Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Review: April 2017
With over 15 year’s experience serving Japanese cuisine in the UK, Sapporo teppanyaki Manchester which opened in 2005 and is situated just around the corner from the Museum of Science and Industry is a city centre hot spot that is worth a visit. Excited to enter this Japanese paradise, the doors opened, where a warm welcome awaited. The relaxed waiting area, lit with subdued lighting, decorated with traditional Japanese designed Asian panel Shoji screens and a wooden spinning wheel from the Kyoto region circa 1890, gave me the feeling that I had been transported into the very heart of Japan. With a clear view of the circular bar, we watched our cocktails being mixed up, while watching the bustling bar action that would be synonymous with any Japanese city bar venue.
Delivered to the table was the striking green Japanese Slipper mixed with Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice was lush and refreshing. The Kohii Martini shaken with Sake, Kahlua and strong expresso gives you a Japanese themed caffeine boost. Now our time to enter the main dining area, our cocktails were kindly taken to our place at the Teppanyaki table, by our super server Saied.
This is an exciting high energy interactive experience, where your food is cooked right there in front of you, with enthusiasm, expertise and great skill. Our master chef Tanin was a legend, had great knife skills and the ultimate confidence to perform in a pressured environment, yet delivered on both skill and entertainment levels. Tanin mixed things up and showed off his egg juggling skills and as you can see things got flaming hot, as he turned the heat up a notch or two. Ooo and you get to join in too, keep your eyes open, get ready to catch a potato slice or two, as they will be coming your way! Third time lucky, I caught one of the legendary Sapporo potatoes and felt that great sense of pride and victory moment!
The food options are plentiful and there is something on the menu for everyone’s taste. The set menus are great, where all the hard work of choosing food options had been done for you, if like me you were simply wanting to soak up the exciting energetic atmosphere. The set ‘Shogun’ menu featured BBQ ribs to start, and a main of Chicken fillet with grilled peppers, onion, chilli and soya sauce. The ‘Shojin Ryori’ which was a vegetarian offering provided a starter of vegetable spring roll, Vegetable tempura and vegetable maki sushi. For main, stuffed roasted peppers. Both mains are served alongside egg fried rice, grilled vegetables and the legendary Sapporo potatoes. Desserts included the delicious Oreo Cheesecake and the refreshing fruit salad. All the food was fresh, tasty and completely yummy.
Great service from our server Saied, skilful entertainment delivered from our Master chef Tanin and a fab evening thanks to the whole Manchester team. A unique, exciting, an interactive fun dining experience for family, friends and colleagues alike that offers Japanese food with a western twist. Pop along and get involved and immerse yourself into a Japanese cultural experience.
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