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36-38 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3NR, England
+44 161 279 0022
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (32 reviews)
“sushi” (121 reviews)
“bento box” (21 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36-38 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3NR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A rare visit back into Manchester & this place is always a must. Great service, amazing food & really good value for money. If you love Japanese you have to go.

Thank Viner381
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times, in fact it's one of my favourite city centre eateries. It's very unassuming from the outside but the food is always delicious. I was wary of Japanese food, it was a bit scarey, but I'm a convert!! Try the...More

Thank 91jilly1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sushi was good. Tempura was OK. People were friendly although the service could have been a little more attentive

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is average, it should not be called "fine Japanese Food" in any way shape or form. The food is good but not fine dining as they advertise which left me a bit let down. The waitress was extremely quiet, to take our...More

1  Thank Katie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted with possibly the manager, to which he was very polite and happy. However later served by a waitor who didn't know what she was doing. Didn't speak much at all with an unhappy expression throughout the service. Maybe an off day for...More

Thank Jun W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is now our top of the list restaurant when we visit Manchester. We are made to feel very welcome, like seeing family. The food is simply delicious, service fantastic, very helpful, would highly recommend Samsi to anyone. If your not sure of what to...More

Thank valerie m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was taken here by a friend who wanted to cure me of my belief that I didn't like sushi. Having only experience Yo Sushi and the stuff they sell in pre-packaged boxes in Boots it's fair to say I was fairly sceptical. Well, based...More

Thank mada421
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Samsi is our favourite Japanese restaurant in Manchester - we have been visiting for the last 15 years and never had a bad meal Lovely staff - reasonably priced menu Amazing sushi - what more can you want ?

Thank Nelson66
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere felt authentic with Japanese decorations and super nice waitresses in traditional kimono dresses. The sushi and sashimi was amazing, not only in price but in taste too - we had a box of 15 pieces for £10 and a box of 32 for...More

Thank LydiaEats
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely superb. Great food, great service and really good value for money. If you are in Manchester I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Parking isn't brilliant but there is an NCP car park just down the road.

Thank DavidMeagan
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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
USD 20 - USD 98
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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