A new Japanese restaurant promising 'a true taste of Tokyo after dark' is opening in Manchester.
Robata grill bar MOSU will open beneath Barton Arcade in the former Be At One unit, previously The Circle Club.
Meaning to 'ignite flame', the concept is inspired by Japan's backstreet izakaya bars - basically the country's answer to a pub, with casual food and drinks and a lively environment.
After a £2m transformation, the basement space will have a 70-cover restaurant with an open kitchen and robata grill where meat and seafood will be cooked over Japanese binchotan coal.
Diners can expect a menu that 'focuses on traditional Japanese elements fused with an elegant twist where refinement rules over invention'.
There'll also be a sushi counter using British seafood alongside daily imports from Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market.
The new concept comes from Vincent Braine of The Milton Club, and Hassan Marius Kamara from Victoria Warehouse.
The duo are part of the team who launched Dive in the Northern Quarter back in 2015.
The restaurant will take table bookings from 4pm until midnight, Thursday to Sunday, while the bar and lounge area will be open until 4am, serving cocktails, beers, wines and what owners promise will be 'the most exquisite sake menu in Manchester'.
The restaurant is set to open in spring 2020.
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