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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
£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!
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.
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
Bangkok Bar & Restaurant is the latest restaurant from The Royal Orchid owner Krin Sirisambhand and his family. As well as providing fantastic food, Bangkok Bar & Restaurant plays regular host to an array of exciting Thai themed events, including a monthly Full Moon Party.
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.
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.
Impressive Chinese restaurant with smart modern decor, just a short walk from the Gay Village and Piccadilly Station, whilst also being within walking distance of Chinatown. Very popular with Chinese students, the extensive menu with over 350 dishes specialises in Szechuan and Hunan cuisines with big, bold flavours and lots of spice.
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
A huge family-friendly entertainment complex located next to the MEN Arena, which is home to over fifteen restaurants and even more bars, with something to savour for everyone's taste, whatever your mood. Oriental restaurants include Wasabi Sushi, Yum Yum Buffet and Wagamama.