Sapporo Teppanyaki

91 Liverpool Road

M3 4JN

0161 831 9888

At this upmarket yet fun restaurant, diners are seated around large grill plates which see chefs cooking, juggling and pulling off some extraordinary antics, which may or may not include catching eggs in their hats. But fortunately the fluster and bustle doesn’t distract from some of the best Japanese food in town. Flash-grilled teppanyaki beef, soup noodles, sushi and sashimi are complemented by Japanese cocktails and whiskeys with the part-barbeque, part flaming grill teppanyaki cooking method is key to the experience. Sushi and sashimi options are accessible too: who could resist rainbow rolls (rice balls with shrimp, avocado, cucumber and sliced sashimi) or a bumper plate of nigiri, maki, California rolls and sashimi. Grilled meat and fish comes with potatoes, egg fried rice and stir fried veg (monkfish fillet or jumbo prawns with garlic are recommended). Décor is fresh and clean and drinks are top end, including sparkling wines and world beers. The express lunch (£9) is good for those on a budget.

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