SNEAK PEEK: Food at the NEW £1Million Japanese Restaurant Sakana

Pan-Asian Sakana will launch in two weeks time...

Manchester’s £1million Pan-Asian restaurant ‘Sakana’ will launch in two weeks time.

Wasabi macaroon? The new chefs treated a small group of management and restaurant staff to the tasting session, narrowing a pan-Asian feast down to the autumn menu set to be enjoyed by the first batch of guests…

Located on Peter Street, preparations ramp up for the lavish launch on October 30, after a media launch on October 23.

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The pan-Asian eatery has seen an incredible £1 million investment by its owners who also have Ocean Treasure 235 under their portfolio.

No stone is being left unturned inside the former Chicago Rock Café venue, with lavish interiors enhanced by local artist Sarah Gallagher-Hayes’ creation of a metal-wired Japanese maple. The six metre high tree will light up, and Japanese artist Masako will create a set of contemporary artworks for the whitewashed walls too.

The venue will have capacity for 450 people, including open air seating at the front through to a bar on entry. A Japanese restaurant is situated on the ground floor with sushi bar, robata grill and two teppanyaki areas where diners can watch dishes being freshly prepared.

On the first floor, a pan-Asian fine dining restaurant as well as a ‘residents area’ bar where an array of rare and vintage wines from a black list can be enjoyed. Within the flamboyant list, a bottle of 1996 vintage Petrus will set you back a cool £3,600.


23 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR


Pictures: Carl Sukonic The Vain Photography


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