Umezushi Manchester

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Umezushi – Manchester’s best Japanese food

Umezushi is the king of Manchester’s Japanese restaurants. After a year of living in Japan and growing to love its focus on sparing but high-quality, well-prepared food, I’ve tried and mostly failed to find anything close at home.

Not that I want to obsessively recreate a Japanese restaurant, which would miss the point completely. But sometimes it’s a real joy to revisit a great experience and Umezushi for me is the closest thing to authentic and consistent Japanese food in the north-west.

Like all the best places, Umezushi is modest and its minimalist, wooden-benched interior keeps the focus on the food. If you’ve never tried sake, Umezushi is ideal for a first-timer, its detailed and extensive menu explaining different production processes.

The specials board is useful for trying something different and includes hard-to-source, quality ingredients such as regional wagyu beef, fresh octopus and fish native to the waters around Japan.

On the a la carte menu, sushi costs between £ 3.40 and £ 10 or £ 21 to £ 63 for a platter. 

There are several restaurants in Manchester that aim to offer authentic Japanese food. Umezushi however is a step up from its competitors, making an extra effort to deliver exceptional dishes with a higher level of care and knowledge.

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Details about this spot



Unit 4, Mirabel Street, Manchester

Telephone number


Opening Times

Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:30, Fri 17:00 - 22:30, Sat 12:00 - 22:30, Sun 12:00 - 20:30


Sushi from: £ 3.40


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)