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16 reviews of Wasabi Sushi in English
What an experience and a delight - we now visit on the way to and from the airport and even drive from Leeds to Manchester for lunch occasionally!
Do give it a try.
Wasabi itself is pretty small, it has a large conveyer belt (which you are seated around) in which the sushi is displayed and you are free to pick off what you like, after you've ordered with the waiter. It is close quarter seating (you can quite easily brush elbows with your neighbour) and big groups are not really a good idea here, the same for small children, there is just no room for prams or child seating.
The staff are nearly always friendly and the manager (at least I think he is) is always very friendly and chatty once you've been a few times, which is welcoming.
It's a noisy place too, so if you don't like loud music it may not be for you. They tend to play only Korean pop music videos on the TV and while I don't mind being a fan of this music I do find it a little puzzling as it's a Japanese place, so surely Japanese music would fit better? But it doesn't bother me, just get a lot of people talking about the Japanese pop music video, when actually it's Korean xD
Now, onto my main reason for loving this place, the dessert room upstairs. It is awesome! I love this place! The bubble tea is the best I have ever come across, and I've tried my fair share. This bubble tea is fresh and does not taste of fake flavours or syrupy sugar. The extra lychee pearls (juice filled bubbles) are just fantastic. The desserts on offer range from pandan waffles (freshly made to order) with a variety of ice cream and fruit, snow ice (different flavoured shaved ice with fruit and sauce), melting chocolate puddings, filled crepes to the more traditional Chinese desserts of red bean soup, ginger soup, bean curd etc
They also have pretty little mousse style cakes in a cabinet which you can order or take-away as you wish.
I can agree with a previous review about portions here. Thumb's up! Trust me you won't leave hungry and my personal favourite is red plates sushi selection, which are being served as a portion of 2 rolls but freshly made specially for you. Simply yummy
I am a sucker for sushi. Even more so if it's both cheap and plentiful - two things which are guaranteed to make my perpetually hungry stomach very happy indeed. So, when a friend told me about Wasabi, I knew that I had to go there. And fast, before my stomach decided to make a break for it and go there on its own.
Seeing as we were feeling lazy, we decided to order sushi from the Printworks branch via Justeat.co.uk and get it delivered to my friend's flat. Unfortunately, there appeared to be a mix-up during the ordering process, which meant that it took 90 minutes (and two rather irate phonecalls) for us to finally get our dinner. However, I will give credit to Wasabi - once they finally managed to process our order, they delivered it to the house in record time, and even gave us some complementary Miso soup and Edamame to make up for the delay. They obviously knew that the way to this girls heart is via mega portions of warm savoury-salty soup.
Thankfully, Wasabi's food is certainly worth the wait. And my friend wasn't lying about the portion sizes. We ordered two of their sushi platters and it was more than enough to feed three people, and have some leftovers for breakfast the next day. And the sushi itself was amazing - this is none of your refridgerated Marks & Spencers stuff, but the real deal - achingly fresh fish, sticky rice and oodles of sinus clearing wasabi, soy and pickled ginger to top it all with.
All in all, Wasabi is a great place if you're looking for a really different type of takeaway that won't break the bank. I'm now really looking forward to dining at one of their branches the next time I'm in Manchester - so much so, I'm considering wearing my extra large elasticated pants, just in case.
I went to the branch in the Printworks for lunch the other day. It had been recommended to me by somebody I met in Yo Sushi as an alternative to Yo Sushi. I went with a colleague for lunch during work. We had the £7.95 special- one noodle dish and 3 plates of sushi from the conveyor belt. This is excellent value for money. I had yakitori chicken with soba noodles, which were tasty and not greasy at all. The small gripe I had was with the sushi on offer. The menu listed the grey plates as being part of the lunch offer. I wanted tuna nigri which was listed as being one of the grey plates. I was informed that at lunchtime it was classified as being a red plate and if I wanted it I would have to pay extra. I wasn't prepared to pay extra so took a different tuna sushi off the belt and was disappointed to find it was made with cooked tuna.
Its good for a quick lunch and very reasonable but is by no means the finest sushi, more sushi for the masses. If you want excellent sushi, I would recommend trying Out of the Blue fishmongers on Wilbraham Road.
Stumbled across wasabi in the printworks two weeks ago and have been back twice since. The £7.95 deal is excellent value, I haven't been able to finish all the food yet! Plus if you order the green tea, they just keep topping it up for free!
Only gripe is I'd like to see some sahsimi on the belt rather than just all sushi but besides that it's fab.
