Posted: 20 / 02 / 2018

The sushi scene is on the rise and with critically acclaimed restaurant offerings such as Umezushi it comes as no surprise. Boasting freshness and quality the Japanese inspired menu offers a range of authentic yet affordable dishes to please all palettes.

Concealed under Manchester’s railway arches, the award-winning venue literally proves to be one of Manchester’s hidden gems and a great find for all true Japanese food fans wishing to seek sushi in the city.

After a successful five years building the brand the new goal is set on rolling out a sister site. Having already secured a lease for another railway arch just a stone’s throw away, it seems expansion plans are firmly under way with the soft launch of Kitchen In An Arch set to be with us this April.

The ‘one stop sushi shop’ is set to improve the functionality of the restaurant with the new space introducing a staff room, hot and cold prep kitchen as well as storage space for the sake and wine collection.

The team behind Umezushi have listed Kitchen In An Arch on crowdfunding website Indiegogo, where they are looking to raise £60,000 to finance the launch and execution of the venture.

On the project, Umezushi Director, Hanna Michnowicz, said:

“KIAA will give us the opportunity to bring Umezushi to the next level.

“We will have a larger preparation area which will give us the space to keep up the quality and demand as well as providing consumers the chance to purchase preliminary ingredients to try out some of our specialist dishes at home”.

With the soft launch set to be with us some time this April followed by the official opening in May, it is sure to be a few exciting months for the Umezushi team.