The restaurant will be authentically Turkish with a contemporary twist, presenting meats fresh from the grill, salads and freshly made pitta breads all served mezze style so perfect for friends or groups to dine together. The drinks menu will have some cocktails made with traditional Turkish spirits
The restaurant, which was formerly the Prezzo site on Deansgate, has been given a stunning refurbishment that includes a beautiful flowered ceiling, vases of opulently gorgeous red roses and plush leather seating; all representing a modern Turkish design, which will make for an inspiring dining experience.
From the end of January KAI will also start serving traditional Turkish breakfasts that are also served in the authentic mezze (sharing) style, including Turkish eggs, 3 different types of olives, 4 kinds of cheese, Turkish honey & butter, tahini, pastirma (similar to pastrami), menemen, Turkish coffee & tea.
Restaurant owner Tayub Amjad, who also co-owns Manchester favourite Zouk Tea Bar, said:
“We’ve always been passionate about Middle Eastern food, especially Turkish cuisine, and we feel there’s a gap in the market for an open kitchen restaurant of this kind. We will have a chef’s table so customers can get up close to the atmosphere in the kitchen.”
Like Zouk, KAI will have strong sustainability values at its very core. There will be a focus on environmental awaress, waste reduction and 100% of waste will be recycled.
The new venue has a capacity of 140 and will have a separate bar area where guests will be invited to join pre or post meal drinks. KAI will be open from 11am-midnight 7 days a week. Kai opened its doors on Friday 21st and will run a soft launch until its official open date on 17th January. Walk-ins are welcome.