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36-38 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3NR, England
+44 161 279 0022
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“miso soup” (34 reviews)
“sushi” (128 reviews)
“bento box” (23 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36-38 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3NR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time I've been here, becoming a favourite. Lunch time menu is amazing value - for under a tenner each we got miso soup, four pieces of sushi, dumplings, katsu curry and another chicken dish with noodles. All tasty, too. Can't fault the place. Service...More

Thank 606gerald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived ahead of the other people and the staff member that greeted me was friendly but I did have to ask for a drink and wasn't asked if I wanted a drink. They do have very comfortable sofas. When we were all at the...More

Thank Saul R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We must have visited this restaurant (our first and it will be our last) on a very bad day. It wasn't that busy and we were greeted by the manager. Then we enquired about one of the lunch set menus (not the bentos) and the...More

Thank Baby G
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The bento boxes are most probably the Best Buy in the this place. The Katsu curry is also really tasty and definitely fills a whole. The outside may look misleading but recommend a visit if you love Japanese food.

Thank choco_kitcat_94
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A quiet place not far from Piccadilly train station, appears to be never overcrowed. Good food. Choice of sashimi could be wider, but standards of quaity are maintained. Very friendly service.

Thank Sentimental_Journer
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I loved the setting and atmosphere of this place and the manager is simply a delight. I had the vegetarian bento box and everything was delicious. I came here on my lunch break with some friends and when we mentioned we were on a tight...More

Thank Rachel462014
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Started with the special platter of mixed sushi, sashimi and nori - 16 pieces were lovely but not enough for 2! Followed it with black tiger prawns shichimi which was delicious! We decided to have another round of sushi / sashimi and ended with ginger...More

Thank CazzaVJ
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for my boyfriends 30th birthday. Absolutely loved it! Possibly the best meal I've ever had! Would highly recommend! Service was fast, polite and friendly. Can't wait for next Manchester trip just to go here again.

Thank Apotter11
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Called in for lunch and had the lunch special at £9.50 each. Good selection of food and plenty enough for 2. Miso soup was followed by 2 portions of sushi, then vegetable gyoza dumplings. Next came chicken katsu curry and a portion of soba noodles...More

Thank bb6040
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I found Samsi on trip advisor and was excited to go. We were greeted warmly, and taken straight to a table. We would have loved to sit in the cushioned area for a more authentic experience, but the western table we were led to was...More

Thank Gemma D
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Questions & Answers
6 March 2015|
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Response from Sam G | Property representative |
We are very proud to say that our rating is 5 . We had a visit just last week.
Sam G
12 January 2015|
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Response from Sam G | Property representative |
We always have A** grade yellowfin tuna sashimi and sushi. We often have bluefin too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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