in the perfect environment of Canterbury using the ancient Japanese techquines. 

As a result, we offer amazing Japanese food with excellent service, always reviewed as top-notch. Come by and experience a bit of Japan with us!


Japanese cuisine tailored to the New Zealand taste bud!

Mad Samurai is a collaboration between two Japanese restauranteurs and a New Zealander. We will bring you the best of Japanese cuisine tailored to New Zealand taste buds.

Mad Samurai Wagyu is farmed in the Canterbury plains using traditional Japanese methods (Fed on Grain Soy etc) perfected over 100’s of years to produce what we believe is the most tasty Wagyu farmed in New Zealand.


Our sauces have been developed especially for Mad Samurai by Shimzusan, owner of several beef style restaurants in Kobe, the home of Wagyu beef.

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“To combine delectable Japanese dishes
with amazing Japanese service, providing you
with the best dining experience in town.”

Contact Us


Shop 8, Snickel Lane, 23 Custom Street East, Auckland CBD 1010

P:   09 379 9846

W:  www.madsamurai.co.nz

E:   Info@madsamurai.co.nz