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Moonsha Japanese Bar & Restaurant

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4 Friary Street, Derby DE1 1JF, England
+44 1332 343288
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Welcoming staff.Warm,friendly,unfussy service. Food really tasty.Everyone chose different dishes and we all enjoyed them. I'd really recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food.

Thank claredavison02
Leicester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The quality of the food was excellent but it seemed they were unable to cope with a group booking. The table wasn't ready when it was booked for and we waited something like 90 minutes from when we had finnished the starters to when the mains were served

Thank mroclock
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really delicious food for all of us, my mum particularly enjoyed her scallop starter. great service.

Thank Jessica D
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would strongly recommend this restaurant. It is excellent. We take clients from Japan and Europe here and they always come back! Staff are friendly, food is good. I have been to Japan many times and can say this is a very reasonably priced restaurant considering the quality of the food. Give it a go!

Thank Ghostbuster126
Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Attended a conference here, and had a meal after the presentation. The service was second to none, the dishes were exquisite, and teppanyaki was very tasty.

Thank Calderon46
1 review
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully tasty food served very promptly and in a relaxing environment with lovely character. The yakitori is delicious and I would heavily recommend the ramen, bento boxes, and don-buri. In compsrison with more commercial chain wagamammas, the flavours are much nicer here and the consistancy is better, leading to a more balanced menu especially with their vegetarian options (of which... More 

Thank Jack T
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed March 4, 2017

The food is tasty however it is in very small amounts and not by any means the quality that you would expect from a sushi resturant. Service is slow and often disorganised with arguing next to tables. Some people at my table had finished their food before others had begun. Lengthy wait. They missed items off of our order and... More 

Thank DougieJRM
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on recommendation from friends. It did not dissapoint I liked how each person didn't have to have the same set menu. The food was reasonably priced, the set menu offered a lot of variety. We missed the tapenyaki part, however will be back for this. Very tasty and authentic could not find a fault in the... More 

Thank GurjL
Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Took my nephew and his girlfriend there, it was okay but the food was a let down compared to the first time I have been last year. A nice experience once in a while, I am in no rush to go back.

Thank Linda B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

We loved the food here, my first time but I was introduced by the person I was with. Defiantly worth the visit, everything's made to order and tastes amazing and so so fresh. I had never had eal nigari before, it's amazing a must try! Very authentic and I will defiantly return. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Thank emmabartlett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Friary Street, Derby DE1 1JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 343288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?