Manchester proudly boasts one of the largest Far Eastern communities in Europe and, as a result, there's a huge choice of Chinese and Thai restaurants, Japanese sushi bars, Nepalese curry houses and Karaoke bars to visit. In fact, it's safe to say that nowhere else in Europe (including London) will you find as much choice in such a small area.
Many food critics acknowledge that you'll find Europe's best Chinese restaurant, best Thai restaurant and best Malaysian restaurant in Manchester.
Whilst many restaurants are located around Chinatown in Manchester city centre, there's a huge choice of restaurants elsewhere in the city and the surrounding area.
£4.5 million Thai influenced Asian fusion
restaurant near the City Of Manchester Stadium,
just 10 mins taxi ride from Piccadilly Station,
is the most spectacular restaurant and bar to
have ever opened in Manchester!
Very stylish Pacific Rim restaurant with a fantastic choice of sushi, sashimi and tempura dishes.
menu combines modern Australian cuisine with Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking tradition, a blend of Indonesian, Southeast Asian influences and Australia's strong ties with Japan are reflected. Located underneath the Armani store in Spinningfields,
you enter via a glass pyramid on Deansgate.
outstanding new Chinese restaurant inside the
Great Northern Warehouse, on the ground floor
of Manchester 235, has won rave reviews since
opening its doors in December 2009. It boasts
a largely Cantonese menu, influenced by the principals
of healthy-eating, with exceptional dim sums,
seafood and vegetarian options, The staff have
also been cherry-picked from the best Chinese
restaurants in Manchester.
With two floors, two bars, two restaurants at Sakana you will find a combination of stylish street food, regional classics and contemporary molecular gastronomy, will provide a truly unique dining experience.
superb Japanese restaurant in Castlefield, opposite
the Museum of Science & Industry, boasts a
unique dining experience with all the theatre
style of Teppanyaki cooking, ideal for large parties.
The talented show chefs entertain you and get
you involved or a plush separate dining area offers
more intimacy with incredible sushi, sashimi and
noodle dishes to choose from.
Situated in the heart of Exchange Square Busaba offers visitors the ultimate Thai experience, from the dishes to the décor. Serving classic, quality Thai food and hospitality, the restaurant is set over three floors and be a destination where old jostles with the new and a heady mix of tradition meets contemporary.
"Favourite Restaurant" by our 75,000
members in both the 2009 & 2010 Pride Of Manchester
Awards, the multi-award winning Thai restaurant
on Chapel Walks in the city centre has recently
undergone an expensive refurbishment including
the installation of a stunning £10,000 jelly
Forget all other Chinese restaurants you’ve ever visited. The popular 600-seater restaurant at the Wing Yip Superstore on the edge of the Northern Quarter simply re-defines the concept and takes it to another level with over 300 Cantonese and dim sum dishes available.
Grand Pacific is an extension of Australasia - a contemporary colonial oasis in the heart of Spinningfields. Combining modern Australian cuisine and Pacific Rim flavours with a wealth of delicious cocktails, Grand Pacific offers a lighter side of the Australasia experience.
chef Norman Musa's beautifully decorated Malaysian
restaurant in the Northern Quarter has a focus
on South East Asian specialities. The food is
fresh, halal and MSG-free with more than half
of the available dishes vegetarian or vegan.
Pho, pronounced 'fuh', opened in the iconic, and newly renovated, Corn Exchange in the heart of Manchester, just a stone's throw from the Manchester Arena, Royal Exchange Theatre and Manchester Arndale, the restaurant is set across three floors with a mix of cosy booth seating, large tables and benches, or external tables within the amazing central atrium.
The biggest world buffet in Europe, which serves up to a whopping 700 guests at any one time. Located on Deansgate near the MEN Arena and the shops, this plush restaurant opened in May 2011 offering over 300 freshly made dishes from around the world that include Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Italian, Cajun, Mediterranean, Tex Mex, English and more
Bringing a refreshing concept to Manchester’s thriving restaurant scene, Tattu Restaurant and Bar takes customers on a visual journey across three separate areas, each drawing decorative influence from different styles of body art. Inspired by the strong conceptual restaurants found on America’s west coast, influencing everything from the interior design to the menu itself.
Located on the Avenue in Spinningfields, THAIKHUN is an exciting new casual dining experience from the owners of Chaophraya Thai Restaurant group. The interior is authentic, offering an interactive dining experience with open kitchens and traditionally rustic surroundings.
Intimate 19 seat Japanese sushi bar next to Manchester Arena. The menu changes daily and features a great selection of seafood, Nigiri and Maki shushi alongside Chirashizushi, tempura and traditional hot plates such as Homemade Kimchi, Crispy Wakame and Sous Vide Belly Pork. Japanese Koshu wines are also available
The Japanese inspired menu has been created to soothe, nourish, sustain and inspire. Choose from all kinds of rice and noodle dishes, alongside fresh salads and shareable sides. There is also a great selection of desserts, fresh juices, hot drinks, wine, sake and expertly crafted Asian beers