MUSU, Manchester’s most eagerly awaited hospitality opening of the year, is now accepting reservations.
When it opens its doors on 24th November, MUSU will bring something very different to the city – a new breed of restaurant, bar and social space that offers both the pinnacle of fine dining and a totally immersive experience.
The Japanese word MUSU translates as “infinite possibilities,” something that encapsulates every aspect of this extraordinary venue, not least Chef Patron Michael Shaw’s superb menus.
Combining the very finest Japanese and more locally sourced ingredients, these offer a myriad of possibilities. Sentaku allows diners to choose their dishes from each section of the menu to suit their own personal taste preferences, Kaiseki is a set menu curated by Michael and Omakase, a theatrical and educational sushi experience presided over by Head Sushi Chef, Andre Aguiar, is currently the only true one of its kind outside of London.
Additionally for time-pressed lunchtime clientele, the Subayai menu offers both speed and affordability.
Complementing the restaurant is a stunning bar that is set to become a destination in its own right. Here guests will find a carefully curated cocktail collection, designed by Beverage Director Sean McGuirk, with the emphasis on flavour and tasting notes.
These in turn are matched by premium Japanese sake and whiskies from around the globe. In fact this will be the only location in the UK where discerning drinkers can enjoy Mizunara, a collaboration between Maison Courvoisier’s Sixth Generation Master Blender Patrice Pinet and Fifth Generation Chief Blender of House of Suntory Shinji Fukuyo. Other exceedingly rare offerings include the Yamasaki collection, meticulously selected malts crafted by Suntory artisans and available at MUSU only as part of an educated taster flight of four.
MUSU’s multi-million-pound interiors, with their bespoke Italian furniture, subtle, soft mood lighting and bespoke Geisha wall designs, underpin the skill and creativity taking place in the kitchen.
Following the clean lines and precision synonymous with Japan, the design incorporates the ability to transition into a late-night experience at weekends. Replicating the Japanese after-dinner tradition of Nijikai, resident DJs help bring MUSU’s cinematic experience to life. A late night Izakaya food menu will also be served until 1am.
MUSU will be open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 5.30pm (last table seating at 9.30pm) and lunch from Wednesday to Sunday from 12.00pm (last table seating 2.00pm). The Nijikai party will take place every Friday and Saturday from 11.30pm to 4am.
Musu, 64 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BN