It doesn’t take long to realise why Zumuku Sushi turned its attention to the semi-rural surrounds of Ramsbottom when looking to add to this growing empire. Already operating numerous sites across Greater Manchester at the time, and beyond, having risen to the top of the review sites and delivery apps, the team opted to set up a dine-in and takeaway offering in a village that has long been renowned for its choice of places to eat. An immediate hit, it does all the things the brand has become loved for, and that means a bespoke menu that differs from other locations, in a setting that’s equally unique.
To get the full experience of this, it’s a good shout to opt for an Omakase Sushi Sharing Platter. A nod to the Japanese tradition of allowing the chef to decide what you’re going to have, pick from plant based, happy, or a 40 or 60-piece Zumu Platter, best enjoyed between two-to-three people. But Zumuku Ramsbottom goes well beyond fish over or wrapped in rice, and sets itself apart on a number of other areas, too.
One of which is the Kamikaze wings, oven roasted and glazed with a secret marinade, while the Stir Fried Noodle dishes are equally enticing. The Seafood Special, which comes with wok fried king prawns, Japanese fishcake, squid, peppers, red onion, crispy shallots and more is a particular highlight. And elsewhere on the menu, expect to find chicken karaage, salmon kimchi, beef teriyaki, and tofu bao buns, salmon, tuna and tofu poke bowls, and a good range of small plates, including some excellent gyozas, Kaiso seaweed salad, and traditional Miso soup. Situated in the heart of a picturesque town centre as atmospheric as it is filled with flavour, it’s more than a fitting home for this enchanting establishment.