Team behind the critically-acclaimed Japanese restaurant have plans to take over Arch 3
Five years they've been plugging away beneath a gritty railway arch on Mirabel Street, close to Manchester's Victoria railway station, and have over the years, through hard work, careful sourcing and word of mouth, gained a reputation as the finest handlers of raw fish in the North West, perhaps even the best Japanese restaurant in the North (though, admittedly, we've only tried a few).
We've been back many times and never once had a duffer. In fact, it's the highest scoring restaurant - 19.5 out of 20 - in recent Confidential memory... maybe ever. (Forgetting the time Gordo, close to losing a toe and wired on opiates, scored Australasia 21 out of 20.)
Good news then that the team behind this exceptional 15-seat sushi cave - MFDF 'Chef of the Year' Terry Huang and front of house/business partner Hanna Michnowicz - have got their mitts on a second site, across the road in arch 3.
So far, Confidential has word that the natty working title for the space is 'Kitchen in an Arch' and will combine a kitchen with a specialist seafood deli. The pair - who do a decent line in sake and shochu - have also applied to the council for a booze licence.
When we know more, so will you.