Manchester city guides

The best Japanese restaurants in Manchester.


Dylan Mitchell

Samsi Sushi

In a city as diverse and vibrant as Manchester, it’s no surprise that its restaurant scene shares the same qualities. With a vast range of cuisines and restaurants to choose from, those in the mood to try out some Japanese delicacies will be fully catered for when visiting this northern metropolis. So, if you’re looking to try out the best Japanese restaurants in Manchester, continue reading to find out our top recommendations. 

Japanese restaurants in Manchester not to miss

Manchester’s huge range of restaurants means that you won’t have to go far to find somewhere great to get a good bite to eat. However, all these choices can pose a problem within itself. Just where in Manchester is going to serve up the tastiest dishes? If you’ve managed to pin your chosen cuisine down to Japanese, the rest is easy. Simply choose one of the eateries mentioned below and you’ll be dining in one of the best Japanese restaurants in Manchester in no time!


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  • Sushi Mami

  • Samsi

  • Teppanyaki Chinatown

Sushi Mami Manchester

Sushi Mami.

As one of Japan’s most distinctive dishes, sushi is simply irresistible when done right. At Sushi Mami, they take pride in producing next-level sushi that’s a cut above the rest. As you walk in and are greeted by the restaurant’s modern and elegant interior, you know that you’re in for some truly special food. There’s plenty of choice in Sushi Mami, so you can choose all your favourite bits from the delicate and distinctive flavours that Japan’s cuisine is known for.

Samsi Manchester


Samsi has been serving up authentic Japanese delicacies since 1993, with all of their decades of experience making each dish thoroughly delicious. Samsi’s menu encompasses all of the best bits of Japanese cuisine, meaning that you and your fellow diners are sure to find something that will whet your appetite. From hot and steamy ramen noodles to everyone’s favourite, the katsu curry, Samsi's intriguing flavours and immaculate presentation make it one of the best Japanese restaurants in Manchester for a meal you know you’ll love.

Teppanyaki Chinatown Manchester Chef cooking with fire

Teppanyaki - Chinatown

Teppanyaki prides itself on producing outstanding Japanese cuisine for Manchester’s locals and tourists and has been for over 30 years. As a result, their craft in producing excellent Asian dishes is undeniable. An exciting aspect of this restaurant is that the food is grilled on an iron plate right in front of you, so you can see the skills of Teppanyaki’s chefs up close. With a range of freshly grilled dishes, cold appetisers and delightful desserts, it’s assuredly one of the best Japanese restaurants in Manchester.

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