Musu has quickly become a preferred spot for footballers and the well-heeled, not least because it’s among the pricier dining experiences in Manchester. Its Chef patron, Michael Shaw, is no stranger to the city’s food scene, having made a name for himself at The White Hart, a popular gastropub in Lydgate near Oldham. He brings to Musu his experience from stints at prominent establishments like Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Gordon Ramsay’s Aubergine, and Richard Neat in Cannes.
A whopping £3m was spent on outfitting Musu, with some walls adorned with plasma screens that show ever-changing scenes of Japan’s breathtaking landscapes, creating a tranquil ambiance. The Omakase menu features a variety of small plates inspired by Japanese cuisine, from sushi and sashimi to distinctive dishes like black cod with artichoke, yellow wine and walnut, seared wagyu sirloin with truffle and wakame, and duck meatball yakitori. The cocktail menu offers an opulent twist on classics, boasting infused gins and tantalising flavours like yuzu, lapsang souchong tea, and lemongrass. In addition, you’ll find a variety of sake and an extensive wine list, including a unique selection of Japanese wines.