What’s better than one sushi restaurant that’s affordable, fun and consistently delicious? Two! And Manchester’s lucky enough to have a delectable duo of its Wasabi sushi and noodle bars handily spaced out across the city centre. I first discovered the China Town branch when I moved to Manchester to start my first job four years ago. A five minute walk from work, it was perfect for lunchtimes when the generous plates are just £1 each.
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve returned to Wasabi since then – both in China Town and the Printworks. It’s become a firm favourite with many friends and it’s the first port of call every time my greedy sister visits. Alongside the well-stocked sushi belt there’s an extensive menu of cooked dishes, but I predictably go for one of two set menus – both priced at £8.95. The first is a choice of 6 sushi plates and miso soup, or you can go for 3 plates of sushi and one of 9 main courses (including katsu curry, teppanyaki noodles and ramen).
I’d recommend trying a bit of everything if you can – going with a friend is the key, as you can split the sushi plates and sample twice as many dishes! If you’re struggling to decide, here’s some of my favourites:
There’s a long list of bubble tea flavours to try, but our favourite is the matcha green tea version, which is surprisingly refreshing after a hearty meal