Manchester’s Most Anticipated New Restaurant MUSU is now accepting reservations

Manchesters’ most anticipated new restaurant MUSU is now open for reservations ahead of its opening on 24 November.

The Japanese word MUSU translates as “infinite possibilities,” something that encapsulates every aspect of this extraordinary venue, not least Chef Patron Michael  Shaw’s superb menus. 

When it opens, MUSU will bring something very different to the city – a new breed of restaurant, bar and social space that offers both the pinnacle of fine dining and a totally immersive experience. 

Combining the very finest Japanese and more locally sourced ingredients, these offer a  myriad of possibilities. Sentaku allows diners to choose their dishes from each section of the menu to suit their own personal taste preferences, Kaiseki is a set menu curated by  Michael and Omakase, a theatrical and educational sushi experience presided over by  Head Sushi Chef, Andre Aguiar, is currently the only true one of its kind outside of London.  Additionally for time-pressed lunchtime clientele, the Subayai menu offers both speed and affordability.

Complementing the restaurant is a stunning bar that is set to become a destination in its own right. Here guests will find a carefully curated cocktail collection, designed by  Beverage Director Sean McGuirk, with an emphasis on flavour and tasting notes.  

These in turn are matched by premium Japanese sake and whiskies from around the globe. In fact, this will be the only location in the UK where discerning drinkers can enjoy  Mizunara, a collaboration between Maison Courvoisier’s Sixth Generation Master Blender  Patrice Pinet and Fifth Generation Chief Blender of House of Suntory Shinji Fukuyo.

Other exceedingly rare offerings include the Yamasaki collection, meticulously selected malts crafted by Suntory artisans and available at MUSU only as part of an educated taster flight of four. 

Replicating the Japanese after-dinner tradition of Nijikai, resident DJs help bring MUSU’s cinematic experience to life. A late-night Izakaya food menu will also be served until 1 am. 

MUSU will be open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 5.30 pm (last table seating at 9.30 pm) and lunch from Wednesday to Sunday from 12.00pm (last table seating 2.00 pm). The Nijikai party will take place every Friday and Saturday from 11.30 pm to 4 am. 

Reservations can be made either online at or by calling 0161  8837753. 

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