Multi-award winning Japanese restaurant Samsi, well-loved in Manchester for its fine Japanese cuisine, is somewhat of a local institution and has been at its Whitworth Street home since 1993.

It’s a stylish and sleek space, with a semi-private, authentic sunken ‘seiza’ seating area adorned with blossoming cherry bonsais and folding wooden screens.

The menu offers a range of Japanese delights from an extensive fresh sushi selection and crisp chicken wings to yakitori skewers, plump gyoza dumplings, and hot favourites such as katsu curry or big, warming bowls of ramen.

Since it opened, Samsi has been serving authentic Japanese food using fresh, premium ingredients and plenty of care with the aim of providing a fine Japanese dining experience for guests.

Their fresh approach to traditional Japanese food has delighted Manchester's diverse crowd as well as visitors from across the country and around the world.

They have been featured on Channel 4's 'Richard and Judy', Piccadilly Radio, recommended by almost every local newspaper and also featured by national newspapers and magazines such as The Sunday Times and The Sun.

The food itself is fresh and well thought out, with lots of traditional produce and contemporary passion. They serve a mixture of hot and cold dishes and the service is always provided with a smile.

Menus are designed to suit all of your tastes and dietary requirements, whilst offering an impressive collection of options for all dietary requirements and choice to suit all budgets.

Banquet meals come highly recommended to anyone new to Japanese cuisine offering the perfect combination of popular dishes and great value. Prices are per person for a minimum of 2 persons.

The restaurant is spacious, with high ceilings that make it the perfect place to grab some lunch on a hot day. They offer set menus at lunchtime ranging from £8.95 to £15.95 as well as offering bento boxes.

Bento dining is a Japanese style of serving individual selections of various foods put together to form a perfectly proportioned meal for one. The boxes at Samsi are nutritionally balanced to aid energy and concentration.

The set menu and the bento boxes are offered in similar price brackets but deliver different dining experiences.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.


36-38 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3NR, UK

Open hours today: 12:00 - 22:30
  • Monday

    12:00 - 22:30

  • Tuesday

    12:00 - 22:30

  • Wednesday

    12:00 - 22:30

  • Thursday

    12:00 - 22:30

  • Friday

    12:00 - 22:30

  • Saturday

    12:00 - 22:30

  • Sunday

    12:00 - 22:30

  • 16 October 2021 12:44 local time


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