NEW OPENING: Robata Grill Bar MUSU is set to ignite the restaurant scene in 2020

MUSU is a modern contemporary restaurant and late-night lounge that will focus on bringing the authentic taste of Japan to the Manchester.

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 16 September 2022

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Meaning, ‘to ignite flame,’ MUSU takes its inspiration from the long-established Izayaka alley bars and restaurants which line the foggy backstreets of Japan’s major cities. This is the place where friends and colleagues meet to enjoy fantastic food and drink paired with a vibrant atmosphere for a quick-but-delicious break from their busy lives.

MUSU will modernise the traditional Izakaya concept. After searching Manchester to find the
perfect backstreet alley, MUSU has found its home in the Barton Arcade Deansgate at the site of the former Circle Club.

You can expect MUSU to operate from Thursday to Sunday open from 4 pm (midday weekends) until 4 am with the last table in the restaurant section at midnight. This is an operating period offering something a little different to the Manchester market while reflecting the feeling of Tokyo after dark.

As for the food, we can look forward to all your favourite Japanese delights made from ingredients with real provenance. The menu focuses on traditional Japanese elements fused with an elegant twist where refinement rules over invention.

MUSU will house the impressive Robata grill using Japanese binchotan coal to serve expertly grilled meats, fish and vegetables. Sushi will also take centre stage on the menu by using the best of the British seafood coupled with some daily imports direct from the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Expect only the finest things to arrive on your plate at MUSU.

As for the bar, MUSU promises to bring a sophisticated mix of cocktails, beers, wines and the most exquisite sake menu in Manchester.

Watch this space for more details – you are not going to want to miss any new information on this exciting new dining concept. More news on MUSU will be announced soon…


MUSU, 12 Barton Square, Manchester M3 2BB
0161 505 1573