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Moonsha Japanese Bar & Restaurant

4 Friary Street, Derby DE1 1JF, England
+44 1332 343288
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“sushi” (49 reviews)
“bento box” (21 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Friary Street, Derby DE1 1JF, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here for a birthday lunch, it was very quiet but we had a fabulous time and the teppanyaki bar where the chef cooked and entertained us was fabulous entertainment and really tasty food .the people with us also had the Sushi which they...More

Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last night. Very disappointment. We did the tapanyaki/hibatchi selection. We had the Niku set. What basically was cheap poor Chinese food. Bamboo shoots, chewy meats in plum sauces and dry egg friend rice. The only nice part was the steak, but was served with...More

Thank jessiruth1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hosted an evening meal for 30 business guests at Moonsha. We sat around the Teppanyaki, started with sushi and sashimi tasters and then went onto the Teppanyaki set menu. It was the perfect evening! The food was great, the service was great, the Teppanyaki...More

Thank Danny B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Moonsha many times over the years. The food has been constantly great, I've never eaten anything I didn't like there! It's probably my favorite restaurant in Derby!

Thank MissFortuneUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here.. the menu has so much choice. I had the chicken teriyaki box meal with vegetables... they was cooked well and the entire dish was really nice - I'd come back here again!

Thank Leannajayde
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me and fiancé always come here, absolutely love it here! The staff are always friendly, the food is amazing and the place is so lovely! Came tonight for his 21st, the usual staff we talk to bought him a dessert out and sang happy birthday....More

Thank Zoe M
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to everyone who has been doing well and the best time ever for my family and friends. The restaurant was very good for the price and the food was delicious and the service was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank F3l4
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We went here on Saturday night, had a table booked for 6 people, which we were shown straight too after ordering a few drinks at the bar as we didn't all arrive together. There's a lot to take in on the menu, so they gave...More

Thank Jake O
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Distinctly average service all night. A big party of us....over 30. My wife didn’t get most of the things in the set menu, when it came to pay we said we didn’t think it was fair to charge full price, anyone would have thought we...More

Thank tbartravel
Moonsha D, Owner at Moonsha Japanese Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Thanks for your feedback, we do apologise for what was happening on that night. But we do need to tell the truth. As you said you are with a big group of 30 persons. As we’ve got fully booked for teppantaki that night, we need...More

Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Lunchtime menu was good value, ordered the unagi bento and it was the biggest portion of unagi I’ve had in a bento in the UK, really impressed! Green tea was delicious too. Ideal parking right by restaurant was a bonus! Will definitely be back

Thank ohashihana2
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Angeline G
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Response from Angeline G | Reviewed this property |
Since this place opened ive probably been six times, early days you could not get in the car park was a pay & display over the road, since then yes you can park, nobody explains the menu, the waitor/s prefer to chat amongst... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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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