Sapporo – Manchester

Sapporo has to be one of the best restaurants I have been fortunate to eat at. Ok so it’s  not in London which my blog is based on but its an absolutely incredible place and with tables fully booked for the next four weeks, I had to seize my chance.

 I’ve never been to a Teppanyaki place before so I did not know what to expect. I thought it was going to be an evening of good Asian food but with that tackiness theatre style that you would expect from those buffet restaurants. Oh how wrong was I.

After a little mishap with my booking at reception (where they couldn’t find my booking), my eventful evening was about to unfold. Whilst waiting for my table, I treated myself to an awesome cocktail known at the “Easy Ninja”, similar to a Pina Colada (cue Pina Colada song) but with Sake added to it. A delicious fruity, creamy cocktail and trust me after having one of these, you’ll be knocking them back all night. Even the lady next to me during dinner was intrigued by it and asked me what it was.



The restaurant had a great atmosphere, everyone was buzzing and getting tanked up on alcohol. The food was fantastic. My brother and I, his girlfriend and my uncle selected starters to share and we all picked extraordinary dishes. They all looked and tasted fantastic and you couldn’t fault any of it. In my opinion the fish dishes were the pick of the bunch, I have never tasted fish so good. The salmon with the mirin and soy sauce was tantalising.  The tuna was so fresh and seared to the point where it was still raw in the middle, the way it should be.


Chicken Gyozas


Peppercorn Salmon marinated in soy sauce and mirin.


Beef roll. Grilled sirloin of beef with asparagus. Dressed in teriyaki, sesame and spring onions


Duck rolls, Wrapped in pancake, mixed vegetables and served with a raspberry coulis


Smoked chicken rolls with beansprouts and mixed vegetables with a barbeque dipping sauce. In the background is the black pepper tuna loin
Vegetable spring rolls

When it came to the main course, it was the chefs who stole the show by showing off their tricks and brilliant theatre style cooking.

Before the show


Chef preparing himself


So it begins, potatoes being fried



Egg roll


Assortment of fish and meat


Griddled vegetables and noodles



Duck breast in teriyaki sauce
Sapporo is an absolute gem of a restaurant. I implore anyone to go there if they’re in Manchester, Liverpool or Glasgow. Its a fantastic, fun place to be at and the food is top stuff and done to a very high quality standard. It was so impressive that its now my uncles favourite restaurant. What more of a reason do you need than that.

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