Oh, and an earlier review said that there wasn't enough choice on the belt - you just need to ask and they bring your order out in minutes!
ah wasabi sushi, my guilty pleasure. sadly i am not rich, and i usually end up spending a bunch here. I should make my own sushi... Well on with the review! I love wasabi sushi for, well...the sushi. at 12 o clock till 3 theres an offer on to die for, each plate of sushi for a pound. wowowewa. Delicious sushi covered in raw fish, caviar and SPIIIIIIICY tuna. I love it. Theres much more to eat but sadly, this would burn a hole in my pocket, i only come for the sushi! staff seem polite, very small area to eat, not meant for a large group.
Sorry, I don't understand the hype about this place.
The selection on the conveyer belt is very very limited (a repeat of the same 6-7 dishes). The salmon is almost tasteless. However, it is better than the new Wasabi store at Printwork.
However, on a positive note, the price is very affordable. The plates off the conveyer belt is £1 each (12-3pm, mon-fri). I guess this answers why the selection is limited. And as others have mentioned, there is the set lunch option. Also, everything off the a la carte menu is 30% off.
I love this place! Located in China Town, this is a fantastic little Japanese restaurant. The sushi is on a little conveyor belt so you can just grab what you fancy.
About 30 people can sit round the conveyor belt and there’s plenty of room. The food is fantastic, very fresh and tasty.
The best thing is the price, you can get a noodle or rice dish and 3 plates of sushi or 6 sushi and a bowl of miso soup for £7.95. Definitely worth a visit!
I have been to Wasabi now twice and both times it’s been excellent. The Sushi selection is vast, beautifully presented and delicious.
Wasabi’s downstairs Sushi conveyor belt seating area sits about 30+ people, but you are never squashed on and it’s comfortable - which is more to be said than a particular famous chain Sushi bar.
The set menu meal deals are fabulous value for money, you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal with food of such high quality. I have eaten of the small set menu’s (A and B) - first time visit I enjoyed Tokyo Pork with Teppan Yaki Soba Noodles and 3 plates of Sushi from the belt for £7.95 and today I had 6 plates of sushi from the belt with a bowl of miso soup (the soup was wonderful) for the same price as above.
You get served instantly on arrival and as said previously the turn around is speedy - this is a great place to stop off after shopping or a starter to a night out on the town.
I definitely recommend this to all especially lovers of Japanese food and those eating on a tight budget. A new favourite place of mine, definitely will be making at least monthly visits - I love it that much!
I regularly eat out at Wasabi, and it’s always a great experience. Although tiny, the seating is all spread around the conveyor belt and turnover is pretty speedy; I dined there with a friend recently and we’d ordered, eaten and paid in about 45mins (we were famished!).
The service here is always fast and pleasant seemingly whatever day/time you go. As other people have mentioned, the food here is pretty good, and importantly, great value for money. The only thing that would make this place even better for me is if they stocked Asahi black (my fave japanese beer).
An tiny japanese restaurant squashed squashed into manchester’s China town, Wasabi offers authentic japanese cuisine and drink, including 'sake’.
I think the hallmark of a genuine quality restaurant that sells food from its homeland is the amount of people it attracts FROM that homeland. And Wasabi is always packed with Japanese people.
The menu is diverse and great value and sometimes you might eat something and have no idea what it was, but in the end that just adds to the excitement. At least rest in the knowledge it wasn’t dog. They only eat that in China.
This is a Japanese style sushi bar in the middle of China town. It offers a vast variety of Japanese dishes including fresh sashimi, assorted tempura, fried sweet potato, udon, ramen and of course an array of sushi on a convenient conveyor belt. The menu was easy to understand and the price was not too expensive either.
Taking over the cheap and cheerful Wong Chu, is Wasabi Sushi.
The style of the restaurant is of a Japanese Sushi Bar with a conveyer belt going round. There are interesting meal deals here. For £7.50 you can have a main and 3 sushi plates, or 6 sushi plates. For 11.95 you can have All you can eat sushi (Max 15 plates - so not all you can eat then!) or 13.95 is for a Main and all you can eat sushi.
There is a huge fault of Wasabi and that is that if you are in a group of 2 or more, you must have a the same menu.
People do have varying appetites so the fact that people need to have the same quantity of food is a problem, but this could easily be rectified by the management!
There are about 9 mains to choose from; Noodle based dishes, Rice based or soup based (all generous portions and delicious).
The sushi is not that varied after you've had 5 plates, but the are very fresh, tasty and generous in size (not the teeny weeny Yo Sushi plates).
It is very filling. If anyone ever manages a main and 15 plates of Sushi, contact me, I'll give you a badge!
Oh and there is also a nice drinks selection with iced teas and fresh fruit salad.
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