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36-38 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3NR, England
+44 161 279 0022
12:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went for my 19th birthday with my boyfriend. It was really quiet but honestly, I enjoyed it. The waitress was a darling, she helped us out so much and was so kind to us that we couldn't stop smiling. She was also flattered we took her choice on food choices and drinks and was so lovely. So service was... More 

Thank meggarwal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great surroundings and always fabulous food. Love the sushi and chicken katsu curry. We never leave hungry!

Thank Stephen J
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often come here for Valentine's night as we both love the food and the ambiance, and Simon is still here after saying he was going what seems like years ago. Long may it continue as the best place around for Japanese food. The value seems pretty good too.

Thank nigel p
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160 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in after a recommendation from a colleague. Had the miso soup, oki nigiri and the market fresh mixed sashimi. All perfect and with a Sapporo beer very reasonable at £17.50.

Thank 75CARM
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I last visited this restaurant 15 years ago and I am so happy it is still here. My son said it was the best meal he has had for a very long time. The service was charming and friendly and the food was fabulous. It was tasty and quickly served. Every dish was distinct and authentic. I would definitely come... More 

Thank Joanna H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have only been there for lunches, but in that case the sushi is really good value for money. Very good most of the times, plenty of choice, a very good sized portion. Can only recommend.

Thank gourmet_ou_gourmand
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place has a really nice atmosphere, staff and food! Visited a couple of times now and have had a deluxe bento box which comes with miso soup and sushi/sashimi. Lovely food each time and fantastic value, the green tea is lovely too and it all adds to a great experience.

Thank Nick C
Banbury, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I had the Mixed tempura and Shichimi Steak Benton on a Saturday for lunch. This came with two pieces of nigiri (chef's choice) which turned out to be a white fish and octopus, along with some miso soup. Not bad for £10! The tempura was amazingly crispy and light, vegetables were melting in my mouth and I can't fault that.... More 

Thank Natty P
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It is a Japanese restaurant and it is really good!Inside it is much nicer than you would think if you looked at it from outside!You can dine there or get some takeaway.If you are having takeaway, ask for the 'special'-chicken catsu curry!It costs 4.50£ and it has a generous quantity of food!If you forget to say it is the special,you... More 

Thank grace_queen
York, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I was in Manchester for a show and had some time to kill beforehand. I wanted somewhere near enough to the station and being a Japanese food fan, i HAD to give this place a go. I had some dumplings for starters which were on par with what you'd expect at chain stores like Wagamas. There were tasty, simple and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 96
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-38 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 279 0022
SAMSI has been trading for 19 years in April, specialising in Japanese cuisine and food stuff. It began as an award-winning restaurant, which quickly expanded into four different cities in the North west of England. In response to customer request we began importing and selling ingredients in retail sizes while continuing to search Japan for the highest quality restaurant ingredients. We research every country for trends in Japanese dining in restaurants, hotels, and in homes. From the UK, we can supply worldwide reliably. Our recent expansion has been the manufacture of Japanese ready-meals in noodle, bento-lunchbox, and sushi packs. These have been developed with Manchester Metropolitan University. The taste test studies carried out by the university supported our ideal that the ready meals are restaurant quality. We not only deal with food products, but we also provide tableware to assist you in experiencing the most authentic Japanese style.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?